Ayodeji Richard Makun, known professionally as AY Comedian, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and television host, writer, producer, and film director. He hosts the A.Y live shows as well as the A.Y comic skits and many others.
Who is AY Comedian?
Ayo Makun was born in Warri, Delta State, on August 19, 1971, A.Y is from Ifon, Ose Local Government, Ondo State, although he prefers to be referred to as a “warri lad.”
Ayo Makun graduated from Delta State University, Abraka, with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Art. A.Y. was very engaged in school and received numerous nominations and prizes, including Best Showbiz Promoter (2001) and Most Celebrated Theatre Arts Student (2001). (2003).
Ayo Makun Age
AY Comedian was born on August 19, 1971, and is currently 50-years-old.
Career as a Comedian
Since his undergraduate days, Ayo Makun has been interested in show business.
A.Y. created and hosted shows such as Miss Delsu, Miss Delta, and others.
When he met Alibaba Akporobome, a well-known comedian and performer who eventually became his mentor, fate shined on him in one of his concerts.
A.Y began her career as Ali Baba’s personal assistant and event manager.
His time with Ali Baba taught him how to read people and helped him develop into a professional comic.
The performer debuted at Victoria Garden City’s Ali Baba’s Fans Club performance (VGC).
In 2006, Ayo Makun rose to prominence after appearing on a comedy show presented by Opa Williams.
Since then, he has risen to the top of his field and has established himself as one of Nigeria’s most bankable comedians.
The performer contributed to The Sun Newspaper’s ‘A.Y wire’ and Gbenga Adeyinka’s ‘laff Mattaz’ as a guest columnist.
He also hosted AY Live on The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7FM in Lagos every Friday from 6 am to 10 am.
The stand-up comedian is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment (CWE), an organization that focuses on organizing live events and providing content for radio and television.
The company powers the annually sold-out AY Live produces the AY Live VCD’s and the most-watched TV show.
AY’s Open Mic Challenge and AY’s Crib are also products of CWE.
Today, Corporate World Entertainment is one of the top-notch producers of comedic content in Nigeria.
AY’s comedy platforms include: AY Live, AY’s Crib, The AY Show, AY’s Open Mic Challenge
Career As An Actor/ Movie Producer
Ayo Makun, a ‘warri youngster,’ broadened his horizons by dabbling in filmmaking. ’30 Days in Atlanta’ was his debut film as a producer. His films are action-packed and humorous.
30 Days in Atlanta, directed by AY, was the highest-grossing domestic film in Nigeria in 2015, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Leading actors Richard Mofe Damijo, Ramsey Noah, and Mercy Johnson also appeared in the film. Other notable movies produced by AY Include: A Trip to Jamaica (2016), 10 Days in Sun City (2017), The Merry Man (2018).
A.Y has also starred in a couple of films. The notable ones include:
Being Mrs. Elliot (2014), The Lodgers (2016), The Wedding Party(2016), American Driver (2017), Mom at War (2018).
• Comedian of the Year at Diamond Awards for Comedy 2008
• Comedian of the Year at Teen Favourite 2008
• Comedian of the Year at MBG Abuja Merit Awards 2008
• Comedian of the Year at National Daily Awards 2008
• Comedian of the Year at Arsenal Award for Excellence 2008
• Comedian of the Year at Mode Men of the Year Awards 2008
• Best Comedian in Nigeria at City People Entertainment Awards 2009
• Comedian of the Year at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010
• Most Creative Entrepreneur of the Year at Creative Industry Awards 2013
• 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
Relationship and Personal Life
In 2008, Ayo Makun married Mabel Makun,35-year-old, the CEO of Midas Interiors, and they have a beautiful daughter, Michelle Makun.
AY is the youngest of six siblings, with two boys and four girls, Yomi Makun, also known as Yomi Casual, is also one of his brothers and one of Nigeria’s top fashion designers.
Ayo Makun House
Talking about Ay’s years of success and wealth acquired from being a comedian and an all-round entertainer cannot be complete without making a mention of his luxurious mansion located in Lekki, which is worth over ₦100 million naira, the entire interior of the house was done by the Midas Interiors, a company owned by his own Wife Mabel Makun.
Ayo Makun Cars
AY Comedian’s love for luxury can be seen in his automobiles. AY Owns a couple of cars which includes:
Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
AY Comedian Instagram
Ayo Makun currently has over 11 million organic followers on Instagram, making him the most followed comedian on social media in the whole of Africa.
Ayo has been an activist and human rights pioneer has used his social media platforms to create more awareness across all boards in regards to the social well-being of the entire Nigerian Populace.
AY Comedian Net Worth 2022
The Popular Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer, and movie director, AY Comedian net worth in 2022 according to Forbes is estimated at $4 million dollars making him the second richest comedian in Nigeria.