Ayo ‘AY’ Makun Biography: Age, Career, Spouse, Family, Net Worth
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Ayodeji Richard Makun who is also known by the screen name AY, is a Nigerian actor comedian, radio host and television presenter producer, writer as well as a film producer. Born on the 19th of August, 1971, he is from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State. He is the host of his own A.Y live shows as well as A.Y comic skits. The first film he directed, 30 Days in Atlanta was made by his with the direction of Robert O. Peters. He was named a U.N. Peace Ambassador. The year 2009 was the time he became a United Nations Peace Ambassador. In addition, he is the Chief Executive Officer for Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.
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|Full Names||Ayodeji Richard Makun
|Stage Name||Ayo ‘AY’ Makun
|Date Of Birth||19 August 1971|
|Age||51 Years Old|
|State of Origin||Delta State
|Occupation||Actor • Comedian
|Academics||Delta State University|
Ayodeji Richard Makun also known by the name of AY Makun is a renowned Nigerian Comedian, TV personality, O.AP, Host, Actor, Producer as well as a Brand Ambassador.
He is the Chief Executive Director for World Entertainment Corporation. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of World Entertainment and the host of a wildly popular comedy show called AY Live.
As of 2008, he won seven awards in recognition of his exceptional performance in the world of comedy.
In the last few days, it has been discovered that he’s the most followed comedy act across West Africa on social media with a massive following of more than 20 million.
The influence he has within the Entertainment industry is many shows, including The AY Live, AY’s Crib, and the Open Mic Challenge, and even top-quality films.
On the 19th of August, 1971 famous comedian Ayo “AY” Makun was born in Warri, Delta State. Originating from Ifon, Ose Local Government in Ondo State, the award-winning comedian was raised in the city of ‘Wafirian’ and was the youngest child of seven siblings in the family.
He was known by the name of Warri Boy in his youth, and he has continued to use the name to this day. He wasn’t well-known for his intelligence when he was an infant, but his capacity to analyze the situation and recognize opportunities led him to become a force to be reckoned with in his locality.
Also, he was a popular socialite who spent the majority of his holiday with his buddies, particularly attending social gatherings in the crowded areas of Warri. He was also renowned for his style and fashion sense. He paid the most attention to his appearance when he was a young adult. His personality and capacity to be a hard worker also contributed to his influence in school.
After completing his primary secondary and elementary education he went to secondary education in Warri and graduated in the prescribed time and received the SSCE certificate.
He was accepted into Delta State University, Abraka, at the beginning of the 90s. He pursued studies in the Theatre Arts. But, he stayed for nine years at the Institution and graduated with a degree of Bachelors in 2003.
While studying at the school, he became famous and was awarded numerous awards for his talent, creativity, and tenacity. He was awarded the title of the most popular student on campus between 1999 and 2000. He also was recognized as the most successful show-biz promoter at the Institution in the year following.
Ayo Makun was the most well-known student on campus in 2001. He was honored with an award from the Jaycee Club socio-personality award in 2003.
How old is AY? He was born on the 19th of August 1971, he is 52 years old as of April 2023.
He began his long and successful career as a stand-up comic. He worked previously as an event manager and also worked as a personal assistant for Alibaba Akporobome. In his quest for fame, He published an article entitled The Going A.Y Wire in The Sun (Nigeria) and was a part of the show “Laugh Mattaz which was hosted by comedian Gbenga Adeyinka.
He also appeared in the comedy program, Night of a Thousand The Laugh which was hosted by Oppa Williams, before he went on to create his own programs on radio and television.
He also serves as Host and Presenter on his shows. The show he hosts, AY Live is among the biggest comedy shows in Africa and is held on a regular basis featuring popular comedians Bovi, Helen Paul, Seyi Law, Elenu, and many others who appear frequently. In addition, a variety of musicians perform at the live event.
The hardworking Nigerian comedy has provided an opportunity for advancements within the Comedy industry through the Open Mic Challenge producing promising talent over the years. He is also the Chief Executive Officer at Corporate World Entertainment, Nigeria, and owns an expensive clubhouse in Lagos State.
He was a co-host in 2018 when he hosted the Golden Movies Awards Africa along with Joselyn Dumas in Accra, Ghana.
He has also worked in the movie industry in recent years. He has made appearances in a list of movies namely;
- 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
With a long and distinguished career that spans all aspects of the Nigerian entertainment business, he is known as one of the best well-known comedy stars in Africa. The awards that have been attributed to his name include:
- Comedian of the Year: Diamond Awards for Comedy (2008)
- Comedian of the Year: Teens Favorite (2008)
- Comedian of the Year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards (2008)
- Comedian of the Year: National Daily Awards (2008)
- Comedian of the Year: Arsenal Award for Excellence (2008)
- Comedian of the Year: Mode Men of the Year Awards (2008)
- U.N Peace Ambassador (2009)
- Comedian of the Year: Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2010)
- Most Creative Entrepreneur of the Year, (comedy category): Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (CEAN) (2013)
- Best Event A.Y Live: NELAS Awards 2018, United Kingdom (2013)
The popular comedian Ayo Makun, better known as AY is currently married to Mabel Makun. Both of them were married on the same day in 2008. They have been married since. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Michelle Makun.
In the last few months, A.Moved into an extremely lucrative residence in Lagos. The street he lives in was named in his honor (Ayo Makun St. ) and the interiors of the house were created through Midas Interiors, which is managed by his wife of his.
His collection includes luxurious cars like a Jaguar XJ, a G-Wagon, and the Lexus LX570.
Over the years, his degree of influence has allowed him to interact with some of the most famous people in the Political, Sports, and Entertainment fields. Also, he has a large number of followers who follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as well as YouTube.
There are notable siblings that include Yomi Casual, Lanre Makun, Bimbo Makun-Olukoya, and Morenike Makun in the Nigerian industries.
Ayo “AY” Makun is one of the top-followed Nigerian comedies on Twitter, with greater than 20 million followers across his accounts and his pages.
He is also one of the most powerful celebrities in America and has a net worth of $7 million.
- Instagram- @aycomedian
- Twitter- @AYCOMEDIAN
- Facebook- @AY COMEDIAN
- TikTok- Nil
- Snapchat- Nil
- Phone Number- Private