I Was Once A Footballer: AY Speaks About Achievements, Recession And Movies


In a recent interview with Planet TV, Nigerian comedian, actor and producer, Ayo Makun AKA AY, said he played football on a professional level before he ventured into comedy.

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AY also talked about his major achievements, which he believes was achieved by the grace of God.

“I used to play for a club side known as DFCFC. I once represented the state in the youth football side. If you watch me play you can testify,” he said.

“I am just a product of God’s grace. When I shot ‘30 days in Atlanta,’ I just set out to go there and have fun but a lot of people are attributing it to something else.

“They are saying maybe I did juju. I’ve heard all sorts and I’m beginning to suspect myself in the sense that anything I do always come out well.

“My stand-up comedy show is one of the biggest in the country. Same with my TV show. I’m just a product of grace.

“That is what I tell people. Not because I am the best, not because I know how to do it better. I just have this shining light and I keep praying that the grace remains.”

Ayo Makun

Ayo Makun

The award-winning filmmaker also said that the recession has not affected the screening rate of his latest movie, ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ as it is just what Nigerians need to relieve stress and embrace laughter

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“Recession has got nothing on the movie, trust me, he said. “As a matter of fact, I think it’s God, I always tell people who I’m a product of grace, I don’t act like I’m the best, I don’t come out like I produce the very best of movies but somehow I just experience grace which is also interwoven with solid hard work.

“And all I can say is “A Trip To Jamaica” is doing awesomely well and of course with the recession going on, it’s just what we need in Nigeria to just ease off.”

The movie, which premiered on September 30, 2016, has grossed over 80 million Naira, beating Omoni Oboli’s “Wives on Strike” which grossed over 67 million Naira.

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