Ayo Makun’ Early Life, Career And Awards He Has Won

Ayo Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer, and film director.

Ayo Makun
Ayo Makun

He was born on August 19, 1971, in Ondo, Nigeria. Ayo Makun received his education at Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria, where he graduated as a theatre arts student in 2003 after nine years of study.

While a student, he 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).

Ayo Makun started his career in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, and he has since become one of the most successful comedians in Nigeria.

He has produced several comedy shows, including AY Live. He has also acted in several movies, including “30 Days in Atlanta,” which won the 2015 Guinness World Record for the highest-grossing film in the cinemas.

Ayo Makun is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment, a company that specializes in event planning, television, and radio production.

Ayo Makun is married to Mabel Makun, and they have two children together.

He is known for his philanthropic work, and he has supported several charitable causes, including the fight against sickle cell anemia.

Ayo Makun is also a motivational speaker and has spoken at several events, including the Nigerian Entertainment Conference. He is one of the most followed African comedians on social media.


Awards He Has Won 

Ayo Makun has won several awards throughout his career, including:

Comedian of the year: Diamond Awards for Comedy (2008).

Comedian of the year: Teens Favorite (2008).

Comedian of the year: MBG Abuja Merit Awards (2008).

Best Show Business Promoter (2001).

Most Celebrated Student on Campus (2001).

Most Fashionable Student on Campus (1999 and 2000).

Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor for “A Trip to Jamaica” (2017).

Best Supporting Actor in America.

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