Ace comedian and actor, Ayo Makun, has said he spent nine years as a student at Delta State University because he embraced the responsibility of taking care of his younger siblings when their parent died.
AY, who spoke in a Goldmynetv, said his father died in 1999 and his mother soon after.
“In December 1999 when my dad passed, It was difficult to take over his position as the first son. It became even more difficult when my mum decided to join him in no time.
“Embracing the responsibilities of taking care of my four sisters and two baby brothers wasn’t the best message to preach to a waiting landlord whose rent must be paid in due time. The combination of being a big brother and father came with a price that kept me in Delta State University for 9 years as a student.
”Apart from the non-negotiable Christian upbringing from my parents, my dad always drilled me and made me tough. He taught me how to be a strong independent young man. How to carry my siblings along as a leader of purpose. Though it wasn’t an easy journey for me or any of my younger ones, as we all struggled together. But hope was like the sun, which casts the shadows of our burden behind us.
“Humility is the true key to succeed in life. Eradicate every form of arrogance and self-indulging trap that will halt your blessings from God. See you at the top. ”