- Name: Ayodeji Richard Makun
- Date Of Birth: 19 August, 1971
- Also Known As: A.Y Comedian
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Profession: Producer, Actor and Comedian
Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. After nine years, he graduated as a theatre arts student in 2003.
A.Y. also won awards for being the most fashionable student on campus in 1999 and 2000; the best show-biz promoter on campus in 2001; the most popular student on campus in 2001; and the Jaycee Club socio-personality award in 2001. (2003).
Ayo Makun rose to prominence after serving as the personal assistant and event coordinator for Alibaba Akporobome. A.Y. also contributed to The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka’s “Laugh Mattaz” as a guest columnist.Personal sphereAyo Makun is the oldest male kid from a family of seven.He has been married to his wife, Mabel, for twelve years.
Ayo Makun directs and acts in AY’s crib, a popular Nigerian sitcom starring Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin, and Justice Nugbe.
He also hosts one of the largest comedy shows in Africa, AY Live, which features comedians such as Bovi, Helen Paul, and many others.
Additionally, Ayo Makun is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment, Nigeria. Moreover, he owns a clubhouse. As an investor in stand-up comedy, his AY “Open Mic Challenge” has influenced up-and-coming comedians.
EventsHe was a co-host with Joselyn Dumas at the 2018 Golden Movie Awards Africa, hosted at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
- Comedian of the year: Diamond Awards for Comedy 2008
- Comedian of the year: Teens Favorite
- Comedian of the year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards 2008
- Comedian of the year: National Daily Awards 2008
- Comedian of the year: Arsenal Award for Excellence 2008
- Comedian of the year: Mode Men of the year Awards 2008
- U.N Peace Ambassador 2009
- Comedian of the year: Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010
- Most creative Entrepreneur of the year, (comedy category): Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria (CEAN) 2013
- Best Event A.Y Live: NELAS Awards 2018, United Kingdom 2018
- 30 days in Atlanta (2014)
- Being Mrs Elliott (2014)
- A Trip to Jamaica (2016)
- 10 days in sin city (2016)
- They Wedding Party 2 (2017)
- American Driver (2017)
- The Accidental Spy (2017)
- Merry Men (The real Yoruba demon) 2018
- Merry Men 2 (2019)
- Christmas in Miami (2021)