AY, full name Ayodeji Richard Makun is an Actor, radio and TV presenter, screenwriter, MC and comedian writer. He is also one of the most successful movie producers in Nigeria.
AY was born on 19th of August in the year 1971. He is initially from Ifon in Ondo State. He is the oldest of seven children born to his parents. AY is popularly known as “Warri boy” by friends and loved ones due to his much appraised professional “Warri accent”.
Ayo Makun studied for his tertiary education at Delta State University Abraka and graduated bearing the title of the most celebrated theatre arts student.
AYs first appearance on the spotlight was with his job as Alibaba’s personal assistant and manager.
Today he directs the popular sitcom known as “AY crib,” and he hosts a favorite comedy show known as “AY live” of which he features other known comedians like Helen Paul and Bovi.
He is the owner of Club House and CEO of the cooperate World Entertainment Nigeria. As an investor in stand-up comedy, he is known to have positively impacted upcoming comedians through his “AY Open Mic Challenge.”
His first movie was “Thirty Days in Atlanta” a film directed by Roberts O Peters. The movie was a mega success and became the highest grossing Nollywood movie at the cinema for a long time. He followed up his success in the movie making business by releasing other movies which includes, ” A Trip To Jamaica” and ” 10 Days In Sun City”. All his movies have been hugely successful making him a popular brand in the movie industry.
He is an award-winning comedian with many different accolades awarded to him.
He is married to Mabel, and they have an adorable baby girl which they named Michelle.
- He received the award for Comedian of the Year by Diamond Awards for Comedy in 2008
- He also won Comedian of the Year by Teens Favorite MBG Abuja Merits Awards in 2008.
- He was also awarded Comedian of the Year 2008.
- He heralds the title of UN Peace Ambassador which was awarded in 2009.
- In 2008, he also received Comedian of the Year Awards by National Daily Awards Mode Men of the Year Awards and Arsenal Award for Excellence.
AY is estimated to be worth about N800 million