Pres. Jonathan got a standing ovation + 6 other things you missed from the AY Live Show

by Anike Jacobs

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One of the most anticipated shows of the year, the AY Live Show happened last night and was it worth the pre-buzz it generated?

We’ll tell you.

This year’s edition, themed Happiness Reloaded was hosted by Cool FM’s Daddy Freeze.
Embracing the ‘African Time’ trend common with Nigerian events, the show slated for 6pm started way later –  2 hours and 20 behind schedule to be precise.

1. The standing Ovation for President Goodluck Jonathan:

One of our favorite moments of the night was when popular comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun a.k.a AY Comedian gave a shout out to Nigeria’s outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan.  He urged everyone to give a round of applause to Jonathan, stating that he is the reason the event could hold in peace.

‘Goodluck is a true epitome of what a statesman should be, and a real reflection of the change this country needs. He put the peace and wellbeing of this country before his ambition, and I can liken him to Jesus Christ today who sacrificed himself for us all and resurrected today,’ AY stated.

2. When Gordon mocked Mode 9:

While cracking jokes at the event, Comedian Gordons threw an epic shade at veteran rapper, Mode 9,  saying Modo’s career is dead.

‘For you to be a successful rapper in this world, you have to die. 2pac was a good rapper; he died and became great. Biggie rap so tey, he rap till he die. Mode 9 is still alive but his career is dead; at least something don die.’ Gordons joked and of course, everyone laughed.
3. When Ajebo took a swipe at Timaya:

While cracking his jokes at the event, Popular comedian Ajebo tk a swipe at er, Timaya.

‘Timaya needs to clearly define to us what he wants to be; whether na gospel artiste abi na ukwu artiste. ‘Imagine, my mum, who is a minister heard his song ‘Never Bow Down’ and entered the spirit. I tried to warn her but she insisted Timaya is a man of God indeed, until she heard the last track on the album: Ukwu!’”

Yea, as expected, everyone laughed out loud.

4. Akproro’s rape joke: Apparently, comedian Akpororo made a distasteful joke on stage about a lady being raped.

I was traveling in a bus and saw a girl in the same bus. I was trying to ask her out but she didn’t agree. Soon, armed robbers stopped the bus, collected all our valuables and asked me to strip. Then they pointed a gun at the girl and asked her to strip too. Then they ordered me to have sex with her from behind at gun point. At the end, I enjoyed it so much that I started saying thank you to the armed robbers.”  Honestly, everyone laughed out loud but we find the joke rather insensitive.

5. Onyeka Onwenu got everyone dancing and singing along:
It was nice to see that Onyeka Onwenu can still get the audience dancing. And then, some dude actually sprayed cash on Onyeka Owenu as she sang on stage.

#Epic The legend that is Onyeka Owenu @ #AYLive2015 #onceinalifetime via @syvanti

A video posted by YNaija (@ynaijaonline) on Apr 5, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT

6. When AY and his crew acted out the Jega vs Orubebe election drama:

Remember how Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, attempted to disrupt proceedings during the announcement of the presidential election results last week…well Comedian AY and his crew recreated the act and yup, the comedy boss played the epic role of the INEC chairman Jega.

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They also mimicked the Rivers state professor, Professor Etu Efeotor who  failed to read the State’s allegedly collated results during the General elections.

7. The Performances we loved:


Upcoming singer, Kiss Daniel’s Woju O performance was super cool.

When #KissDaniel performed Oya woju o #aylive2015 #aylive

A video posted by YNaija (@ynaijaonline) on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:23pm PDT

Mavin’s Korede Bello’s performance was spot on too.

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