Ayo Makun (AY)

Ayo Makun (AY)

Ayo Makun, Which Full Name Is: Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and movie director. Born on 19 August 1971, he hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State. He is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. His first movie, 30 Days in Atlanta was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters and went on to achieve. He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador.

Education

Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He graduated (after spending nine years) in 2003 as a 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).[10]

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. He and his wife Mabel have been married for twelve years.

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 comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul and many other comedians. Ayo Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate World entertainment, Nigeria. He also owns a club house. As an investor in stand-up comedy, he has influenced upcoming comedians through his AY “Open Mic Challenge”.

Events

He was a co-host with Joselyn Dumas at the 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

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.

2013

  • Most creative Entrepreneur of the year, (comedy category): Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (CEAN)
  • Best Event A.Y Live: NELAS Awards 2018, United Kingdom.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Being Mrs Elliot Ishawuru with Omoni Oboli, Sylvia Oluchi and Majid Michel
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Akpors with Ramsey Nouah, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd and Richard Mofe Damijo
2016 A Trip to Jamaica Akpos also starring Funke Akindele, Eric Roberts, Dan Davies, Chris Attoh
2016 The Wedding Party MC also starring Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Banky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2016 10 Days in Sun City as Akpos also starring Adesua Etomi, Mercy Johnson, Richard Mofe Damijo, Falz
2017 American Driver Ayo Makun also starring Evan King, Jim Iyke, Anita Chris, Nse Ikpe Etim, Nadia Buari, Emma Nyra, Johnny Dewan, Laura Heuston, McPc the Comedian, Michael Tula, Andie Raven
2017 The Accidental Spy John also starring Ramsey Nouah Christine Allado
2017 The Wedding Party 2 MC also starring Adesua Etomi, Sola Sobowale, Banky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons as Ayo Abioritsegbemi also starring Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah, Falz and Richard Mofe Damijo
2019 Merry Men 2 as Amaju also starring, Jim Iyke, Ramsey Noah, Falz and Damilola Adegbite
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Born on: August 19, 1971

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