Nigeria’s comedienne, actress and mother, Helen Paul, popularly known as Tatafoo has recounted some of the challenges and experience faced after relocating to United States of America few years after.
Paul who now lectures and runs a clothing Shop in the US said adjusting to life abroad sometimes can be hectic.
The comedienne confirmed on a live Instagram session that she still does comedy and events MC, saying she now charges in hard currency.
She said, “Pastor Kay (Ijisesan) prophesied into my life when I was afraid of coming to America. He said God told him even my work in Nigeria was not over yet. I would get a master of ceremonies job here in America and some people would call me, saying, ‘Helen, we heard that you are charging 5000 dollars as MC. Even some people who have stayed long here don’t charge that amount’. Each time that happened, I would just look up and remember the prophecy. God has been faithful.”
Speaking further, Paul noted that she initially did not like to be called a comedian.
“I became so popular on campus as the new stand-up comedian (in town). I would then go to the campus chapel at night, crying, ‘I am not a comedian. I am a singer’. Comedian how? So people would be laughing at me? But, look at how God has been faithful all the while. All my lecturers became mentors, fathers and mothers to me. When I moved to America, some of my lecturers that relocated kept checking up on me. They asked me, ‘What are you doing at the moment’? And, I would tell them I was doing freelance lecturing and comedy. That was how I got recommendations from my lecturers. When one releases oneself to the spirit of God, He is going to do it one hundred per cent. As one door is closing, another one would open.”She said.
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Helen Paul is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress. She is also a stand-up comedian, known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child. She graduated with a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos.