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ayodeji richard makun

Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer, and film director. Born on 19 August 1971, he hails from Ifon, Ose local government in Ondo State. 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, he was made United Nations Peace Ambassador. He is also the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

Ayo Makun received his education at Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He graduated as a theatre arts student in 2003. A.Y was awarded the Jaycee Club Socio-personality Award, Best Show Business Promoter (2001), Most Celebrated Student on Campus (2001), and Most Fashionable Student on Campus (1999 and 2000) while a student.

Ayo Makun came into the spotlight when he was Alibaba Akporobome's personal assistant and event manager. He wrote going "A.Y wire" as a guest columnist in The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka's "Laugh Mattaz."

Ayo Makun directs and acts in one of Nigeria's sitcom, AY's crib with Alex Ekubo, Venita Akpofure, Buchi Franklin, and Justice Nuagbe He also hosts comedy shows, AY Live featuring comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul,and many other comedians. Ayo Makun is also the Chief Executive Officer of Corporate World Entertainment, Nigeria. He also owns a club house. As an investor in stand-up comedy, he has paved the way for upcoming comedians through his AY "Open Mic Challenge."

Ayo Makun is the oldest male child from a family of seven.He married his wife, Mabel, in November 2008. They have two children.