Helen Paul

Helen Paul
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Updated: Nov 16, 2021

She was born on January 29, 1978, in Lagos where she had her primary and secondary education. She proceeded to the University of Lagos where she had her Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate Degree in Theatre Arts in 2010, 2012 and 2019 respectively.

She started out as a front desk manager at Eko FM whilst doubling as a voice-over artiste and backup. During this period, she featured on several music projects with artistes and music groups including P-Square, Infinity, Olufunmi, Yinka Davies, etc.

Helen became known when she played the role of ‘Tatafo’ a comic character on a Radio Continental programme ‘Wetin Dey’, 102.3 FM, Lagos. She uses a satirical approach in addressing societal issues.

She also presents programmes on TV Continental.

As an actress, she has appeared in movies like Damage, The Return of Jenifa, The Place, A Wish, Igboya, Mama Put, Osas (Omoge Benin), Alakada 2, Akii The Blind, Abiodun Kogberegbe, When Love Happens, Life Burial and Alakada Reloaded.

As a singer, she released her debut album ‘Welcome Party’ in 2012. Although the album was not well received.

In 2012, Helen launched her bridal and fabric boutique called Massive Fabrics and Bridals. Following the success of her boutique, she went on to open three other outlets of the boutique in different parts of Lagos.

She also opened a film and theatre academy which she named ‘The Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy’ in 2014.

She had endorsement deals from several large companies and brands like Harpic, Globacom, INEC and NCC.



2014 – Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA), Outstanding TV Presenter (Female) (Entertainment/Talk Show)

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

2012 – National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Merit Award in Recognition of Support for Children’s Initiative

2012 – Efffizie Style and Effects Awards (Effizie 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[17], Female Comedian of the Year
2010 – Life Changers Award (UK), Best Comedian of the Year
2009 – City People Entertainment Magazine Award[17], New Female Comedian of the Year
2009 – Exquisite Lady of the Year Award (Exquisite Magazine), Female Comedienne of the Year

1999 – Nigerian International Songs Festival (NISOFES) Award, Best Gospel Singer of the Year



Helen Paul is married to Femi Bamisile. The couples got married in 2010 and are blessed with two sons.


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