Helen Paul

Helen Paul

The Comedian, Singer, Actress, and Entrepreneur


01 May 1983

Background and Educational Achievement

Helen Paul, born on May 1, 1983, in Lagos, Nigeria, is a talented comedian, singer, actress, and entrepreneur. With a distinctive voice range that makes her sound like a child, she is widely known as Tatafo, a popular stand-up comedian in Nigeria.

Helen Paul recently achieved a significant milestone in her academic journey by graduating with a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos. This notable accomplishment demonstrates her dedication to both her craft and her pursuit of knowledge.


06 July 1993

Career in Media

Throughout her career, Helen Paul has worked as a freelance and full-time presenter at various media houses in Nigeria. She has lent her talent to Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet, where she currently co-presents JARA on Africa Magic.


06 July 2000

Breakthrough on Wetin Dey

Helen Paul gained recognition as a mischievous comic character on the radio program Wetin Dey, which aired on Radio Continental 102.3FM in Lagos. Her portrayal of "Tatafo," a witty kid who cleverly addresses and satirizes societal issues, captivated audiences and established her as a rising star. She also presented programs on TV Continental and Naija FM 102.7, further expanding her reach.


06 July 2012

Musical Ventures

In July 2012, Helen Paul released her debut album titled "Welcome Party," showcasing her versatility as an artist. The album features Afro-Pop songs like "Boju Boju," "Vernacular," "Gbedu," "God Forbid," and an Afro RnB song titled "Children of the World." Notably, the album also includes "Use Calculator," an enlightening song that highlights the importance of awareness regarding the HIV-AIDs epidemic.

Continuing her musical journey, Helen Paul has released several singles, including "Take It Back." In 2018, she unveiled the audio and visuals for her single titled "Never Knew," which reflects on her personal growth and professional accomplishments.


06 December 2012

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Helen Paul's entrepreneurial spirit led her to open a bridal and fabric boutique called Massive Fabrics and Bridals in Lagos in 2012. The boutique's success encouraged her to establish three additional outlets in different parts of Lagos, solidifying her presence in the fashion industry.

In 2014, Helen Paul expanded her entrepreneurial endeavors by founding the Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy. This academy offers a range of facilities, including a dance studio, makeup studio, recording studio, rehearsal studio, photo studio, digital library, editing studio, and a hostel for students. Through this venture, she actively contributes to nurturing and promoting talent within the entertainment industry.


31 December 2012

Awards and Accolades

Helen Paul's talent and dedication have garnered recognition and numerous awards. In 2012, she received the Comedienne of the Year award at the African Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood, UK). She was also honored with the Female TV Presenter of the Year award at the Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards (Exquisite Magazine) in the same year.

She has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the TV Presenter of the Year category at the 2014 Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards (Jara, Africa Magic) and the Outstanding TV Presenter (Female) category at the 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) for her work in the entertainment/talk show genre. Helen Paul received the Female Comedian of the Year award at the 2011 City People Entertainment Magazine Awards, cementing her position as a leading comedic talent in Nigeria.


08 June 2023


Helen Paul's versatility extends to the film industry, where she has showcased her acting skills in various roles. Some notable films she has appeared in include:

1. The Return of Jenifa (2011) - Role of Tunrayo

2. A Wish (2012) - Lead role as a woman battling cancer

3. Damage (2011) - Cameo role

4. The Place: Chronicle of the Book (2012)

5. Alakada2 (2014) - Supporting role

6. Akii The Blind (2014) - Supporting role

7. Osas (Omoge Benin) (2012) - Comic act

8. Igboya (2012)

9. Mama Put - Lead role

These diverse roles highlight Helen Paul's acting range and her ability to bring characters to life on the silver screen.

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