Helen Paul, has bagged a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the Heart International University, USA.igeria’s famous comedienne,
Paul is also a stand-up comedian, popularly known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child, and is the first among her Nigerian colleagues to bag a Ph.D.
The academic could not hold back her excitement as she also announced her new appointment as the new H.O.D of the school’s department of arts, music and entertainment.
The 44-year-old shared the good news in an Instagram post on Monday where she posted photos of herself and her colleagues at the ceremony.
Helen’s husband, Femi Bams, also bagged a Doctorate degree in law from the same institution of learning.
Celebrating their latest achievements, Helen wrote: “Congratulations to us my love. Such a great honor for both of us. You graduated as a Doctor of law and I was promoted too. Professor Helen Paul, now the new H.O.D Department of Arts, Music and Entertainment. Heart International University USA. Thank you for all the sleepless nights. Thank you for sacrificing for us.”
“Congratulations to all of us at Heart University. I am now officially Professor Paul Helen. The ceremony was a beautiful one indeed. My sincere gratitude to my Boss and the University Chancellor.
“Dornett Mcintosh Ph.D. Thank you my senior Professor Cox our faculty head and all HBIU staff in general. Will never forget to say a big thank you to my Atlanta Dean of programming. Yemisi Dunmoye Ph.D.,” she captioned another photo.
Helen’s husband also took to Instagram to celebrate.
He wrote: “Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the latest and greatest Professor and HOD of Music, Arts, and Entertainment in the United States. You have worked hard for this and I’m excited for you on this new journey. congratulation, my Love.”
Fellow celebrities like Faithia Williams, Eniola Badmus, Sola Sobowale, Foluke Daramola, Omoni Oboli, Yomi Fabiyi, Dele Odule, Jide Kosoko, Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and Mike Ezuruonye congratulated the couple in the comment section of the post.
Paul is also a stand-up comedian, known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child.
Paul has worked as both a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria including Lagos Television (LTV 8), Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), and MNet (where she currently co-presents “JARA” on Africa Magic).
She broke out as a naughty comic character on a radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Lagos.
The comedienne is a recipient of several awards including the 2012 African Film Awards, 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award , 2014 Female TV Presenter of the Year, TV Presenter of the Year (Jare, Africa Magic), 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) – Outstanding TV presenter (Female) (Entertainment/Talk Show.
Others are 2012 National Institute for Cultural Orientation, 2009 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award, Female Comedian of the Year, 2012 Effizie Style and Effects Awards, 2012 Sacramento Productions – Children’s Entertainer of the Year.
In 2019, she obtained her doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, which she dedicated to her mother.