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Ayodeji Richard Makun

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Updated: Jan 09, 2023

Birth Name: Ayodeji Richard Makun

Nickname/Stage Name: AY

Birth Date: August 19,1971

Genres: Comedy

Occupation(s): Actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and film director

Years Active: 2006 till Present

Net Worth: $1.5billion

Personal life

Ayo Makun is the oldest son in a family of seven. In November of 2008, he and his wife Mabel celebrated fourteen years of marriage.

They have two children, Michelle Makun and Ayomide Makun.

Education

Ayo Makun studied at Delta State University in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He graduated as a theatre arts student (after nine years) in 2003.

A.Y also received awards for being the most fashionable student on campus (1999 and 2000), the best show-biz promoter (2001), the most celebrated student on campus (2001), and the Jaycee Club socio-personality award (2003).

Career

Ayo Makun rose to prominence as Alibaba Akporobome's personal assistant and event manager.

AY also contributed to The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka's "Laugh Mattaz" as a guest columnist.Ayo Makun directs and stars in AY's crib, a popular Nigerian sitcom starring Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin, and Justice Nuagbe.

He also hosts AY Live, one of Africa's largest comedy shows, which features comedians such as Bovi, Helen Paul, Basketmouth, and many others. Ayo Makun is also the President and CEO of Corporate World Entertainment in Nigeria. He is also the owner of a clubhouse. [16] He has paved the way for upcoming comedians as an investor in stand-up comedy 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

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.

Movies

Being Mrs Elliot

30 Days in Atlanta

A Trip to Jamaica

The Wedding Party

10 Days in Sun City

American Driver

The Accidental Spy

The Wedding Party 2

Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons

Merry Men 2

Christmas in Miami

 

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