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Grass To Grace The AY Story

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Nigerian Comedian, Ayo Makun popularly known as Ay has trended on the news today, following a report which claims that his wife, Mabel has left him. While Mabel has deleted her Instagram account, the rib-cracker reacted to the report, saying that it is only a ‘gossip’ from jealous fellows who are not happy with his success.
However, here are 10 things you probably do not know about AY.
AY has been married more than six years to Mabel Makun, a director at Corporate World Entertainment LTd. AY met his wife at University when he was putting on “The Most Beautiful Girl in DELSU” (Delta State University) beauty contest and was trying to get Mabel to be part of it.  Mabel turned the pageant down because she was too busy with schoolwork at the time.  They have a daughter, Michelle.
AY admitted to Nigeria Films. com that getting married seemed to land him more female fans.
A Nigerian Pastor and leading televangelist, Rev. Chris Okotie, is often the subject of AY jokes. When asked why he began mimicking Okotie, AY told Nigerians Films com “I love to mimic him because of his person, character and good command of English.  I decided to do that while his sermon tagged, ‘Apocalypses’ was on the TV.  I wanted to do a joke people could relate with then and that was how it started”.
At his University in Delta State, AY won the award for Most Fashionable Student on Campus, Most celebrated students on campus and best showbiz promoter.  He also won the Most Celebrated Theatre Arts Student award and the Jaycee Club Socio-Cultural personality award.
AY studied theatre arts in university and as a child he was the head of the drama team at his church.  AY was in charge of casting and directing his church productions.  In university, he went on to contribute jokes to the Delta State Radio Station.
Growing up, before getting into event planning-AY worked as a dry cleaner, bartender, a scavenger and a barber.  He calls himself “a product of the street”.
AY got his start as a personal assistant to comedy legend Ali Baba.  The two met when AY invited Ali Baba to perform in a comedy show he was organizing at his university.  Ali Baba was so impressed with AY’s organisational skills he invited him to work for him in Lagos, Nigeria where he gave him accommodation and a job as personal assistant and event manager.  AY eventually went on to open at shows for Ali Baba.
Today, he has risen to be the Chief Executive Officer at Corporate World Entertainment and earns around $1.7 million per year.
One of AY’s first breakthrough moments wasn’t planned.  At the “Made in Warri” 2005 show,  Ali Baba surprised AY by calling him on stage and asking him to perform for five minutes. Organisers didn’t know this would happen.  AY did so well that he was officially invited back for the next show.
AY is the oldest son in a family of seven children.  His family is from Ifon in the Ondo State of Nigeria, but he was raised in the Delta State.  He and his wife come from different tribes but their families never showed any issue with that.
Mabel Makun said in an interview with My New HitMan Writes. Com that she was impressed when she learned that AY managed to stay very focused while at Delta State University, even though he’d recently lose his parents when they met.

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Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand

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Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!

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Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself

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The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.

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Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales

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Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”

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