Yay! Comedienne Helen Paul is the first stand-up comedian to bag a doctorate degree

Popular Nigerian actress and comedienne, Helen Paul has bagged a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. Popularly known as Tatafo on stage, Helen Paul is best known for her unique voice range that makes her sound like a child.

The comedienne who couldn’t hide her excitement shared a photo post and a long note of appreciation on her Instagram page as she revealed that she has recently earned a doctorate degree from the University of Lagos. She added in her post that she is the first stand-up comedian in the country to achieve such a feat, with a side note for speculators to argue with their gods.


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Can’t wait to wear my beautiful gown on Thursday. Special thanks to University of Lagos, for finding me worthy of this great position as the first Nigerian stand – up comedian to have a Ph.D (Please argue with the gods) #helenpaul #drhelenpaul MIGHTY Thank You to God almighty for using my mentor and teacher as my supervisor (Prof. Osita Ezewanebe), mama tough no be small, days of crying, fasting, waking up at midnight to pray and even swearing, then asking myself questions like Helen Paul Who send you? To my husband, papa thank you for your encouragement, your words are sweet ( do it jor, babe face that fear, i can’t wait to see a doctor as my wife every morning). You are all invited to the University of Lagos as my convocation is on the 4th of April. (Positive minds only) @officialbunmidavies thank you for all the free food, my room mate is also grateful and now we are missing our rooms. (Back to the wife and mummy duties fulltime) POST DOCTORATE NEXTTT!!!!!

A post shared by Dr. Helen Paul(Psalm 71 & 91) (@itshelenpaul) on Mar 28, 2019 at 11:08pm PDT

Helen broke out as a naughty comic character on a radio program known as “Wetin Dey” on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Lagos and the character was popularly known on the programme as “Tatafo” – a witty kid that addresses and lampoons societal issues in a satirical manner.

She 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 (Jara, Africa Magic), 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) – Outstanding TV presenter (Female – Entertainment/Talk Show) amongst a host of other notable awards.

Congratulations HELEN PAUL from all of us at Nollywoodalive.

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