|AY the Comedian|
Renowned stand-up comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has
called on President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to make
happen the change it promised about curbing piracy in the entertainment
The rib cracker said security measures must be put to work before this can be achieved.
Speaking with Encomium, AY said; “The challenge of piracy is alarming.
Piracy worldwide is not only in Nigeria. It is really bad.
“Before you put your work in the cinema, it is already pirated. Good
enough, they allowed me to enjoy 30 days in Atlanta for 30 days. We have
done our cinema runs, we have worked out our modalities, though we
cannot totally take it out of the picture.
“There would always be somebody who will sell out. I am hoping the
Federal Government would apply the change they talked about in the movie
“I live in fear knowing that my movie would be released. We believe the
security measures we have put in place would work,” he said.
Speaking further, he said the reason why a lot of comedians are going
into movie production was not because stand-up comedy was dying.
According to him, “No, if you say stand-up comedy is dying because
comedians are going into acting, you would be getting it wrong, it would
mean Hollywood is dead. We can’t say that, Steve Havey was doing stand
up comedy before now, he is still doing movies as well.
“Everything is about entertainment. I love to be an encompassing show
biz person. The only thing I know I wouldn’t venture into is music. I
know I can’t sing to save my life,” the Master of Ceremonies, MC,