Helen Paul

Helen Paul Biography / Profile

Helen Paul Bamisile (popularly known as Tatafo), was born on January 29th, 1978 in Lagos state, Nigeria to parents from Edo state. She is a stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

Helen Paul Age

Helen Paul is 44 years old.

Helen Paul Early Life

Helen Paul didn’t have it all rosy as a child. She grew up with her mother and grandmother in Lagos. She attended Omiyade Primary school. Due to issues relating to funding, Helen went through 3 different secondary schools which include Jibowu high School, Maryland High School, and Bejide Memorial College. She couldn’t afford the university fees, and so she got a job instead as a receptionist.
She later was able to afford her fees and applied to study Theatre Arts at the University of Lagos.
Even at school, her jovial and bubbly nature couldn’t be overlooked.

Helen Paul Career

Helen Paul worked at Eko Reelmix Studios as a back-up and voiceover artiste. She also did jingles for popular companies like Peak Milk, Indomie Noodles, Cowbell Milk and a few others. As a fresh undergraduate, Helen Paul attended a program, and unfortunately for the organizers, their planned Mc failed to show up leaving them in utter confusion. Helen’s friends, knowing what she was capable of, talked her into standing in place for the missing Mc. Helen obliged and saved the day to the surprise of the organizers.  It was then she realized that she had a storehouse of untapped potentials and she rose up to explore.

Helen has worked as both a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses, both in Nigeria and for international purposes. She rose to limelight when she became the comic voice for a radio program known as Wetin Dey. This program caught the attention of a lot of listeners because she was able to perfectly mimic the voice of a child, and she was trashing societal issues in the country in an astonishing way. She is also known for her programs on Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), MNet (as a co-presenter on Africa Magic Channel 114's "JARA"), amongst others.

In July 2012, Helen released her debut album, Welcome Party, because of her interest in singing. Her business prowess was realized when she opened a bridal and fabric boutique in Lagos in 2012, called Massive Fabrics and Bridals. She has also opened 3 other outlets in different parts of Lagos. She also opened a film and theater academy in 2014, named Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy. The academy is aimed at garnering students with potentials and honing the skills to perfection. The academy has 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 who enroll for courses in the Academy. 

She was appointed as the ambassador of Globacom in 2014. She has signed a number of endorsement deals with big brands like Harpic, Independent National Electoral Commission and GoTV to mention a few. She has also starred in a number of films including “The Return of Jenifa” in 2011 as a rich girl who lacked attention and in the 2012 film “A Wish” as a lady who suffered from cancer. She has written a number of short stories and plays including “Life Burial” which was released in 2015.

Helen Paul Personal Life

Helen Paul married her husband, Femi Bamisile, in 2010 and they have two boys. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Theater Arts at the University of Lagos.

Helen Paul Awards

Helen has received numerous awards and nominations, some of which include;

  • Comedienne of the Year, African Film Awards (Afro-Hollywood, UK) - 2012
  • Won Female TV Presenter of the Year, Exquisite Lady of the Year Award - 2012
  • Nominated for Female TV Presenter of the Year, Exquisite Lady of the Year Award - 2014
  • Nominated for TV Presenter of the Year (Jare, Africa Magic) - 2014
  • Outstanding TV presenter, Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) - 2014
  • Merit Award in Recognition of Support for Children’s Initiative, National Institute for Cultural Orientation - 2012
  • Female Comedian of the Year, Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Exquisite Magazine) - 2009
  • Comedienne of the Year, Effizie Style, and Effects Awards (Effizzie Magazine) 2012
  • Children’s Entertainer of the Year, Sacramento Productions - 2012
  • Recognition Award as Advocate/Ambassador of Peace and Unity for a Better and Greener Nigeria - 2012
  • Outstanding Female Comedian of the Year, Rotaract Club Award - 2011
  • Female Comedian of the Year, City People Entertainment Magazine Award - 2011

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