[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Popular Nigerian comedienne and media personality Helen Paul revealed that she was a product of r**e. She shared this information on her Instagram page while dedicating the doctorate degree in Theatre Arts she recently bagged from the University of Lagos to her mother.
Paul, the first of her colleagues to bag such a degree, recounted how her family members used to call her a bastard.
“I HELEN PAUL dedicate this to my mum. You gave birth to me out of r**e. They told you I wouldn’t amount to anything. I grew up hearing from family members; being called a “Bastard” and each time I asked you, you said, “Olorun lon wo omo werey, Olorun ma wo e,” meaning God watches the child of a mad person, he’d watch over you.
Mummy, I want you to know I love you. I might not buy you Benz now because I don’t have a Pant yet, but this certificate will amount to something great.
They say Fame is nothing but Grace is everything, and I pray for grace in everything I do.
I’m not a Cele member, but Late Osofa gave me the name, and everything Late Osofa said about Helen Paul is coming to pass.
I dedicate this to every mother. May God make you strong enough to survive and enjoy the fruit of your labour.”
Take a look at her post below:
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Paul is currently the first stand-up comedian to have a PhD. She has worked as both a freelance and full-time presenter at several media houses in Nigeria.
She made her debut on a radio programme known as Wetin Dey on Radio Continental 102.3FM, Lagos. The comedienne was a naughty comic character popularly known on the programme as “Tatafo”.
Paul is a recipient of several awards including the 2012 African Film Awards, 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award and the 2014 Female TV Presenter of the Year. She has also won TV Presenter of the Year (Jara, Africa Magic) and the 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award (NBMA) for Female Outstanding TV Presenter (Entertainment/Talk Show).
The actress presently hosts Jara on Africa Magic.
R**e is such a sensitive issue around the world. But the r**e culture has made it even more difficult for victims to heal from such a traumatic incident, silencing them from voicing out their frustrations.
Paul is living proof that something amazing can come out of something so cruel, and we are proud of her and her mother.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]