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My rise to prominence wasn’t overnight; I was Alibaba’s PA – AY



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

Ayodeji Makun, a popular comedian better known by his stage name AY, has stated that he has been in the entertainment business for 25 years and that his ascent to fame was gradual.

In the most recent episode of the TokeMoments podcast, which is hosted by media personality Toke Makinwa, the renowned director described his professional journey.

He said that after graduating from Delta State University, Abraka, he started his profession as a show promoter by planning a school beauty pageant.

Before heading backstage, AY stated that he had created contestants for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, as well as those who represented Nigeria at Miss World.

He continued by saying that he was also Miss Commonwealth’s assistant pageant manager.

AY recalls “pray[ing]” to become as well-known as seasoned comic Alibaba while serving as his Personal Assistant (PA).

“I was working with the king of comedy, Alibaba, as his personal assistant and we used to travel everywhere. At the airport, people wanted to take pictures with Alibaba. There I was with my small bag, grabbing his phones. I didn’t see it coming, but I prayed for it. Then, it was just a prayer point backed with hard work,” he recalled.

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