Helen Paul is a comedian, singer and actress from Nigeria. She is also a stand-up comedian, known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child. She had the exceptional ability to talk like little children. She recently graduated with a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos.
Helen Paul Biography
Helen Paul who is professionally known as Tatafo was born out of rape, She was born on January 29th, 1978 and she is currently 42 years old as of the time of writing this post. The beautiful lady spent most of her early life with her mother and grandmother, in Lagos.
Helen’s origin is traced to Edo State of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Lagos State Nigeria.
As a kid, she used to entertain small groups of peers, neighbors, and friends within the neighborhood.
Helen Paul embraced education early because she loves knowledge. She completed her primary and secondary school education and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate and West Africa Senior School Certificate at A very tender age, in Lagos State, Nigeria.
After completing her primary and secondary education, she gained admission to the University of Lagos where she bag her first degree in creative arts. She later went on to have three masters degree. First in the same discipline at the University of Lagos where she bagged her first degree.
She later acquired two more master’s degrees, first in Business Administration (MBA) and another in Public Administration (MPA), all from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State Nigeria. She recently graduated with a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, Making her a PhD Holder.
Her legendary name Tatafo actually came to her almost by accident at one of her previous places of work. Her co-worker at Eko FM gave her this nickname because she talked too much
Helen Paul’s Career
Helen Paul’s love for Education and knowledge did not stop her from showcasing her talent and hardworking, as you all know Helen Paul is not only a Stand Up comedian, she’s also an actress, singer entrepreneur and a Radio Personality. Now let’s go deep into her career.
Paul has worked and served as a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria. These include Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet (where she currently co-presents JARA on Africa Magic). Helen Paul broke out as a naughty comic character on the radio program Wetin Dey on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Lagos. She is known on the programme as “Tatafo”, a witty kid who addresses and lampoons societal issues in a satirical manner. She also presented programmes on TV Continental and Naija FM 102.7
Thereafter, she became a back-up singer and voice-over artiste. She has been featured on several music projects with professional artistes and music groups like Yinka Davies, Infinity, Olufunmi and P-Square.
According to her, doing the intro in P-Square’s Tell us a Story (2005) was a major breakthrough for her in the entertainment industry. Her unique voice was noticed. Not only that, she also recorded radio jingles for companies and brands like Bank PHB, Indomie Noodles, Cowbell, Peak Milk and many more.
Helen Paul Musical Life
In July 2012 Helen Paul released her debut album Welcome Party, which was a mixture of Afro-Pop, Afro and R&B songs such as “Boju Boju”, “Vernacular”, “Gbedu”, “God Forbid”, “Children of the World”, and “Use Calculator”, an enlightenment song about the menace of the HIV-AIDs epidemic in the society. She subsequently released some singles, including “Take It Back”. In 2018, she released the audio and visuals of her single titled “Never Knew“, an inspiring song about her developmental years and career progress thus far
Helen’s Other Business
Apart from being a comedienne, actress, singer and a Radio presenter she’s also a renown entrepreneur, her love for business led her into obtaining a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Helen Paul 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 And Recognition
Owing to Helen Paul’s Creativity and hard working as a lady, she has bags numerous awards and recognition for herself most popular amongst them are listed below.
- 2012 African Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood, UK)– Comedienne of the Year
- 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Exquisite Magazine) – Female TV Presenter of the Year
- 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Nominated) – TV Presenter of the Year (Jara, Africa Magic)
- 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) – Outstanding TV presenter (Female) (Entertainment/Talk Show)
- 2011 City People Entertainment Magazine Award – Female Comedian of the Year
- 2011 – The Return of Jenifa – role of Tunrayo
- 2012 – A Wish – lead role, a woman who battles cancer
- 2011 – Damage – cameo role
- 2012 – The Place: Chronicle of the Book
- 2014 – Alakada2 – supporting role
- 2014 – Akii The Blind – supporting role
- 2012 – Osas (Omoge Benin) – comic act
- 2012 – Igboya
- Mama Put – lead role
Helen Paul Personal Life
Helen Paul is a beautiful woman who love’s reading when she’s not busy with her numerous career activities, she got married to her husband in 2010 together they are bless with kids.
Helen Paul Endorsement Deals
- In 2014, she became an ambassador to Glo.
- In 2015, she was endorsed by Harpic.
- Subsequently, she became an ambassador to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the March 28, 2015, general elections.
- She Also an ambassador to Ajinomoto seasoning and GoTV.
Helen Paul Net Worth
Helen Paul is currently one of the richest and most influential female comedian in Nigeria, Helen Paul estimated Net Worth as of the time of making this post stalk at $3.5 million dollars. this net worth is calculated according to her various business outlet within and across Nigeria and her numerous endorsement deals.
Lessons From Helen Paul
Make the right decisions
When making a career decision, choose a career path you are passionate about.
Don’t make your choice based on money. When you love what you do, you will do it with all your heart.
In one of Helen Paul’s quotes, she said: “Understand your circle and operate in the same frequency or just change it, if you are not comfortable.”
Don’t give up
There is nothing bad about starting small. Every beautiful edifice you see today began with a foundation.
As an entrepreneur, when faced with difficulties, or obstacles, do not back off, instead, look for an alternative route. There would always be an option, like a plan B, C, D, E down to Z.
Helen Paul, sheer determination, resilience spirit, and hard work have been her source of inspiration when her dream of going to school was almost truncated.
From Helen Paul’s profile you could sense that you can do and achieve any dream you wish, with burning desire time and persistence, she could combine her numerous career activities with her studies alongside being a responsible wife to her husband.