Comedian AY Discovers Nigeria’s First Cerebral Palsy Standup Comedian, Sammy Cole (VIDEO)
Renowned comedian, AY Makun, unearths new talent, Sammy Cole.
The recent Easter weekend came with a surprising news after a disclosure by comedian AY Makun during his Easter show which featured performances from a wide array of various comics.
After his performance, the comedian introduce Sammy Cole, who is battling with cerebral palsy.
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood.
Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles.
CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.
During the unveiling, AY, addressing the audience, said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I came across a video online. I am very passionate about talents. People who have the ability and willingness to get things done. I want you guys to see the video.”
A video beamed on the large projector screen which showed Sammy Cole being interviewed by a reporter.
Sammy Cole, responding to the reporter’s question, said, “My name is Samuel and my dream is to become the first cerebral palsy comedian to perform at AY Live show. I believe in my dream and I know it is going to be possible.”
After the projection, AY introduced Sammy to the audience which elicited applause.
Here is the video:
Basketmouth Opens Up On Rift With AY
Meanwhile, popular comedian, Bright Akpocha, aka Basketmouth, has finally opened up on his relationship with his colleague, AY Makun.
AY had in an interview claimed that N30,000 owed him by Basketmouth started their longstanding beef.
He said he stood-in for Basketmouth at an event but he attempted to outsmart him by lying that the client has not paid for the gig, which he later found out from the client to be false.
But while featuring on the latest episode of The Honest Bunch podcast, hosted by media personality, Nedu, Basketmouth debunked AY’s claim, insisting that there was no client involved.
According to him, he was never friends with AY, and that the working relationship they had was a one-off deal.
He said, “It’s 2023, my kids don grow. My son is going to be 14 next month. Everybody don dey grow.
“It is so sad say na this kind gist [my beef with AY] dey social media. 2023, after elections. After all these things. Ukraine dey fight war, we dey talk of 30 thousand [naira].
“I been no want talk about this thing [my beef with AY]. Many people don ask questions and I don ignore. But just to set the record straight. Number 1, AY is not my friend. We have never been friends. I have never visited his house. I have never personally invited him to my house.
“I never ever call am one day say ‘o boy, where you dey? Make we hangout’. Nothing like that don ever happen.
“And it’s easy to tell, if you look around social media, you will never find a picture of him and me. So, we were never friends.”