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What my mother told me before she died –  AY Comedian

 ACTOR and comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has recalled the words of his late mother.

The father of two said his mother’s warning and advice while he was still in school helped shape his life.

While speaking as a guest on the Nancy Isime Show, the talented entertainer said his mother’s last words gave him the boost to succeed in life, adding that he worked hard to see himself through school, as well as support his younger siblings because of the advice from his mother.

He said, “The last time I saw my mum was when I was going back to school. I came home to ask for money that I needed for school and all that, and the money wasn’t available. And then, we lost my dad. So, she was seeing me off, she was practically walking me on the street and encouraging me.”

AY said his mother’s encouraging words charged him to look after his younger ones.

He recalled his mother’s words, saying, “My mother said Yomi is looking up to you, Lanre is looking up to you. Your younger ones are looking up to you. Don’t go and do anything funny, don’t be a part of any cult. Don’t be a part of anything.

“I know that it’s difficult, but then, just know that your younger ones are looking up to you. Don’t go and do anything stupid. God will do it at the right time. Do you know how touching it will be getting all that messages from your mum, and then you get a call while in school that you’ve lost your mum?

“So, all of that moulded me like, okay, yeah. This is going to make me live a certain way of life. That was what gave me the boost to start doing what I needed to do. That message was what gave me the foundation of everything that makes me stand out today.”

AY remains one of the most popular comedians in the entertainment industry. He is the elder brother to popular event planner Lanre Makun and celebrity fashion designer, Yomi “Casual” Makun.

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