Ayo Makun (AY) is a popular Nigerian actor, comedian, writer, presenter, producer, and director.
AY hosts his annual show, AY Live, and several other comedy skits. AY has also produced several blockbuster films, including; “30 days in Atlanta”, “10 days in Suncity”, “American driver,” “A trip to Jamaica,” and “The Wedding Party.”
We would see Ayo Makun’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, wife, education, net worth, social media, and everything that you would like to know about him.
Full name: Ayodeji Richard Makun
Stage name: AY
Date of birth: August 19, 1971
Age: 49 years
Education: Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State
Occupation: Actor, producer, comedian, Businessman
Net worth: $2 million
Ayo Richard Makun (AY) was born on August 19, 1971. Although he hails originally from Ondo State, AY grew up in Warri, Delta State, and Lagos, Nigeria.
After completing his primary and secondary studies, Ayo Makun proceeded to study Theatre Arts at Delta State University (Delsu). He graduated in 2003 after spending nine years at the institution.
Ayo Makun first worked for Nigeria renowned comedian, Alibaba Akporobome as a personal assistant and event manager. He became famous after starring in “Night of a Thousand Laughs,” a comic stand up show hosted by Oppa Williams.
As of 2020, the comedian has become one of Nigeria’s most significant comedians with more than 8 million followers on Instagram. The annual AY Live show also features other great comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul, and others. The show is watched by more than 10,000 people per year.
AY also directs and acts in one of Nigeria’s most popular TV series, AY’s Crib alongside Buchi Franklin, Venita Akpofure, Justice Nuagbe, and Alex Ekubo. He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment in Nigeria and owns a nightclub in the city of Lekki Phase1.
Ayo Makun has acted and produced several hit movies. Here is a list of some of them;
• American Driver
• Being Mrs. Elliot
• The Accidental Spy
• The Wedding Party
• The Wedding Party 2
• 10 Days in Sun City
• 30 Days in Atlanta
• Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
• Merry Men 2
• A Trip to Jamaica
Ayo Makun has won several awards. Some of them include;
• Comedian of the year: Arsenal Award for Excellence (2008)
• Comedian of the year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards (2008)
• Comedian of the year: Mode Men of the year Awards (2008)
• Comedian of the year: Teens Favorite (2008)
• Comedian of the year: Diamond Awards for Comedy (2008)
• Comedian of the year: National Daily Awards (2008)
• U.N Peace Ambassador (2009)
• Comedian of the year: Nigerian Entertainment Awards (2010)
• Most creative Entrepreneur of the year, (comedy category): CEAN (2013)
• Best Event AY Live: NELAS Awards 2018, United Kingdom (2013)
AY is the oldest child out of 7 children. He is married to Mabel Makun, and they have a daughter, Michelle Makun.
AY Net worth
Ayo Makun is one of the richest comedians in Nigeria. He has also produced several blockbuster films with top-notch actors. As of 2020, AY net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Have you seen Merry Men 2? pic.twitter.com/lNOlB7FafZ
— AY COMEDIAN (@AYCOMEDIAN) June 9, 2020