Ayo Makun, a well-known comedian and actor who goes by the stage name AY, has spoken out about how he lost 500 million Naira to a nightclub that banned smoking.
During a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, he stated that a significant investment led to the nightclub’s demise.
AY claims that his wife advised him not to make the choice, but he ignored her advice and later regretted not listening.
He described how he would visit the club on Fridays yet it will be unfilled and he didn’t understand that having a club where individuals don’t smoke is terrible for that sort of business.
The comic said he made it a non-smoking club because on the grounds that whenever he and his better half go to clubs, she generally returns with her hair resembling smoke.
The professional comic said he was persuaded to do it by the simple truth that he could top off occasion places for satire shows.
He said: “I woke up one day and I said to myself, ‘it’s time to open a nightclub’, ‘AY, if you can gather 6,000 people at Eko Hotel, what’s in a club that you can’t just gather 100 to 200 people buying drinks I think God just wanted me to know that ‘this one is not your calling’, ‘you are the one calling yourself’.
“It is good to have the right partner, my wife was strongly against it. I said, ‘No, it is good for networking and PR’. Shout out to all the guys who are doing it and getting it right.
“But I thought then that when I come, I am just going take all of them out of the market. It was a huge investment running to about N500 million.
“We put everything in place, the staff strength was solid, the interior was crazy and I will go there every Friday, I will look at the door and I am not seeing people coming. The opening was grand and massive. I started with a non-smoking club; I didn’t know that all these things go together.
“The wise ones will call me, and I will tell them that sometimes when I take my wife to the club when we get back her hair will be smelling of smoke, and women should have their wigs neat’. Long story short, I saw my ‘period’, it was very bad”.