Helen Paul is a comedian, artist and on-screen character from Nigeria.
Helen burned through the vast majority of her early years with her mom and grandma, both in Lagos. As a child, she used to engage little gatherings of companions, neighbors and friends inside the area. As she developed, the performer in her additionally created with time. In a significant number of the meetings she later conceded to a few media houses, she would review that her growing up was difficult, as it was loaded up with “good and bad times” – raised by two disciplinarian yet in the mean time, the performer in her knew no limits. She is an alum of Theater Arts of the University of Lagos.
She has filled in as both an independent and full-time moderator at a few media houses, both in Nigeria and something else. These incorporate Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), MNet (as a co-moderator on Africa Magic Channel 114’s “JARA”), among others. M-Net Africa Magic’s “JARA” is a program that furnishes fans and watchers for the most part with inside scoops of Nollywood – the motion pictures, the entertainers/on-screen characters, executives, makers, interviews, the commencement of various classifications of the who-will be who in the business and in the background cuts. Helen broke out as a wicked comic character on a widely praised radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental, 102.3FM, Lagos. She is referred to on the program as “Tatafo” – a clever child who locations and parodies cultural issues in a sarcastic way. The show has, after some time, collected enormous and vigorous listenership/followership in Lagos and a few different conditions of Nigeria. She additionally presents programs on TV Continental.
Helen Paul Comedy
Helen’s excursion into the universe of Entertainment began when she worked at Eko Reelmix Studios, Radio Lagos/Eko FM as a front work area supervisor while serving as a back-up and voiceover artiste. During this period, she highlighted on a few music ventures with artistes and music bunches including P-Square, Infinity, Olufunmi, Yinka Davies, and so on. She likewise recorded radio jingles for various organizations and brand names, including Bank PHB, Peak Milk, Indomie Noodles, and Cowbell Milk.
As a comedian, her first expert exhibition happened while she was as yet a new undergrad of the University of Lagos. She went to an occasion with a gathering of friends yet the outstanding comic charged to perform neglected to appear. Her friends for all intents and purposes bumped onto the phase by her friends who accepted that she could perform surprisingly better than the comedian charged to perform at the show. The coordinators, who were around then unsettled, later hurled a murmur of alleviation when Helen mounted the stage and set up a superlative execution that inspired a booming acclaim from the group.
In July 2012 Helen Paul discharged her presentation collection “Welcome Party”.
Helen Paul Enterprise
Helen opened a marriage and texture boutique in Lagos in 2012, called “Huge Fabrics and Bridals”. She has since continued to open three different outlets of the Boutique in various pieces of Lagos. In 2014, she opened a film and theater institute, named “Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy”. The Academy is outfitted with the most recent offices in the realm of innovation.
It comprises of a move studio, a cosmetics studio, a chronicle studio, a practice studio, a photograph studio, a basically computerized library, an altering studio, and a lodging for understudies who select for courses in the Academy and are keen on taking up such settlement. The Academy is a multi-million naira undertaking and Helen would later state, in the different meetings she without a doubt, that the opening of the Academy is a fantasy worked out as expected, “having sustained the desire from youth”. She further clarified that the activity is outfitted towards contributing her own quantity to the improvement of the diversion area, and instruction by and large. A portion of the courses that will be offered in the foundation incorporate Cinematography, Acting, Video Editing, Photography, Dance, Basic Presentation, Costuming and Sewing, Hair Styling, Sound Engineering, and Graphics Design.
Aside from these activities, Helen keeps on chipping away at a few others that are in the pipeline. These incorporate a syndicated program, film ventures, music ventures, and so on.
Hapic Brand Ambassador and so on.
In 2014, she was selected as a diplomat by Telecommunications monster, Globacom. Talking about the support, she conceded that she is amazingly glad about it, as Globacom is an enormous brand that everyone wants to be related with. In 2015, she was selected as Ambassador for the Harpic brand. She was additionally designated as an envoy for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which arrangement was made before the March 28 General Elections in Nigeria. She likewise has different supports shockingly, including GoTV, a digital TV channel claimed by Multichoice, and Olumide Emmanuel’s “School of Money”.
