Helen Paul is known for her humour. She is a radio personality who talks like a child and is also known as Tatafo. She is not only an OAP but is also a comedienne, entrepreneur, event host and actress.
Paul has worked and served as a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria. These include Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and M-Net (where she currently co-presents JARA on Africa Magic).
Paul broke out as a naughty comic character on the radio program Wetin Dey on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Lagos. She was known on the programme as “Tatafo”, a witty kid who addresses and lampoons societal issues in a satirical manner. She also presented programmes on TVC and Naija FM 102.7.
As the year progresses, Helen Paul unfolds as a female comedian to beat. As a matter of fact, her emergence into the scene was like a breath of fresh air into a setting that has been dominated by men over the years. Within a few weeks, months and even years, Helen has proved herself that what a man can do, a woman can even do it better.
But just like ordinary man and woman who goes out to achieve extraordinary achievements, Helen Paul’s life trajectory has been a long walk to academic and career achievements after many obstacles that pose a threat to her dreams. As a go-getter, she confronted her mountains and today has the last laugh.
Born in Lagos and grew up in Iju-Ishaga and Fadeyi in Lagos, Helen Paul embraced education early because she loves knowledge and would stop at nothing in getting it. After her primary and secondary education, she gained admission to the University of Lagos where she studied creative arts. Not done with academics, she went on to have three masters. First in the same discipline at the University of Lagos where she bagged her first degree. She later acquired two more masters degree first in Business Administration (MBA) and another in Public Administration (MPA), all from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
In July 2012 Paul released her debut album Welcome Party, which contains Afro-Pop songs such as “Boju Boju”, “Vernacular”, “Gbedu”, “God Forbid”, an Afro RnB song titled “Children of the World”, and “Use Calculator”, an enlightenment song about the menace of the HIV-AIDs epidemic.
She subsequently released some singles, including “Take It Back”. In 2018, she released the audio and visuals of her single titled “Never Knew”, an inspiring song about her developmental years and career progress thus far.
Paul opened a bridal and fabric boutique in Lagos in 2012 called Massive Fabrics and Bridals. She has since proceeded to open three other outlets of the boutique in different parts of Lagos.
In 2014, she opened a film and theater academy, the Helen Paul Theater and Film Academy which consists of 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.
In 2019, she obtained her Doctorate Degree in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, which she dedicated to her mother.
She relocated with her family to the United States in 2021.
In 2022, she was announced as the HOD of the Arts, Music, and Entertainment department at Heart International University in the United States of America.