AY Comedian spoke to NAIJ.com about the harsh effects of this recession as well as its benefit to comedians.
Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun aka AY needs no introduction. He is a multi-award winning comedian who is Nigeria's richest comedian as well as a proud Guinness World Record holder.
NAIJ.com spoke to AY at the Generally Speaking 2.0 show at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on March 26 where he thrilled the crowd with his jokes and supported the comedian of the night, Chuks D General. He opened up to us about the recession, his career and more.
How does it feel being Nigeria's richest comedian?
It feels good and I'm happy. I'm happy to be AY.
How would you say this recession has affected Nigerian comedians like you?
It's a win and lose situation. Win in the sense of the recession creates a need for people to laugh and get comic relief and comedy supplies that. The loss is the lack of stakeholders who usually pay millions of money to sponsor shows, they are withdrawn right now because there is no money in the country.
At this stage in your career, what is your focus on: being a comedian or being an actor?
Both. I still have a very good comedy brand, the AY brand so that has given birth to the other ones. So I'm focused on both and more focused on creating more brands.
What should fans expect from your upcoming film, 10 Days in Sun city?
The film is another romantic comedy so fans should expect entertainment, a lot of laughter and of course some good stuff to go home with.
Who are you rooting for in the Big Brother Nigeria house?
At this point in time, I'll stick with my Warri brother, Efe.
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