Professor Helen Paul is a singer and actress from Nigeria. She is also a comedian. She also does stand-up comedy under the name Tatafo. Her voice range makes her sound like a child. She went to the University of Lagos and got a Ph.D. in Theater Arts.

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Helen Paul was born on January 29, 1978. Her grandmother raised her in Lagos, Nigeria. She went to the University of Lagos after high school and got her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in Theatre Arts in 2010, 2012, and 2019, respectively.

She got her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2019, and since 2020, she has been doing postdoctoral studies in the US.

She also has professional credentials from well-known schools. She got a Certification in Media Enterprise from Pan-African University’s School of Media and Communications. She also has a certificate from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria that says she knows how to do basic presentations.

Professor Helen Paul Biography

Helen Paul started out as the front desk manager at the Eko FM studios. She had a strong drive to do well. After that, she started singing backup and doing voice-over work. She worked on a number of music projects with professionals like Yinka Davies, Infinity, Olufunmi, and P-Square.

She says that doing the intro for P-2005 Square’s song “Tell Us a Story” was a big break for her in the entertainment business. Her unique voice was noticed. She also recorded radio jingles for Bank PHB, Indomie Noodles, Cowbell, Peak Milk, and other companies and brands. Her role as Tatafo on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Wetin Dey, a comedy show, also brought her to the public’s attention.

After that, she went to college, and her first attempt at stand-up comedy was at a show where the host didn’t show up. Her friends told her to fill in the blank, so she did. To everyone’s delight, she did a great job. People began to invite her to events because of this. After that, she met seasoned comedians who taught her how to make money with her talent.

Helen has worked and given shows at a number of media outlets in Nigeria. She worked for LTV8, Radio Continental, Naija FM, Continental Broadcasting Service, and even Mnet, where she still co-hosts JARA with Uti Nwachukwu on Africa Magic.

Helen Paul is now a professor as of the year 2022. She is the first popular stand-up comedian in Nigeria to get a job as a professor.

Professor Helen Paul Movies

As an actress, she has released some short stories and has also starred in several movies, some of which include;

  • 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


Helen has always been in a church choir, even when she was a child. Then, she worked with some artists as a backup singer. She later became a singer for a living. In 2012, she put out her first studio album, Welcome Party. The Welcome Party album has a mix of Afro-pop, Afro-R&B, and other styles.

Some of her songs are;

  • Boju Boju, 2012
  • God Forbid, 2012
  • Children of the World, 2012
  • Use Calculator, 2012
  • Gbedu, 2012
  • Vernacular, 2012
  • Take it Back, 2016
  • Never Knew, 2018

Awards And Recognition

  • Female Comedian of the Year, City People Entertainment Award, 2011.
  • Comedienne of the Year, African Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood, UK), 2012.
  • Female TV Presenter of the year, Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Exquisite Magazine), 2012.
  • Outstanding TV Presenter (Female), Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (Entertainment/Talk Show), 2014.
  • Award of Honour, RCCG Teap Teens Conference, 2019

Helen married Femi Bamisile in 2010, and they have two children together.

Helen Paul thinks that her total wealth is about $1.5 million. She is one of Nigeria’s most wealthy comedians. She also works as a representative for some companies.

She became a Glo ambassador in 2014. She was backed by Harpic in 2015. After that, she joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an ambassador during the general elections on March 28, 2015. She is also an Ajinomoto and GoTV brand ambassador.