In the world of Nigerian entertainment, Professor Helen Paul, also known as Tatafo, has carved a niche for herself with her unique voice range that makes her sound like a child. Born on May 1, 1983, in Lagos, she is a multi-talented individual who has achieved success as a comedian, actress, and singer. Let’s delve into the life and career of this extraordinary entertainer.
Early Life and Education:
Helen Paul was raised by her grandmother in Lagos after being born on January 29, 1978. She pursued her education at the University of Lagos, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts in 2010. She continued her studies and earned a master’s degree in 2012, followed by a doctorate degree in theatre arts in 2019. Additionally, she has obtained professional credentials from prestigious institutions such as the Pan-African University’s School of Media and Communications and Nigeria’s Federal Radio Corporation.
Helen Paul’s career journey has seen her work as both a freelance and full-time presenter for various media outlets in Nigeria. She has lent her talent to Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet, where she currently co-presents the show “JARA” on Africa Magic. She made her debut as a comic character named “Tatafo” on the radio show “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental 102.3FM in Lagos. Through this character, she cleverly satirizes and lampoons societal issues.