As 30 Days In Atlanta hits N100million mark, AY has ended his 2014 on a very high note as YouTUBE (in its annual ‘rewind’ evaluations) has ranked The Deliverance Skit Featuring AY, Helen Paul and Sabina as the most watched Comedy Skit in Nigeria in the Year 2014.
The YouTUBE ranking sums up AY’s very fruitful 2014, and the first-rate Comedian can’t stop counting his blessings, and (like the popular Hymn) naming them one by one.
Maltina began AY’s Success Story April 2014 as the Official Sponsors of AY Live – the Happiness – on Easter Sunday. Maltina’s sponsorship also powered AY Live in Port Harcourt and Abuja, respectively, in October and December 2014.
June 2014: Lekki Gardens re-affirmed AY’s Brand Ambassadorship of its affordable Luxury Estates in Lekki, Ajah, Isheri, Ikeja, and other locations in Nigeria.
September 2014: AY launched MVP Lagos – an all-new luxurious and Premium Class Club, Lounge and Restaurant located in the heart of Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Unlike anything Lagos, Nigeria has ever experienced, MVP comes with a redefinition of what nightlife is truly supposed to be – FUN, SAFE, SATISFYING, and ultimately REWARDING.
October 2014: AY Premiered 30 Days in Atlanta, an Award Winning Romantic-Comedy Film which featured A-listers from Hollywood, Nollywood, and Gollywood.
30 Days In Atlanta is so successful it got 11 Nominations at The GIAMA Awards 2014 in USA, winning five categories including the Comedy Movie of the Year. At the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, the Movie, 30 Day In Atlanta has five Nominations.
From October 31st till date, 30 Days In Atlanta has not seen a declining Box-Office Number. And it’s stay on Cinema Screens has been extended till January 31st, 2015.
November 2014: AY officially becomes Landlord in Lekki, Lagos. His house was completed tastefully furnished and decorated by Midas Interiors, and he moved in with his happy family. Their neighbouring Landlord? Tuface Idibia!
Also in November, AY’s Crib won the Sitcom of the Year, at NaijaFM Awards, the same night The AY Show was announced Comedy Show of the Year.
Still in November, AY signed a contract with the owners of RealStars TV to have a Comedy Channel, called AyTV on the Cable Station. AYTV has since begun mild test runs, and would go full-fledged from January 2015.
December 2014: 30 Days In Atlanta became a Box-Office Smashing Movie. It grossed, and unbelievable 76million in 7 Weeks. As at December 28th, 30 Days In Atlanta has grossed 104,600,000 (One Hundred and Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) making the Biggest Film in Nigeria.
“If you asked me how it all happened,” AY said from the bottom of his happy heart, “perhaps I would give you a couple of success nuggets. But beyond nuggets, and how-to’s, I know there’s an unseen hand behind that has helped me from January to December. And this unseen hand is the hand of God.
“That is not taking, for granted, the efforts of people, brands and organisations, whom though time won’t permit me to mention them all, were part of my success story in 2014.
“With a grateful heart, I appreciate Maltina for Powering AY Live from Lagos to Port Harcourt and to Abuja; L
ekki Gardens, for generously consolidating my Ambassadorship; the Cast and Crew of 30 Days in Atlanta, for giving Nollywood a film to be proud of; Silverbird Distribution Company, for doing an excellent job with 30 Days In Atlanta across Cinemas in Nigeria; Midas Interiors, for lavishly, furnishing my new home; my super fans for showing me the most love this year; the Media for telling and re-telling my stories; and yes, YouTUBE, for providing a terrific platform to publish my Comedy Skits.