Man Crush Monday: Ayo Makun

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Ayo Makun (Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y ) is a multi-award-winning
Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and T.V presenter, actor, writer, director and MC. Born on August 19, He hails from Ifon , Ose local government in 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. His first movie, 30 Days in Atlanta  was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters . He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the C.E.O of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

Education
Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka . He graduated (after spending nine years) 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).

Career
Ayo Makun came into spotlight after being Alibaba Akporobome ‘s personal assistant and event manager. A.Y also wrote going “A.Y wire” as a guest columnist in The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka ‘s “laugh mattaz”.

Personal life
Ayo Makun is the oldest male child from a family of seven. He married Mabel in 2008 and they have one daughter, Michelle.

Professional life
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 other comedians. Ayo Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer for Corporate World entertainment, Nigeria. 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”.

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Awards
2008
Comedian of the year: Diamond Awards for Comedy
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
Selected filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Being Mrs Elliot

Ishawuru with Omoni Oboli,Sylvia Oluchi and Majid Michel

2014 30 Days in Atlanta Akpors with Ramsey Nouah ,
Lynn Whitfield , Karlie Redd and Richard Mofe Damijo
2016 A Trip to Jamaica Akpos also starring Funke Akindele , Eric Roberts,
Dan Davies , Chris Attoh
2016 The Wedding Party MC also starring Adesua Etomi , Sola Sobowale ,
Banky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2017 The Wedding Party 2 MC also starring Adesua Etomi , Sola Sobowale ,
Banky W and Richard Mofe Damijo
2017 American Driver Ayo Makun Also starring Evan King,
Jim Iyke, Anita Chris,
Nse Ikpe Etim , Nadia Buari, Emma Nyra , Johnny Dewan, Laura Heuston, McPc the Comedian, Michael Tula, Andie Raven

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