Upwardly mobile comedian, Ayo Makun a.k.a. AY, says that God’s mercy in his life and career shall endure forever, having won the comedian of the year award at the maiden edition of Diamond Awards for Comedy.

AY at the weekend won the prize which included a brand new Kia automobile and N1million cash, during a well-organised ceremony held at Planet One (De Event Place), Maryland, Lagos.

Dedicating the award to his mentor and king of comedy, Ali Baba, AY who attended the event with his wife and daughter, was full of thanks to God for blessing him throughout the year.

According to him, the award which he received exactly a week after a well-attended church wedding on Saturday 29 November crowns all his achievements in the year 2008.

“This is my year of breakthroughs, I am so happy. Early this year, God blessed me with a beautiful daughter, I bought a new car, my T.V. programme made its debut, I married my wife formally in the church just last week and now, I have won the award for Comedian of the Year.

“This year is indeed a year of breakthrough for me,” he said, promising not to rest on his oars.

AY was nominated in three other categories before he finally clinched the Comedian of the Year award.

Speaking after the ceremony, adjudged the best and only credible comedy awards ever organised, initiator of the event, Ms. Ladi Gombe, said her company will continue to build structures that will make the comedy awards unbeatable, even in years to come.

She noted that the award ceremony was borne out of her passion for the genre of comedy in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

“This is for real and we shall make sure that the awards get a boost next year,” she added.

The awards continued and snowballed into an all-night party, where guests and award winners were given a treat at The Place, G.R.A., Ikeja.