Ayodeji Richard Makun (born 19 August 1971) professionally known as AY Makun or Ayo Makun is an iconic Nigerian Comedian, TV Personality, O.AP, Host, Actor, Producer, and Brand Influencer.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate World Entertainment and the host of a popular comedy show, AY Live.
Facts About AY Makun
- Full Name: Ayodeji Richard Makun
- Stage Name: Ayo ‘AY’ Makun
- Born: 19 August 1971
- Age: 51 years old
- Birth Place: Warri
- State Of Origin: Delta State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Spouse: Mabel Makun
- Occupation: Actor • Comedian
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
AY Makun was born on the 19th of August 1971 in Warri, Delta State. Originally from Ifon, Ose Local Government in Ondo State, the award-winning comedian grew up in the ‘Wafirian’ city and was the eldest of seven children in his family.
He was referred to as Warri Boy in his childhood, adopting the nickname even to date. Ayo ‘AY’ Makun was not known for his intelligence as a boy, however, his ability to read situations and spot opportunities made him a force to reckon with in his neighborhood.
He completed his secondary school in Warri and finished after the stipulated period with an SSCE certificate.
He got admission into Delta State University, Abraka, in the early 90s and studied Theatre Arts. However, he spent nine years in the Institution, before graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2003.
During his time at school, Ayo ‘AY’ Makun became a household name, winning so many accolades for his creativity, skills, and resourcefulness.
He won an award as the most fashionable student on campus in 1999 and 2000 and finished as the best show-biz promoter in the Institution the following year.
AY Makun started off his illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. He was previously an event manager and worked as a personal assistant to Alibaba Akporobome. During his search for stardom, he published an article, Going A.Y Wire in The Sun (Nigeria), and was an affiliate of the show, Laugh Mattaz, hosted by fellow comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka.
He was also featured in the comedy show, Night of a Thousand Laugh, hosted by Oppa Williams before going on to own his personal shows on TV and radio.
Ayo ‘AY’ Makun also works as a Presenter and Host on his shows. His show, AY Live is one of Africa’s biggest comedy shows and is usually held annually with popular comedians Bovi, Helen Paul, Seyi Law, Elenu, and many others featuring regularly. Also, a host of music artists perform during the live occasion.
The industrious Nigerian comedian has also served as an avenue for major breakthroughs in the Comedy industry, with Open Mic Challenge producing promising talents over time. Ayo ‘AY’ Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate World Entertainment, Nigeria, and owns an expensive clubhouse in Lagos State.
In 2018, he co-hosted Golden Movies Awards Africa alongside Joselyn Dumas in Accra, Ghana.
- Being Mrs. Elliot
- 30 Days in Atlanta
- A Trip to Jamaica
- The Wedding Party
- 10 Days in Sun City
- American Driver
- The Accidental Spy
- The Wedding Party 2
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons
- Merry Men 2
- Christmas in Miami