In a world where metrics like the longest kiss can get you into that good book, it’s comforting to know that A.Y is in there for “substantial” reasons. A.Y currently holds the Guinness world record for the highest grossing Nigerian film in Nigerian cinemas. N164,243,946 million*, that how much his first foray into the Nigerian film industry grossed. The comedy; 30 Days In Atlanta directed by Robert Peters and starring A.Y alongside experienced Nollywood acts like Ramse y Nouah, Mercy Johnson and a sprinkling of Hollywood in Vivica Fox, achieved this feat in a five-month long cinema run. Beginner’s luck The naysayers were quick to point out that A.Y cashed in on an already popular fictional figure – Akpos and let us not forget that his film was in the cinemas for a whopping five (5) months (a long time by film industry standards). They dared him to do it again and guess what, he did. On September 30, 2016 AY’s next feature film; A Trip To Jamaica was released in Nigerian cinemas. As of December 3, 2016, it had grossed N175,249,802.93 million*. A.Y has broken his own Guinness world record and he did it in a blistering six (6) weeks. A.Y has the Midas touch. You can’t explain it, you may not endorse it, but you will respect it. Proving a point Born into very humble circumstances; Ayodeji Richard Makun, hails from Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo State. His claim to fame is comedy – fun fact; he got into the industry as Alibaba’s personal assistant. A.Y first came into our consciousness as a stand-up comedian and proponent of the very successful comedy showcase; A.Y Live. After establishing the A.Y Live brand as a force to reckon with in the comedy industry – with big name brands as title sponsors and repeated sold out shows at the mecca of venues; Eko Hotel, A.Y officially ventured into the world of make-believe with his comedy series A.Y’s crib. We didn’t watch A.Y’s crib and think to ourselves “this is the best show on television”, but we watched and then A.Y decided it was time to take off the training wheels. He made a film, then another and has plans for many more.