Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer, and movie 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 and went on to achieve. He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador.
Ayo Makun attended Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. He graduated (after spending nine years) in 2003 as a theatre arts student. A.Y also won other awards such as the most fashionable student on campus (1999 and 2000); best show-biz promoter (2001); the most celebrated student on campus (2001) and the Jaycee Club socio-personality award (2003).
Ayo Makun came into the spotlight after being Alibaba Akporobome’s personal assistant and event manager. A.Y also wrote going “A.Y wire” as a guest columnist in The Sun (Nigeria) and Gbenga Adeyinka’s “Laugh Mattaz”.
Ayo Makun is the oldest male child from a family of seven. He and his wife Mabel have been married for twelve years.
Ayo Makun’s net worth is estimated to be $7 Million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.