Ayo Makun

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A.Y
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Born
Ayo Makun

(1971-08-19) 19 August 1971 (age 49)
NationalityNigeria
CitizenshipNigerian
Occupationcomedian
Known forBeing Mrs Elliot[1][2][3]

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,[4] 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[5] was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters and went on to achieve. He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador.[6]

Education[edit]

Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He graduated (after spending nine years)[7] in 2003 as a theatre arts student.[8][failed verification] 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).[9]

Career[edit]

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".[10]

Personal life[edit]

Ayo Makun is the oldest male child from a family of seven.[11] He and his wife Mabel have been married for twelve years.[12]

Professional life[edit]

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.[13] As an investor in stand-up comedy, he has influenced upcoming comedians through his AY "Open Mic Challenge".[14]

Events[edit]

He was a co-host with Joselyn Dumas at the 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana[15]

Awards[edit]

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

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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Being Mrs Elliot[17][18][19] 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[20] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BEING MRS ELLIOT / OMONI OBOLI, MAJID MICHEL". 9FLIX. 9flix. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "'Being Mrs Elliott' Watch movie review by Adenike Adebayo". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 28 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Nollywood movie review: Being Mrs. Elliot". Premium Times. Onyinye Muomah. Retrieved 28 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ayo Makun Biography and Profile | | Nairagent.com". 30 November 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  5. ^ "30 Days in Atlanta". www.30daysinatlanta.com. Corporate World Entertainment Ltd. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ "NigeriaFilms.Com Pours It All on The AY Brand". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 23 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "A.Y, Actor, Comedian, Nigeria Personality Profiles". www.nigeriagalleria.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  9. ^ Ajose, Kehinde (6 July 2019). "Ayo Makun becomes most followed African comedian on social media". TheNewsGuru. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  10. ^ "NFC Celebrates AY Achievements In Comedy". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  11. ^ "A.Y Biography - Ayo Richard Makun Profile - Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News". Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News. Retrieved 23 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ BellaNaija.com (29 November 2019). "11 years of Marriage, 16 years of Friendship ❤️ AY Makun & wife Mabel are still Waxing Strong". BellaNaija. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Biography of Ayo Makun and Net-worth – 2019 Latest Update". Current School News. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  14. ^ editor (3 April 2020). "AY Makun's 'Call to Bar'". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 25 May 2020.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Joselyn Dumas And A.Y Named As Host of 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa". zionfelix.net. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  17. ^ "BEING MRS ELLIOT / OMONI OBOLI, MAJID MICHEL". 9FLIX. 9flix. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "'Being Mrs Elliott' Watch movie review by Adenike Adebayo". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 28 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Nollywood movie review: Being Mrs. Elliot". Premium Times. Onyinye Muomah. Retrieved 28 September 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ The Accidental Spy, retrieved 25 February 2019