AY Makun Defends Self Over D’Banj Wife Comments


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Nigerian comedian, AY Makun, has explained that he meant no harm when he made comments on a picture of D’banj and his wife taking a break in Dubai.

The comedian had come under fire from a broadcaster, N6 and his co-host, Joyce Onyemuwa, for his comments.

D’banj had uploaded a video of himself having a good time with his wife in Dubai and in the comments, AY had said: “Things like this only tell me that we are coming for a naming ceremony soon. Celebrations will never depart from your home. You’ve passed God’s test. Happiness is free.”

According to N6, AY’s comments were insensitive in the light of D’banj’s bereavement– the singer lost his son Daniel earlier this year– and saying that something like that was God’s test was wrong.

READ: Comedian AY credits his success to Mr Ibu

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, AY Makun said that he meant no harm by the comment and that he had had time to reflect on the comment and how it could be perceived by others.

AY said: “It was not necessary (referring to the OAP’s comment about him). Immediately, I saw the comment, I read other people’s views. Once I noticed that other people’s views and how they saw the whole thing contradicted the person who was trying to get attention by slamming me, I didn’t care. He got the backlash at the end of the day.”

Also in the interview, he spoke about his new movie ‘The Merry men’ which he said was different in that it had more elements of romance than his normal movies.

“Of course, there is an element of comedy in the new movie, but it tells a proper story. The idea is to let the world know that we can infuse comedy into a story that passes a good message. In this project, I was more concerned about the message than comedy.” AY said

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