Man Crush Monday (MCM): AY Makun

by Duke Magazine

Richard Ayodele Makun, popularly known as AY, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, OAP for radio and television, producer, and writer. He had his bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Delta State University, Abraka.

AY came to limelight through becoming Alibaba’s personal assistant  and event manager. He later went ahead to become a columnist in writing The Sun Newspaper and Gbenga Adeyinka’s laugh. 

Going ahead in his showbiz career, AY directed and acted in one of Nigeria’s comedy series, AY’s crib with the likes of Buchi Franklin, Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure. He is also the host one of Africa’s largest comedy show, AY Live Shows, which parades the best of comedians like Helen Paul, Bovi, Basketmouth, Akpororo and other comedians. AY is the chief executive officer of Corporate World Entertainment, Nigeria, and also a host of AY comedy skits. 

AY has been an entertainment influencer and investor in stand-up comedians by making way for upcoming comedians to have a clearer direction onto stardom through his AY “Open Mic Challenge”. 

His debut movie, ‘30 Days in Atlanta’ was produced by him, and the movie recognized as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood, thereby officially being recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records. This great stride from AY has made him to feature in comedy-action movies such as The Wedding Party, 10 Days in Sun City, A Trip to Jamaica, Merry Men, among others. 

AY was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He had many awards and recognitions added to his medal cart.

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