Helen Paul is a renowned Nigerian comedian, actress, singer, Events Host, Writer, Business Strategist, Philanthropist and a television personality.
She was born on the 29th of January, 1978 in Lagos State. She had her upbringing in Lagos State. She is best known as a stand-up comedian, popularly known as ‘Tatafo’. Her style of presentation and unique voice makes her standout as a child and loved by many.
Helen Paul had her primary and secondary education in Lagos. After obtaining her first and secondary school certificates respectively, she went to the University of Lagos to bag a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 2010 and a Master’s Degree in 2012 and recently a Ph.D. Degree also in Theatre Arts, from the University of Lagos.
She also has certifications from other Institutions Certificate in Media Enterprise from the School of Media and Communications, Pan-African University and a Basic Presentation Certificate from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
Her Professional Career
Paul Helen spent most of her early years with her mother and grandmother, both in Lagos, who she dedicated her PH.d to. She recounted as a kid, she used to entertain small groups of her mates, neighbors, and friends within the neighborhood.
In many of the interviews she later granted, she recalled growing up under very strict two disciplinarians – mother and grand mother.
Helen Paul Media Experience.
She has worked as freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria including the Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and M-Net (as a co-presenter on Africa Magic Channel 114’s “JARA”). Her experience in media broadcasting knows no bounds.
She ventured into comedy radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental, 102.3FM, Lagos, a program popularly known as “Tatafo”. It is a witty and brilliant kid presentation of societal issues in a hilarious and satirical manner. She also a presenter of programs on TV Continental.
Helen Paul Comedy.
As a comedian, her first professional performance happened as an undergraduate at the University of Lagos. She attended an event with a group of friends but the stand-up comic billed to perform failed to show up. Her friends encouraged her to perform. The organizers were thankful she filled in for the no show comic.
Helen began working in the entertainment field when she started working at Eko Reelmix Studios, Radio Lagos/Eko FM as a front desk manager whilst doubling as a back-up and voiceover artiste. During this period, she featured on several music projects with artistes and music groups including P-Square, Infinity, Olufunmi, and Yinka Davies.
She is known to have recorded radio jingles for a number of companies and brand names, including Peak Milk, Indomie Noodles and Cowbell Milk.
Helen Paul Music
Helen Paul is such a versatile young woman who has made it big in various fields of human endeavour.
In July 2012 she released her debut album Welcome Party, which comprises of Afro-Pop songs such as “Boju Boju”, “Vernacular”, “Gbedu”, “God Forbid”, an Afro R&B song titled “Children of the World”, and “Use Calculator”, an understanding song about the menace of the HIV-AIDs epidemic.
Helen has helped a number of people set up small scale businesses in Nigeria, who today owe her much appreciation.
She later released some singles, including the video and audio of “Take It Back” and “Never Knew” released in 2018, an inspiring songs about her success in her career so far.
Helen Paul has a number of endorsements believed to be the main sources of her income.
In 2014, she was appointed an Ambassador of Globacom, a Nigerian Telecommunication Giant and the endorsement deal is said to have ran into millions of Naira.
- The 2015 appointed Ambassador for the Harpic brand.
- Appointed as an Ambassador for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
- And GoTV, a Cable television station owned by Multichoice, and Olumide Emmanuel’s “School of Money”.
Her Personal Life
Helen Paul is married to Femi Bamisile and the union is blessed with four children. She is a woman of integrity free from any scandal.
Her Business Ventures.
Helen Paul is also a successful business woman. She opened a bridal and fabric boutique in Lagos in 2012, called Massive Fabrics and Bridals. She has since proceeded to open three other outlets of the boutique in different parts of Lagos.
In 2014, she opened a film and theater academy, the Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy. It consists of a dance studio, a makeup studio, a recording studio, a rehearsal studio, a photo studio, a mainly digital library, an editing studio, and a hostel for students.
Helen Paul Awards.
Helen Paul in her decades of experience in entertainment industry in Nigeria has received several awards. They include:
- 2011 female comedian of the year at the City People Entertainment Magazine Awards.
- 2012 Female TV Presenter of the Year and Exquisite Lady of the Year Award by Exquisite Magazine
- 2012 Comedienne of the Year by African Film Awards Afro-Hollywood, United Kingdom.
- 2014 Outstanding TV presenter (Female) in Entertainment/Talk Show by the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA).
- 2014 TV Presenter of the Year (Jara, Africa Magic) and Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Nominated).
Helen Paul Net Worth.
Helen Paul is one of the richest and most influential comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars.