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Comedy Isn't For Drop-Outs. Check Out The First Nigerian Comedian To Become A Ph.D. Holder (Photos)

When we were young, some of us wanted to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, nurses, pharmacists and other top respected professions in the society. This is because some of our parents believed these professions are what suit us. Nobody wanted to be a comedian, actor, football or musician. These professions were seen as irrelevant and one meant for drop-outs because they are have refused to study hard. But today, the equation has changed. musicians, comedians, actors, and footballers are role models for alot of our young people. Even some parents now prepare their children for these professions. The fame and fortune they bring are enormous. Some youths after graduating from the university or while in the university pursue a career in these professions. Being a comedian, actor, footballer, musician is now the new cool among some youths in Nigeria. It is normal as civilization has changed the alot in our society. In Nigeria there are some successful entertainers who graduated with good grades in school, but still turned to entertainment. Some even acquire more degrees while in it.

One of them is Helen Paul. She is a popular stand up comedian in Nigeria. Some Nigerians will be surprised to know that Helen Paul has acquired her Doctorate Degree (Ph.D). Yes she acquired her Doctorate Degree in Theater Arts from the famous University of Lagos in April 2019. Helen Paul is popularly known as Tatafo due to her voice on radio that make her sound like a child. The 42-year old was born in Lagos in 1978. Helen Paul started her career as a freelance presenter at Lagos Television, Continental Broadcasting Service. For those who watch the TV Show " Jara", Helen Paul should not be new to them.

She is the co hosts of the show with Uti Nwachukwu, one of the winners of the Big Brother Reality TV Show. She has featured in some movies which include; A Wish (2012) Igboya (2012) Life Burial (2015) Alakada Reloaded (2017). Below are some photos of this beautiful female comedian. 

Helen is also entrepreneur. Her Botique - Massive Fabrics And Bridal which she established in 2012 has three outlets now in Lagos. She also established The Helen Paul Theatre Film And Academy, an institution where she offer training on audio production, studio recording, graphics etc. The Academy which operates according to the standards of National Board For Technical Education was created to teach artists professional skills. She is estimated to worth one million dollars. Helen is married to Femi Bamisile, and they are blessed with children. 


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