Ayo Makun, Nigerian stand-up comedian better known as AY, says people pay up to five million naira for his jokes because of the grace upon him.

TheCable Lifestyle had earlier reported how the award-winning comedian came under heavy criticisms for backing Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress, who violated the Lagos state’s lockdown directives.

The actress and Abdulrasheed Bello, her husband, were arrested and consequently sentenced to 14-day community service each for flouting social distance measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In his response, AY had tackled Nigerians who pushed for the arrest of the actress but continue to keep mute over those he referred to as their “oppressors in government.”

His comment had opened the floodgates of criticisms with many calling him out on social media platforms.

But reacting to one of such criticisms on Thursday, the gifted comedian admitted making a mistake with his comment but tasked those hurling insults at him to go beyond personal sentiments.

According to him, 95 percent of those who buy tables at his shows are not politicians as insinuated in some quarters.

“I was humble enough to see my mistake, courageous enough to admit it and wise enough to correct it. If you go beyond the insults and do your research you will find out that 95% of the people buying my tables are not politicians. As for the dry jokes, they pay up to 5M too. It is called grace,” he wrote on Twitter.



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