Helen Paul

Comedian - Nigeria
Helen Paul

 

As a comedian, her first professional performance happened whilst she was still a student at the University of Lagos. She attended an event with a group of friends but the stand-up comic billed to perform failed to show up. Her friends encouraged her to perform and organizers were thankful she filled in for the no show comic.

Helen Paul is a multi-talented comedian, singer and actress from Nigeria. She is known as Tatafo, a stand-up comedian, characterized by a voice range that made her sound like a child.

These include Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet (as a co-presenter on Africa Magic Channel 114's "JARA"). She has worked as both a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria also presenting programmes on TV Continental.

Helen broke out as a naughty comic character on a critically acclaimed radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental, 102.3FM, Lagos. She is known on the programme as “Tatafo” - a witty kid who addresses and lampoons societal issues in a satirical manner.

Helen began working in the entertainment field when she started working at Eko Reelmix Studios, Radio Lagos/Eko FM as a front desk manager whilst doubling as a back-up and voiceover artiste. During this period, she featured on several music projects with artistes and music groups including P-Square, Infinity, Olufunmi, and Yinka Davies. Recording radio jingles for a number of companies and brand names, including Bank PHB, Peak Milk, Indomie Noodles, and Cowbell Milk.

In 2014, she was appointed as an ambassador by Telecommunications giant, Globacom. Speaking about the endorsement, she admitted that she is extremely happy about it, as Globacom is a massive brand that everybody loves to be associated with. In 2015, she was appointed as Ambassador for the Harpic brand. She was also appointed as an ambassador for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which appointment was made before the March 28 General Elections in Nigeria. She also has other endorsements to her credit, including GoTV, a cable television station owned by Multichoice, and Olumide Emmanuel's "School of Money.

Helen currently anchors two radio programmes - "Tatafo Gist" on Naija FM, and "Comedy Drive Time With Tatafo" on Metro FM. On both programs, she speaks about trending societal issues in a comic manner, with a segment where people phone in to share their comments on these issues.

 

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