Ace comedian, Ayo Makun, speaks on divorce syndrome in the entertainment industry, GEOFF IYATSE writes
When they celebrate wedding vows, the entire city seethes. Some now take their ceremonies to the Middle East, Europe and America, making offshore wedding a symbol of prestige, to prove that no mountain is too tall for their love to cross. But within a short period, many a much-celebrated holy matrimony crumbles like a pack of cards.
But in an interview with our correspondent, popular comedian, Ayo Makun – AY – said he would do everything possible to save his home.
He said, “I revere marital fidelity and I believe if every couple can work at consciously making their homes work, there will be less sorrow in the land.”
To emphasise his devotion to his family, the comedian said he would not allow his tight schedules come between him and his commitment to building a blissful marriage with his wife, Mabel.
“The craziness of my schedule is indeed a challenge but it is my duty to make quality time for my wife and that is what I strive to do to keep the relationship continually fresh,” he continued.
Notable names in the entertainment industry have been mentioned as possible candidates for different political offices in 2015. But AY said he would rather continue to fish in the entertainment industry than to ‘deflect’.
AY said he would be making mistakes to seek new opportunities in politics simply because fellow entertainers were going that way, describing it as a game it did not understand.
“I do not know how to play the game at the moment”, he said to stress his resolve to stick to familiar turf.
The comedian might not want to dabble into politics, but he has added something else to the business of making people laugh. Recently, he opened an upscale night club at Lekki.
Yet, he insisted his latest venture was not an entirely new territory but just another business opportunity with the entertainment industry. Even at that, he said the interest was not just a gambit but an investment carefully considered.