HELEN PAUL: COMEDY AND BUSINESS



Helen Paul Bamisile is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress. She is best known as a stand-up comedian and popularly known as Tatafo.  She hails from Edo state but was born and bred in Lagos. She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos. She started as a voice over artist, then as a backup singer for various artists, she did some jingles and voiceovers before she became a radio presenter. She started comedy professionally in her first year in the university.
As a kid, she grew up entertaining friends and neighbours and that is where the entertainment vibe in her grew from. She has worked as a freelance and also as a radio presenter for various media houses. She broke into the entertainment world as a naughty comic radio character TATAFO on the radio intercontinental program WETIN DEY.

Helen's journey into the world of Entertainment started when she worked at Eko Reelmix Studios, Radio Lagos/Eko FM as a front desk manager whilst doubling as a back-up and voiceover artiste. During this period, she featured on several music projects with artistes and music groups including P-Square, Infinity, Yinka Davies, etc. She also recorded radio jingles for a number of companies and brand names, including Bank PHB, Peak Milk, Indomie Noodles, and Cowbell Milk.
In 2012, she launched her music career with her album ‘welcome party’.

Helen opened a bridal and fabric boutique in Lagos in 2012, called "Massive Fabrics and Bridals". She has since proceeded to open three other outlets of the Boutique in different parts of Lagos. In 2014, she opened a film and theatre academy, named "Helen Paul Theatre and Film Academy. The Academy is equipped with the latest facilities in the world of technology. It consists of a dance studio, a makeup studio, a recording studio, a rehearsal studio, a photo studio, a mainly digital library, an editing studio, and a hostel for students who enrol for courses in the Academy and are interested in taking up such accommodation. 

In 2014, she was appointed as an ambassador by Telecommunications giant, Globacom. In 2015, she was appointed as Ambassador for the Harpic brand. She was also appointed as an ambassador for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), She also has other endorsements to her credit, including GoTV. Helen currently anchors two radio programmes.
She is one of the most successful female comedians and entrepreneur in the industry who has managed to stay relevant and consistent.