AYO MAKUN: SUCCESS IN SHOWBIZ


Ayo Makun is a multi-award winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and T.V presenter, writer, director and MC. He hails from Ondo State but prefers to be known as a 'Warri boy'. He is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits.  He is the C.E.O of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria. He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is one of the most successful comedian/ entrepreneur in Nigeria. He attended Delta State University, Abraka. He graduated in 2003 as the most celebrated theatre arts student. A.Y also won other awards such as the most fashionable student on campus (1999 and 2000); best show-biz promoter (2001); the most celebrated student on campus (2001) and the Jaycee club socio-personality award (2003) this is an evidence that his career has started long before he came into the business full time.
Ayo Makun directs and acts in one of Nigeria's popular sitcom, AY's crib with Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin and Justice Nuagbe. He also hosts one of Africa's largest comedy shows, AY live featuring other comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul and many more. He also owns one of the biggest and most comfortable Club houses in Nigeria. As an investor in stand-up comedy, he has influenced upcoming comedians through his AY "Open Mic Challenge. He is obviously one of the richest and most successful comedians in Nigeria and has helped so many talents into stardom through his initiatives. Sources have it that he a charge between 1-2 million naira for events and his net worth is about 800million naira. He is the producer of the popular movie ‘30 days in Atlanta’ which has been rated the highest grossing movie in nollywood. His annual show AY LIVE is been said to have fetched approximately 160million naira yearly.

Ayo Makun is one of the most enterprising on and off screen personality in Nigeria who has been able to gain a tremendous amount of success by diligently venturing into showbiz