Nigerian Comedian and Filmmaker, Ayodeji Makun, also known as AY, has disclosed that his late mum’s last words to him before her passing shaped his life.

He revealed this while speaking as a guest on Nancy Isime‘s show on Saturday, 8th July, 2023.

AY said his mother’s encouraging words were a push, that made him to be responsible, and take care of his siblings.

 I came home to ask for money that I needed for school, and the money wasn’t available. Then, we lost my dad. My mum was seeing me off, she was practically walking me on the street and encouraging me. She said, you know Yomi is looking up to you, Lanre is looking up to you. Your younger ones are looking up to you. Don’t go and do anything funny don’t be part of a cult.

So, all of that molded me like, okay, this is going to make me live a certain way of life. That was what gave me the boost to work extra hard to see myself through school and see my younger ones through school’’ “It was her message. Her message was more like, ‘Your younger ones are looking up to you.’ That message was what gave me the foundation of everything that makes me stand out today.

Ay, Nigerian Comedian
AY, Nigerian Comedian

AY remains one of the most popular comedians in the entertainment industry. He is the elder brother to popular event planner Lanre Makun and celebrity fashion designer, Yomi ‘Casual’ Makun.

Story: Justina Egye