Big Brother Naija season 5 housemate, Olamilekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon got his fellow housemates feeling sorry and concerned after he opened up on his genotype during a conversation in the house.
As housemates were disclosing their genotype, Laycon said he is SC and added that he does not like to reveal his because when he does people think he is sick.
After the 26-year-old rapper made the revelation, Dorathy quickly chipped in;
“Guess that’s why you’re slim”.
Laycon has always been interested in sharing information about sickle cell because he’s SC. Vee informs them that it’s only black people that have sickle cell & there’s little research on it. Even in the UK a lot of her friends have it.#OSGBBNAIJA #BBNaija
— BBNAIJA (@OloriSupergal) September 22, 2020
The SC genotype is seen in persons who have inherited the gene for hemoglobin S from one parent and the gene for hemoglobin C from the other. Some people with this genotype develop Hb SC disease, a variant of sickle cell disease.
However, people with Hb SC disease live longer than patients with Hb SS and have fewer painful episodes