Mabel Makun is the wife of the most famous Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY. As a result of their union, she is currently one of the well-known celebrity wives in Nigeria, having over 600,000 followers on her verified Instagram account. The gorgeous 35-year-old mother of one runs an interior decoration company called Midas interiors, one of the best in the industry. A graduate of Delta State University Abraka, Mabel also has a second degree in Business Administration from the University of Arts, London, which aids her in doing her business. She is also a director at her husband’s company, Corporate World Entertainment Limited.
Mabel Met Her Husband As An Undergraduate
Mabel Makun met her future husband as an undergraduate at Delta State University Abraka in the early 2000s. At the time, Ayo, who was also a student, worked as an event organizer. She revealed that AY was really popular in school and very talented, but what really attracted her was that, even though he lost both parents while still in school, he focused on seeing himself and his siblings through it.
According to Mabel, AY saw her and wanted her to compete in one of his shows, but she turned him down. However, they later became good friends during her second year. One thing led to another and a relationship ensued, thus leading to a wedding, which took place in 2008 after the duo had graduated.
Their Wedding Was A Star-Studded Affair In Lagos
Ayo and Mabel Makun got married at Household of God Church, Lagos. The entire ceremony was conducted by the popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Okotie, who refers to AY as ‘son.’ Mabel’s maid of honor was popular Nigerian actress Lilian Esoro. At the same time, Bovi was her husband’s best man.
Their wedding was a star-studded event, which had many of the big names in the Nigerian entertainment industry in attendance, including Richard Mofe Damijo, Stella Damasus, Faze, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Seyi Law, and many others. AY dressed in a tuxedo with a white shirt and golden linen during the wedding, while Mabel wore a golden wedding gown with a touch of white and veil.
Mabel Makun’s Marriage to AY Has Seen a Few Controversies
Mabel’s marriage to her spouse AY has been one of the few celebrity marriages that has lasted over a decade and still counting. Both the Interior decorator and her comedian husband have been successful in their individual careers and have run their family together. In 2016, however, rumor had it that Mabel and her husband were heading for a divorce. This was according to popular blogger Stella Dimokokorkus who claimed that Mabel packed her things out of their Lekki home because of some reasons too dirty to be published.
AY initially kept his silence before later addressing the issue, saying that his wife had already moved out of the house. He went on to say that the reason was that he had fumigated the place and was traveling for a show, so Mabel decided to pack her things to spend some time away. AY Makun further took to Instagram to speak about how blogs try to jinx people’s marriage and how people look forward to seeing their ‘celebrity marriage’ fail.
He advised his fans and friends not to pay attention to false news from blogs. Stella Dimokokorkus, however, clapped back, saying the story is 100% true, and the only reason she’s coming out to say it is so it won’t affect her credibility.
AY’s Alleged Cheating Scandal with Freda Francis
In 2017, Mabel Makun and her husband found themselves making headlines again following another scandal. This was after the comedian shared a photo of himself and Lagos socialite Freda Francis on his Instagram page, congratulating her on her push party. Mabel, who wasn’t pleased, reposted the picture to her page and said Freda should stay away from her family and that she was tired of the ridiculing.
Not done, Mabel shared screenshot chats between her husband and Freda. The chats, which were later taken down, suggested something intimate was going on between the two. As a result, fans started asking questions if the comedian was responsible for Freda’s pregnancy. Although Freda had dated singer Iyanya in the past, AY’s name was always mentioned as the person behind the pregnancy until some online platforms later alleged that the man who fathered the child was Seyi Tinubu.
Mabel and AY Makun Have Only One Child Together
Before getting married in 2008 and just after she was done with schooling at Delsu, Mabel and Ayo Makun welcomed a daughter named Michelle. For more than a decade after their wedding, Mabel and her husband have not had more children.
Michelle was born on the 1st of February 2008 and is currently 13 years old. She recently graduated from the junior class of Lekki British School, and AY went on social media to celebrate his daughter. The proud dad posted pictures of her on his Instagram page with a caption, “Meet the latest graduate in town, Michelle Makun, #daddysgirl.”
Mabel her mum also posted pictures from the graduation ceremony with the caption “say hello to the latest graduate in town Makun Michelle.” In 2018, when Michelle was 10 years old, her dad ushered her into the spotlight through one of his annual comedy shows where she played the piano in the presence of hundreds of people.
While playing her third soundtrack, which was the popular ‘African Queen’ song by the legendary Tuface, he joined her on stage and performed the song, leaving her audience thrilled. She has also featured in some short skits with both her father, Emmanuella, and others. The celebrity kid is friends with other celebrities like Olivia Idibia, Bovi’s kids, and lots of others.
Mabel Makun is the CEO of Midas Interiors Ltd.
Mabel Makun, who hails from Delta State, is a trained business administrator and a director with Corporate World Entertainment Limited. She also runs an interior decoration company knowns as Midas Interiors Ltd, which deals with interior decoration, household decorations, corporate decorations, furniture making, etc.
Mabel started her interior decoration business in 2011. She once revealed that combining her work at Midas interior with that of a wife and mother isn’t easy. She said it’s challenging, and whenever she has a project to work on with limited time, she gets super busy and still has to make sure her home is fine. Over the years, however, she has learned to manage time, work, and family.
Mabel is one of the top Nigerian interior designers and entrepreneurs. She is rated one of the most influential and richest, with an estimated net worth of about US$500,000. Her husband’s net worth, on the other hand, is estimated at $6 million. His success positively influences her business as AY, who is also into real estate, has most of his clients patronizing Midas Interiors.
Celebrities like Toke Makinwa, Tuface Idibia, etc., have their interior decorations done by Midas interiors. Mabel is currently running a program at Harvard University. She is also a brand influencer for various cosmetic companies and Medlin boss fashion line.