Professor Helen Paul, born May 1, 1983, popularly known as Tatafo, is a Nigerian comedian, singer, and actress. She is best known for a voice range that makes her sound like a child. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a doctorate degree in Theater Arts.
|Full Name:||Professor Helen Paul|
|Date of Birth:||May 1, 1983 (39 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actress & Singer|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Early Life and Education
Helen Paul was born on January 29, 1978, in Lagos, and was raised by her grandmother.
She attended the University of Lagos after completing her secondary education, earning a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree in theatre arts in 2010, 2012, and 2019, respectively.
Helen Paul also has professional credentials from reputed universities. She earned a Certificate in Media Enterprise from Pan-African University’s School of Media and Communications, for example.
She also holds a Basic Presentation Certificate from Nigeria’s Federal Radio Corporation.
Helen Paul has worked as a freelance and full-time presenter in Nigeria for a variety of media outlets. Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet are among them (where she currently co-presents JARA on Africa Magic).
On the radio show Wetin Dey on Radio Continental 102.3FM in Lagos, Paul made his debut as a wicked comic character. On the show, she was known as “Tatafo,” a smart kid who satirically discusses and lampoons society ills.
She has also hosted shows on TVC and Naija FM 102.7.
Paul’s debut album, Welcome Party, was released in July 2012 and features Afro-Pop songs including “Boju Boju,” “Vernacular,” “Gbedu,” “God Forbid,” an Afro RnB song called “Children of the World,” and “Use Calculator,” an enlightenment song about the HIV-AIDS crisis.
She went on to record a few singles, including “Take It Back.” In 2018, she released the audio and images for her single “Never Knew,” an inspirational song about her early years and professional achievements.
Massive Fabrics and Bridals, Paul’s wedding and fabric business in Lagos, opened in 2012. She has now gone on to open three additional boutiques in various regions of Lagos.
Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy, which she founded in 2014, is a film and theater academy.
A dance studio, a makeup studio, a recording studio, a rehearsal studio, a photo studio, a mostly digital library, an editing studio, and a student hostel are all part of the complex.
Helen Paul Net Worth
Professor Helen Paul is a Nigerian comedian, actress and singer. She has an estimated net worth of $1million.
- Damage, 2011
- The Return of Jenifa, 2011
- The Place, 2012
- A Wish, 2012
- Igboya, 2012
- Mama Put,
- Osas (Omoge Benin), 2012
- Alakada2, 2014
- Akii The Blind, 2014
- Abiodun Kogberebe, 2014
- When Love Happens, 2014
- Life Burial, 2015
- Alakada reloaded, 2017
- Gbedu, 2012
- Boju Boju, 2012
- God Forbid, 2012
- Vernacular, 2012
- Take it Back, 2016
- Children of the World, 2012
- Use Calculator, 2012
- Never Knew, 2018
Awards and recognition
- 2022 Professor and Head of Department Music, Art and Entertainment Heart Bible International University, U.S.A.
- 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
Helen Paul is happily married to his husband, Femi Bamisile, with the union blessed with two sons.
She received her PhD in theater arts from the University of Lagos in 2019, which she dedicated to her mother.