Popular Nigerian comedian – Helen Paul – said on her Instagram page that she was conceived through rape.
The comedian, popularly known by her stage name Tatafo, took to her Instagram page and said: “I, Helen Paul, dedicate this to my mum. You gave birth to me out of rape. They told you I won’t amount to anything.”
“While I was growing, I heard from our family members that I was a bastard. And each time I asked you, you’d say God watches over the child of a mad person (in Yoruba dialect).”
“They say fame amounts to nothing but grace is everything. And I pray for grace in everything I do”.
“I dedicate the award to every mother. May God make you strong enough to survive and enjoy the fruits of your labour”, she said.
Helen broke into the limelight as “Tatafo” on Radio Continental (now Max FM) 102.3Fm. She was characterized by a voice range that made her sound like a child.
Tatafo has bagged several awards which include: the 2012 Africa Film Awards, 2012 Exquisite Lady of the Year Award, 2014 Female TV presenter of the year (Jare, Africa Magic), and 2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA).