One of Nigeria’s leading comediennes, Helen Paul, has just dropped a bombshell. According to the petite entertainer who just bagged a doctorate in Theatre Arts, from the University of Lagos, she was not only born out of rape but while growing up had to contend with the indignity of being ceaselessly addressed as a bastard.
Today, however, her story has changed. Those who mocked her in the past are now singing her praises. Praying to be like her. Enjoy what she is now enjoying.
In fact, let’s hear the rest of the zero-turned-hero story from Helen who started out working as a receptionist at Radio Continental, until providence thrust her forward with the funny role of Tatafo much later on the same radio station:
“I HELEN PAUL dedicate this to my mum, you gave birth to me out of rape, they told you I wouldn’t amount to anything,” she had begun her chilling story on her Instagram page.
Continuing, the lady who is now married to a lawyer added: “I grew up hearing from family members; being called a “Bastard” and each time I asked you, you said ‘Olorun lon wo omo were, Olorun ma wo e‘ meaning God watches over the child of a mad person, he’d watch over you).
“Mummy I want you to know I love you, I might not buy you Benz now because I don’t have a `Pant’ yet but this certificate will amount to something great.
“They say Fame is nothing but Grace is everything and I pray for grace in everything I do.
“I’m not a Cele member but Late Oshofa gave me the name and everything Late Oshofa said about Helen Paul is coming to pass.
“I dedicate this to every mother, may God make you strong enough to survive and enjoy the fruit of your labour.” Ended Helen who besides her comedy assignments currently anchors Jara, a programme that celebrates the best and brightest of Nollywood, with Uti Nwachukwu, on Africa Magic.
In her 30s, Helen Paul, PhD, is blessed with children.