The Nigerian comedian and actor is one of Nollywood's most famous faces and his movies have been box office hits, most notably the Merry Men films.
AY Makun announced his latest film project on Instagram, with photos and a video clip of what appears to be a mix of action and drama.
Annie Idibia, AY Makun, Alexx Ekubo & co. in ALMAJIRI
He wrote, "The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film that tells our stories and existing realities. We are currently working on a film titled ALMAJIRI."
"It is based on true life experiences in the Northern part of Nigeria. The movie Almajiri is designed to tell a very common story of children who are subjected to the high level of poverty faced by most families living in that region."
AY Makun and Annie Idibia in ALMAJIRI
"These children often wander the streets begging for food, clothes, and other necessities thus making them vulnerable to chronic ill-health, sexual and physical abuse, human trafficking, slavery, drugs, etc."
"This is something unusual and different coming from the AY brand..."
Almajiri stars AY Makun, Annie Idibia, Alexx Ekubo, Broda Shaggi, Ali Nuhu, Seyi Law, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Rahama Sadau, Sani Musa Danja, and Asabe Madaki.
It is directed by Toka Mcbaror and produced by Darlington Abuda.