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Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, writer and showbiz impresario. With over two decades in the entertainment industry, AY is renowned for creating hilarious comic skits and movies that have put him on the frontline of Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
AY started his career in 1999 as a corporate master of ceremony (MC) for Zain Nigeria. His talent and wit soon caught the attention of industry greats and he began hosting popular shows like the AY Live Show which has gone on to become one of the most attended comedy events in the country.
In 2006, AY wrote, produced and directed his first movie, “30 Days in Atlanta”. The movie made history as it entered the Guinness Book of Records as the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time.
|30 Days in Atlanta||2006|
|A Trip To Jamaica||2016|
|Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons||2018|
|Merry Men 2: Another Mission||2019|
|10 Days in Sun City||2017|
|The Accidental Spy||2017|
AY has also created several television series, including the critically acclaimed AY’s Crib.
AY is married to Mabel Makun, and the couple has a beautiful daughter Michelle.
AY holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Delta State University, Abraka. He is also an avid car collector and boasts a fleet of luxury cars worth millions of dollars.
AY’s residence in Lekki is one of the most expensive houses in Nigeria, valued at over $2 million.
AY Makun’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, equivalent to about ₦ 4.2 billion Nigerian Naira, CAD 13 million Canadian Dollar, GHS 56 million Ghana Cedi, KES 1.1 Billion Kenyan Shillings, ZAR 143 million South African Rand, UGX 37 billion Uganda Shillings, and INR 731 Crore Indian Rupees respectively.
Awards and Nominations
AY has received several awards for his exemplary work in the entertainment industry. Some of his notable awards include:
- Most Outstanding Comedian in Nigeria by NIDOE in Switzerland (2008)
- Award for Comedy in the United Nations Peace Concert (2012)
- Africa’s Best Comedian in Australia (2014)
- Entertainment Personality of the year by Planet Africa in Toronto (2017)
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As one of Nigeria’s most beloved comedians, AY Makun continues to entertain audiences with his wit, humor, and talent on stage and on screen.