Comedian and TV presenter, Helen Paul aka Tatafo has revealed how she ventured into showbiz 15 years ago while working at Eko Reel Mix Studios, Lagos.
In a chat with The Sun, she shared that the road to fame and stardom began after she had to fill in the gap for a voice over artiste who failed to make an appointment for the recording of a jingle.
“This voice has taken me places,” begins Tatafo, “it all began 15 years ago when I was a receptionist at Eko Reel Mix Studios, Lagos. A client wanted to do a jingle and the person in charge hadn’t come and time was running out so I stood in the gap and did the jingle and ever since I have never looked back.”
Tatafo says so impressed were those around a couple of friends called her aside and advised her to pursue a career in showbiz.
“I was so excited after I did the jingle. They told me I could make money from the voice and voila, their words have manifested today. Bayo Adetu, who is now my manager and publicist also wrote about me as an up-and-coming star and his prophecy came through,”
The graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) over the last 15 years has won a number of awards and is ambassador to a couple of brands including Globacom, Harpic and Golden Morn. She also runs a school, Helen Paul Theatre & Film Academy. She’s currently studying for her PhD at UNILAG.