Helen Paul Emerges First Nigerian Stand Up Comedian PhD Recipient
She is distinguished, spontaneous, a witty public personality whose remarkable cheerful demeanor, engages the attention of millions during her professional activities behind camera. Her versatility covers comedy, singing, acting and other skills quite numerous to mention. Born in Lagos Nigeria, beautiful Helen grew up with a deep sense of civility, her present and ever increasing skills of artistry, public performance and innovation, marked her childhood days, as she entertained both her peers, neighbours and friends.
Recently conferred with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of lagos, on 4th April, 2019, a mere description of her personality as intelligent, hardworking and creative, could be regarded as a light tease of repartee.
Dr Helen today, has re-sensitized the world, on her resilience, boldness and the strength of her inner mind. She is indeed a modern face of an African woman, adding to the voice and pride of successful women in Nigeria and the world at large. Her debut album “Welcome Party’’ contains Afro pop songs like “Boju Boju’’,” Vernacular”, ‘’Gbedu’’ and other inspiring singles like “Take it Back’’ .
As a media figure, she worked at several media houses in Nigeria- Lagos Television, Continental Broadcasting Service, and currently MNet, where she co-presents “JARA” ON Africa Magic. Her entrepreneurial insights are in tune with her sixth sense and successfully she set up outlets of bridal and fabric boutique in Lagos called ‘’Massive Fabrics and Bridals’’. ‘’Helen Paul Theatre and film academy provides studio services in dance, makeup, photo , editing and more to students undergoing courses in the Academy.
Dr. Helen is a brand ambassador for Ajinomoto Brand in Nigeria, Chocolate Unprocessed Hair. Several others includes ‘’Face of the telecoms Consumer’’ in 2017 by the Nigerian Communication Commission, 2015 Ambassador for Harpic Brand owned by Reckitt and Benckiser, etc.
Several awards in her name includes–2012 Doyen -Naija Growing Green Media Dinner Award –Recognition Award as Advocate of Peace and Unity for a better and Greener Nigeria, 2012 National Institute for Cultural Orientation –Merit Award in Recognition of support for Children’s Initiative,2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) – Outstanding TV Presenter (Female) (Entertainment and talk show) and so many others. In filmography, she has featured in so many movies and stage performances like ‘’mama put’’, ‘’pawns’’, ‘’A Wish’’, ‘’Aki the Blind’’, ‘’The lion and the Jewel’’, ‘’The Wives’’, ‘’Ovonramwen Nogbaisi’’
Dr.Helen, obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and masters from the University of Lagos. She has a Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), and a PhD degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. The erudite expressed joy and acknowledgement to God, her husband, family and well wishers for their unalloyed support and dares getting prepared for a post-doctorate push.
Married to Femi Bamisile, she is blessed with two sons.