Seven days ago, news went viral that AY Makun and his brother, Lanre Makun almost engaged in a fight at the backstage of an event recently held at AY’s annual Easter Comedy show over the sale of tickets.
AY found out that his younger brother Lanre was selling and giving out tickets without him being aware and he became angry.
The source revealed that most of their celebrity friends have decided not to talk about the issue because of its sensitivity.
However, in a recent interview, he had with Sunday Scoop, AY disclosed that he never had a dispute nor exchanged blows with his brother over the sale of tickets. AY said:
“The person who started the story immediately brought it down when I called her. I don’t understand why people are fond of formulating stories.
I blame Nigerians for believing all the stories they come across online. I think it is high time we start asking questions when we see a report. We should ask for sources, which Nigerians don’t do.
When I made a complaint, it was brought down immediately. But you know the way the cyberspace is; other people had lifted it as a news story. It seems the people were excited that the Makun brothers had a fight.”
He added that it is unthinkable for his younger brother to fight him. AY continued:
“Lanre exchanging blows with me, Richard Ayodeji Makun? That can only happen except he was not born by my late father, Makun. On our family group chat, we were just laughing.
Lanre was even worried about the negative effect the story could cause his image. If you know the years’ difference between Lanre and me, you will understand why Lanre cannot fight me. There are four other people that will slap Lanre before I get backstage.”
According to him, they have found out where the story emerged from. He said the person was annoyed as they didn’t collect their money after buying a fake ticket. He said,
“I had already come out in the open that I would only refund people who didn’t have access to my show because of the long queue, not because you got a fake ticket. You cannot expect me to pay the money criminals had taken from you. If you team up with me, we would trace where you got the ticket and we would find the criminals together.
“Some people used the opportunity to print their own tickets; they didn’t know that we had an invincible security.
You cannot see the security until we show you where it is with our security light. People who got fake tickets from any of our outlets will get their money back. But we will not respond to anyone who got a ticket from some guy at the entrance of Eko Hotel because we made it public where to get tickets.
After an investigation, we saw that everyone, who complained about buying a fake ticket, got it from a particular outlet and the outlet had been making refunds. The outlet has begged me; so, I cannot mention its name and I don’t want to spoil the name it has built over the years.
We have an existing partnership that has been on since the inception of AY Live. They (outlet officials) have arrested the individual that caused them the embarrassment too.