Ayo Makun (AY) Biography, Net Worth, Awards, Career

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.

Career Beginnings

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.


Film Year
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.

Personal Life

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.

Net Worth

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)

Social Media

Follow AY on his social media accounts:

Backlinks to AY’s Videos on YouTube

Enjoy some of AY’s hilarious skits and movies on YouTube:

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.

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