Biography Of Ayo Makun (Ayodeji Richard Makun AY): Whenever the name AY is mentioned, it pulls a lot of stunts in the movie and entertainment industry. And one would be wondering out of curiosity, who is AY and how did he attain such significant height? well, here it is. This article brings to your perusal information on the birth, education, profession, awards, achievements, as well as the life of Ayo Makun AY.
Without much ado, in this article, I will elucidate on the Biography of Ayo Makun AY, His Net Worth, Education life and AY as one of the best Nigerian comedians. So if you want to know about him, I enjoin you to read this article painstakingly while I take the lead. Trust me you will love it.
Biography Of Ayo Makun AY & Net Worth
- Full Name; Ayodeji Richard Makun
- Popular Name; AY
- Mother’s name; N/A
- Nationality; Nigerian
- Religious Affiliation; Christianity
- State / LGA of Origin; Ondo State/ Ose local government
- Professions; Compere, Standup Comedian, Radio and TV Presenter, Promoter, Producer, Actor, Director, Writer, and Event Manager.
Ayo Makun, AY is one of Nigeria’s most humorous and talented comedian actors. He is widely known and he is an international personality. He was born 19th August in an undisclosed year in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He also grew up in Warri but hails from Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. AY comes from a large family of seven.
Due to his place of birth and upbringing, AY had his preliminary education in Warri. After his secondary school, he went further to Delta State University, Abraka where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Art.
Comedy happens to be his first area of dominance before acting. As a stand-up comedian, he had this to say of himself “stand-up comedy paved a way for other things I’m doing today. With comedy, I gained recognition and with the recognition, I decided to do new things”.
Ay started off as an undergraduate in delta state university and was deeply involved in the showbiz. He was known for launching and hosting shows like Miss Delsu, Miss Delta and lots more.
From the little experience he gathered while hosting minor shows in school, his effort was crowned when he met with a popular comedian and actor called Alibaba.
He sat under Alibaba’s tutelage for professional training and guidance on how to stand out in the business and this helped him to become a professional comedian that he is today.
Ayo Makun gained serious popularity in 2006 after he performed at a comedy show hosted by Opa Williams
Ay is married to Mabel Makun and their union is blessed with a daughter.
Awards/ Honors/ Achievements;
AY’s consistency and contributions to the movie and entertainment industry has earned him the following awards and honors; 2008
- He was awarded Comedian of the year at Diamond Awards for Comedy
- He was awarded 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):C.E.A.N
- His movie won TV Comedy Show of the Year at Creative Industry Awards 2013
- Best Comedy Film at Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015
- Best Supporting Actor at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2017
- Nollywood Personality of the Year at The Sun Awards 2017
- Golden Movie (Comedy) at Golden Movie Awards 2017
His exceptional performances during school days also earned him the following awards;
- The Most Fashionable Student on Campus (1999 and 2000);
- The Most Celebrated Student on Campus (2001),
- Best Showbiz Promoter (2001),
- Jaycee Club Socio-Cultural Personality Award (2003), and the Most Celebrated Theatre Arts Student (2003).
Comedy has paved way for Ayo Makun to achieve the following;
- He is the host of AY Live, the usually sold out comedy and music concerts which hold annually on Easter Sunday. The much-anticipated show started in 2010 and enjoys a huge crowd both in Lagos and London.
- He is also the host of the popular TV series AY’s Crib which was launched in 2013.
- The AY Show is a TV comedy show, aired on many terrestrial television stations across Nigeria and Africa Magic.
- AY’s Open Mic Challenge is a monthly comedy show for many upcoming and established acts in the industry. The show is held every third Sunday of the month at the Marquee at Federal Palace Hotels and Casinos, Lagos.
- Ayo Makun is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment (CWE).
Ay as an Actor
With AY’s multi-faceted talent, he ventured into acting comic movies. He was a producer and one of the casts of “30 Days in Atlanta” a movie that has won several awards and recognitions. He has also featured ion other movies including;
- Being Mrs. Elliot (2014)
- The Lodgers (2016)
- The Wedding Party(2016)
- American Driver (2017)
- Mom at War (2018)
Ay produced the following movies;
- A Trip to Jamaica (2016)
- 10 Days in Sun City (2017)
- The Merry Man (2018)
- And 30 days in Atlanta
Ayo Makun AY is one of the most popular comic actors in recent times with a current estimated net worth of $ 7 million and still counting.
Okay, this is all I have to say for now on the biography and net worth of the popular Nigerian comedian Ayodeji Richard Makun also know as Ayo Makun (AY).
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