Renowned stand-up comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has called on the Federal Government to make happen the change it promised about curbing piracy in the entertainment industry.
The rib cracker said security measures must be put to work before this can be achieved.
Speaking with Encomium, the ’30 days in Atlanta’ actor said, “The challenge of piracy is alarming. Piracy worldwide is not only in Nigeria. It is really bad.
“Before you put your work in the cinema, it is already pirated. Good enough, they allowed me to enjoy 30 days in Atlanta for 30 days. We have done our cinema runs, we have worked out our modalities, though we cannot totally take it out of the picture.
“There would always be somebody who will sell out. I am hoping the Federal Government would apply the change they talked about in the movie industry too.
“I live in fear knowing that my movie would be released. We believe the security measures we have put in place would work,” he said.
Speaking further, the father of one said the reason why a lot of comedians are going into movie production was not because stand-up comedy was dying.
According to him, “No, if you say stand-up comedy is dying because comedians are going into acting, you would be getting it wrong, it would mean Hollywood is dead. We can’t say that, Steve Havey was doing stand up comedy before now, he is still doing movies as well.
“Everything is about entertainment. I love to be an encompassing show biz person. The only thing I know I wouldn’t venture into is music. I know I can’t sing to save my life,” the Master of Ceremonies, MC, quipped.