ManCrushMonday: Ayo Richard Makun aka A.Y: Comedian and Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
Ayo Richard Makun popularly called A.Y is a Nigerian comedian, movie producer, actor, writer, radio and TV presenter and entrepreneur.
He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.
A.Y has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Art from Delta State University, Abraka.
He came into spotlight after being Alibaba’s personal assistant and event manager. His work with Ali Baba prepared and groomed him into a professional comedian.
He wrote going “A.Y wire” as a guest columnist in The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka’s “Laugh Mattaz”.
His Open Mic Challenge has given numerous and upcoming artistes the opportunity to showcase their talents.
His other shows are AY Live, AY’s Crib and AY Show.
His awards and recognition are too many to mention all.
Few are Comedian of the Year at Diamond Awards for Comedy 2008,
Comedian of the Year at Teen Favorite 2008, U.N Peace Ambassador 2010 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, and many more.
AY’s 30 Days in Atlanta broke Nigeria’s box office record as the highest domestic grossing film in 2015 and was listed on Guinness Book of World Records.
A.Y has worked with reputable brands and promoted shows for individuals and corporate organizations including Unilever Plc, Glo etc.
He is the brand ambassador of GLO and Peak Milk.
He’s married to Mabel, CEO of Midas Interiors.
Today, AY Comedian is an established comedian and entrepreneur.
Shalom MFB celebrates AY Comedian for his consistent and passionate drive in taking the Nigerian comedy and movie industry across the globe.