Star comedian, Ayo Makun, who is popularly called AY, turned 45 recently and was feted to a two-part surprise birthday bash by his beautiful wife, Mabel. At the party he had this glowing words for his wife to the admiration of all present. “Thanks to my lovely wife Midas interiors. I gave you my house and you made it a home. I gave you my heart; you made it your abode. I gave you my soul; you made it your own. Over the years, you have helped me to regain hope after despair, resume life after obstructions, restart journeys after detours, revive strength after defeat and resurrect dreams after rejection. Thank you and God bless you real good”
Read the amazing love story of as revealed by them in an interview.
How they met
AY: We met at the (Delta State University) beauty contest and I was trying to get Mabel to be part of it. Mabel turned the pageant down because she was too busy with schoolwork at the time. We have been married for eight years now and blessed with a daughter, Michelle.
AY: There was actually no such thing as wooing process when I met her. All I wanted was for her to be a part of the beauty contest that I was organising. I was still a student and even continued with the pageants after graduation from the Delta State University. She did not waste any time in turning me down because she was a fresh student who was busy going about her activities on campus. We soon became friends the following year because we clicked naturally. In the last eight years, she has been my best friend, girlfriend, wife, soul mate and baby mama.
Mabel: When I got admission into the Delta State University, I started hearing about a guy called, Ayo Makun, who was the organiser of The Most Beautiful Girl in DELSU pageant and DELSU Achievers Merit Awards. When I finally met him, I realised that apart from been a very hardworking man, he was also very talented and intelligent. I also found out that he lost his parents while he was still in school, but managed to stay focused while he saw himself and his siblings through school. That simply became an irresistible attraction.
Handling attention from the opposite sex
Mabel: There is nothing much about been a celebrity’s wife. As for my husband, getting a lot of attention as a celebrity from the opposite sex is normal and it is only natural for me to feel funny sometimes. But I sometimes get some form of reassurance knowing full well that he has the fear of God. I always pray that God would give him the grace to overcome any form of temptation that comes his way.
AY: I have always acknowledged the fact that my wife is adorable. She gets to hear me say that to her at any given opportunity. I honestly don’t grow cold feet because of any devourer. More importantly, my trust for her has formed the treasure and mental framework of our daily lives.
Inter-tribal marriages work
AY: As a matter of fact, we hardly remember that we are both from different tribes. We are now living in a generation where a lot of families are beginning to connect with that fact. The most important thing is for you to follow your heart and enjoy a relationship that is founded on love, communication and understanding.