Biography of Ayo Makun (AY) and Net worth

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Ayodeji Richard Makun Biography…...Whenever the name AY is mentioned, it pulls a lot of stunts in the movie and entertainment industry. And one would be wondering out of curiosity, who is AY and how did he attain such significant height? well here it is. This article brings to your perusal information on the birth, education, profession, awards, achievements,as well as thefamily life of Ayo Makun.

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Full Name; Ayodeji Richard Makun

Popular Name; AY

Date of birth; 19thAugust

Father’s name; N/A

Mother’s name; N/A

Nationality; Nigerian

Religious Affiliation; Christianity

State / LGA of Origin; Ondo State/ Ose local government

Professions; Compere, Standup Comedian, Radio and TV Presenter, Promoter, Producer, Actor, Director, Writer, and Event Manager.


Ayis one of Nigeria’s most humorous and talented comedian actor. He is widely known and he is an international personality. He was born 19th August in an undisclosed year in Warri, delta state, Nigeria.He also grew up in Warri but hails from Ose Local Government area of Ondo State. AY comes from a large family of seven.

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Due to his place of birth and upbringing, AY had his preliminary education in warri. After his secondary school, he went further to Delta State University, Abraka where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Art.


Comedy happens to be his first area of dominance before acting. As a stand-up comedian he had this to say of himself “stand-up comedy paved a way for other things I’m doing today. With comedy I gained recognition and with the recognition, I decided to do new things”.

Ay started off as an undergraduate in delta state university and was deeply involved in the showbiz. He was known to launching and hosting of shows like Miss Delsu, Miss Delta and lots more.

From the little experience he gathered while hosting minor shows in school, his effort was crowned when he met with a popular comedian and actor called Alibaba.

He sat under Alibaba’s tutelage for professional training and guidance on how to stand out in the business and this helped him to become a professional comedian that he is today.

Ayo Makun gained serious popularity in 2006 after he performed at a comedy show hosted by Opa Williams


Ay is married to Mabel Makun and their union is blessed with a daughter.

Awards/ Honors/ Achievements;

AY’s consistency and contributions to the movie and entertainment industry has earned him the following awards and honors; 2008

  • He was awarded Comedian of the year at Diamond Awards for Comedy
  • He was awarded Comedian of the year: Teens Favorite
  • Comedian of the year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards
  • Comedian of the year: National Daily Awards
  • Comedian of the year: Arsenal Award for Excellence
  • Comedian of the year: Mode Men of the year Awards
  • 2009 U.N Peace Ambassador
  • 2010 Comedian of the year: Nigerian Entertainment Awards
  • 2013 Most creative Entrepreneur of the year, (comedy category) :C.E.A.N
  • His movie won TV Comedy Show of the Year at Creative Industry Awards 2013
  • Best Comedy Film at Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015
  • Best Supporting Actor at Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2017
  • Nollywood Personality of the Year at The Sun Awards  2017
  • Golden Movie (Comedy) at Golden Movie Awards 2017

His exceptional performances during school days also earned him the following awards;

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  • The Most Fashionable Student on Campus (1999 and 2000);
  • The Most Celebrated Student on Campus (2001),
  • Best Showbiz Promoter (2001),
  • Jaycee Club Socio-Cultural Personality Award (2003), and the Most Celebrated Theatre Arts Student (2003).


Comedy have paved way for Ayo Makun to achieve the following;

  • He is the host of AY Live, the usually sold out comedy and music concerts which holds annually on Easter Sunday. The much anticipated show started in 2010 and enjoys huge crowd both in Lagos and London.
  • He is also the host of the popular TV series AY’s Crib which was launched in 2013.
  • The AY Show is a TV comedy show, aired on many terrestrial television stations across Nigeria and Africa Magic.
  • AY’s Open Mic Challenge is a monthly comedy show for many upcoming and established acts in the industry. The show is held every third Sunday of the month at the Marquee at Federal Palace Hotels and Casinos, Lagos.
  • Ayo Makun is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment (CWE).

Ay as an Actor

With AY’s multi-faceted talent, he ventured into acting comic movies. He was producer and one of the casts of “30 Days in Atlanta” a movie that has won several awards and recognitions. He has also featured ion other movies including;

  • Being Mrs Elliot (2014)
  • The Lodgers (2016)
  • The Wedding Party(2016)
  • American Driver (2017)
  • Mom at War (2018)

Ay produced the following movies;

  • A Trip to Jamaica (2016)
  • 10 Days in Sun City (2017)
  • The Merry Man (2018)
  • And 30 days in Atlanta

Net worth;

Ayois one of the most popular comic actor in the recent times with a current estimated net worth of $ 7 million and still counting.

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