Ayo Makun

Ayo Makun

Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and film director


19 July 1971


Ayo was born on 19 August 1971


11 July 2003


Ayo Makun attended Delta State University in Nigeria, where he studied theatre arts, graduating in 2003 after nine years of study, and he received several awards during his time as a student, including the Jaycee Club Socio-personality Award, Best Show Business Promoter, Most Celebrated Student on Campus, and Most Fashionable Student on Campus.


11 July 2010


Ayo Makun gained recognition as Alibaba Akporobome's personal assistant and event manager, and further established himself through his work as a guest columnist for The Sun (Nigeria) with his column "A.Y wire" and as part of Gbenga Adeyinka's "Laugh Mattaz" team


11 July 2013

Awards and accolades

Ayo Makun achieved several notable accolades including multiple Comedian of the Year titles, being appointed as a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009, receiving the Most Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013, and his event A.Y Live being honored as the Best Event at the NELAS Awards 2018 in the United Kingdom.


11 July 2018


In collaboration with Joselyn Dumas, Ayo Makun served as a co-host for the 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa, which took place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.


11 July 2023

Professional life

Ayo Makun, a Nigerian director, actor, and CEO of Corporate World entertainment, directs and stars in the sitcom "AY's Crib" alongside Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin, and Justice Nuagbe, while also hosting comedy shows such as AY Live featuring renowned comedians like Bovi and Helen Paul, and supporting emerging comedians through the AY "Open Mic Challenge," in addition to owning a club house.


11 July 2023

Personal life

Ayo Makun, the eldest son among seven siblings, entered into matrimony with his wife Mabel in November 2008, and together they have been blessed with two children.

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