Ayo Makun has over time been criticised for a lack of depth in his movies and stage performances, but the comic/filmmaker says he’s hardly perturbed.
In an Instagram post on the topic, AY said: “the final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.”
He said despite his movies being panned by critics, they always make him a pile of money, earn him accolades and leave the fans happy.
Hence, the entertainer says he remains unfazed by the unflattering reviews of his work.
“My movies have been written off by some critics, yet they made most people happy. They gave me personal fulfilment from awards to money, and moved on to the point of making the Guinness world records,” AY wrote.
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. People will always have opinions about your work, but don’t allow yourself to get sucked down to their negative standards of communication.
Airing his two-cents about unconstructive criticism, he wrote in part: “When someone launches a personal attack on you with unconstructive criticism keep in mind that it isn’t actually about you at all. It is about them.
“It is about how they see the world etc. Some people will approach a situation in a healthy constructive way, some people don’t. Whatever way people communicate with you is about who they are and not about you at all. So don’t take it personally.
“Unconstructive criticism has no value other than the value you give to it. So choose wisely who you listen to and what value you give to what they say. Always maintain your own dignity, integrity and personal standard.”
AY has produced ‘A Trip To Jamaica’, ’30 Days In Atlanta’ and ’10 Days In Sun City’.
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