Popular Nigerian actress and comedienne, Helen Paul, has bagged a Ph.D in Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos.
Helen Paul who is popularly known as Tatafo, a character which she adopts with a voice range that sounds like that of a child, shared the good news on her Instagram handle, @itshelenpaul on Friday.
The musician and stand-up comedian writes: “Can’t wait to wear my beautiful gown on Thursday. Special thanks to the University of Lagos, for finding me worthy of this great position as the first Nigerian stand – up comedian to have a PhD (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 roommate is also grateful and now we are missing our rooms. (Back to the wife and mummy duties fulltime) POST DOCTORATE NEXTTT!!!!!”
Helen Paul has received 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) and 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA) – Outstanding TV presenter (Female) (Entertainment/Talk Show.)