Helen at present stays two radio projects – “Tatafo Gist” on Naija FM, which pretense each Friday from 9:00am to 10:00am, and “Comedy Drive Time With Tatafo” on Metro FM each Monday, from 4:30pm till 6:00pm. On the two projects, she talks about inclining cultural issues in a comic way, with a section where individuals telephone in to share their remarks on these issues. The projects have earned enormous listenership and keep on putting favors numerous lips, just as loosen up frayed nerves – as per declarations from guests.
Awards and Recognition
Helen has stowed various honors, including:
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 (Jare, Africa Magic)
2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) • Outstanding TV moderator (Female) (Entertainment/Talk Show)
2012 National Institute for Cultural Orientation • Merit Award in Recognition of Support for Children’s Initiative
2009 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Exquisite Magazine) • Female Comedian of the Year
2012 Effizie Style and Effects Awards (Effizzie Magazine) • Comedienne of the Year
2012 Sacramento Productions • Children’s Entertainer of the Year
2012 Doyen – Naija Growing Green Media Dinner Award • Recognition Award as Advocate/Ambassador of Peace and Unity for a Better and Greener Nigeria
2011 Rotaract Club Award • Outstanding Female Comedian of the Year
2011 City People Entertainment Magazine Award • Female Comedian of the Year
2009 City People Entertainment Magazine Award • New Female Comedian of the Year
2010 Life Changers Award (UK) • Best Comedian of the Year
1999 Nigerian International Songs Festival (NISOFES) Award • Best Gospel Singer of the Year
What’s more, Helen Paul is sought after at prominent occasions, a few of which she has tied down and keeps on facilitating. As a compere second to none, she has compered occasions either for or at which profoundly recognized characters were in participation. Such include:
• Performed at the Nigerian Reunion in Orlando Florida, USA (2012 and 2011) • Anchored the “Nearby Loves Naija Concert” (2012) • Anchored “An Evening with Coca-Cola Concert” (2012) • Performed “Around evening time of 1012 Laughs and Music” in Ghana (2012) • Performs routinely at “AY Live”, a comedy and music show sorted out by famous comedian Ayo Makun • Performed at the Lebara Mobile-supported Nigerian Comedy Show in UK (2011) • Performed at Dame Virgy Etiaba Foundation’s Charity Ball labeled “A Heart forever” held at the MUSON Center Lagos (2011) • Anchored the Lagos State Carnival held at Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos (2010) • Performed at Port Harcourt Carnival (2010) • Anchored the Nigerian Woman of Distinction Dinner/Award – an activity of the First Lady of Nigeria, H.E. Woman Patience Goodluck Jonathan (2010) • Performed at the Akwa Ibom State Banquet out of appreciation for the First Lady of Nigeria, H.E. Woman Patience Goodluck Jonathan (2010) • Performed at Julius Agwu’s Golden Jubilee Edition of “Break Ya Ribs” in London (2010) • Performed “Around evening time of 1000 and 1010 Laughs and Music” in Ghana (2009, 2010) • Anchored Miss Delta Soap Pageant at the MUSON Center Lagos (2010) • Anchored City People Brand Awards and Entertainment Awards (2009 and 2010) • Anchored previous Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 50th Birthday Party (2009) • Anchored Senator Ike Nwachukwu’s child’s wedding in Lagos (2010) • Anchored Captain Roland Iyayi’s Birthday Party in Lagos (2010) • Performed at Sleek’s Make-up commemorations and outlets opening services (2009) • Performed at Night of a Thousand Laughs in Lagos, Abuja, and Calabar (2009) • A normal demonstration at the widely praised ‘stand-up comedy’ activity of Bunmi Davies – “Stand Up Nigeria”, which holds consistently in Lagos.
• Performed at Night of 1000 Laughs (2013, 2014)
Helen packed away a four year certification in Theater Arts in 2010 and a graduate degree in 2012, from the renowned University of Lagos. She likewise has proficient capabilities from respectable foundations, including an “Authentication in Media Enterprise” from the School of Media and Communications, Pan-African University, and an “Essential Presentation Certificate” from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). She is at present experiencing her PhD degree in Theater Arts, likewise in the University of Lagos. Helen keeps on showing her unfailing affection for formal learning/instruction with her scholastic visit, especially her enthusiasm for esteem including courses, classes, trainings, and so on both at home and abroad.