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Ayo Makun (Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y) is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and T.V presenter, actor, writer, director and MC. Born on August 19, He hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State but prefers to be known as a ‘Warri boy’. He is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. His first movie, 30 Days in Atlanta[1] was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters. He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador[2] in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the C.E.O of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

Education

Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka. He graduated (after spending nine years)[3] in 2003 as the most celebrated theatre arts student. A.Y also won other awards such as the most fashionable student on campus (1999 and 2000); best show-biz promoter (2001); the most celebrated student on campus (2001) and the Jaycee club socio-personality award (2003).

Career

Ayo Makun came into spotlight after being Alibaba Akporobome‘s personal assistant and event manager. A.Y also wrote going “A.Y wire” as a guest columnist in The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka‘s “laugh mattaz”.

Personal life

Ayo Makun is the oldest male child from a family of seven.[4] He married Mabel in 2008[5] and they have one daughter, Michelle.

Professional life

Ayo Makun directs and acts in one of Nigeria’s popular sitcom, AY’s crib with Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin and Justice Nuagbe. He also hosts one of Africa‘s largest comedy shows, AY live featuring other comedians like BoviHelen Paul and many other comedians. Ayo Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer for Corporate World entertainment, Nigeria. He also owns one of the biggest and most comfortable Club houses in Nigeria. As an investor in stand-up comedy, he has influenced upcoming comedians through his AY “Open Mic Challenge”.

Awards

2008

  • Comedian of the year: Diamond Awards for Comedy
  • Comedian of the year: Teens Favorite
  • Comedian of the year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards
  • Comedian of the year: National Daily Awards
  • Comedian of the year: Arsenal Award for Excellence
  • Comedian of the year: Mode Men of the year Awards

2009

  • U.N Peace Ambassador

2010

  • Comedian of the year: Nigerian Entertainment Awards[6]

2013

  • Most creative Entrepreneur of the year, (comedy category) :C.E.A.N

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Being Mrs Elliot[7][8][9] Ishawuru with Omoni OboliSylvia Oluchi and Majid Michel
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Akpors with Ramsey NouahLynn WhitfieldKarlie Redd and Richard Mofe Damijo
2016 A Trip to Jamaica Akpos also starring Funke AkindeleEric RobertsDan DaviesChris Attoh
2016 The Wedding Party MC also starring Adesua EtomiSola SobowaleBanky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2017 The Wedding Party 2 MC also starring Adesua EtomiSola SobowaleBanky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2017 American Driver Ayo Makun Also starring Evan King, Jim Iyke, Anita Chris, Nse Ikpe EtimNadia BuariEmma Nyra, Johnny Dewan, Laura Heuston, McPc the Comedian, Michael Tula, Andie Raven

References

  1. Jump up^ http://www.30daysinatlanta.com
  2. Jump up^ “NigeriaFilms.Com Pours It All on The AY Brand”Modern Ghana. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. Jump up^ “Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  4. Jump up^ “A.Y Biography – Ayo Richard Makun Profile – Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News”Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  5. Jump up^ “[old] Ay And Mabel Wed – Celebrities – Nigeria”nairaland.com. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  6. Jump up^ Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  7. Jump up^ “BEING MRS ELLIOT / OMONI OBOLI, MAJID MICHEL”9FLIX. 9flix. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  8. Jump up^ “‘Being Mrs Elliott’ Watch movie review by Adenike Adebayo”Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  9. Jump up^ “Nollywood movie review: Being Mrs. Elliot”Premium Times. Onyinye Muomah. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
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