Popular Comedienne, Helen Paul says she was a product of rape.
She disclosed this on Friday on her Instagram page while dedicating her recent doctorate degree from UNILAG to her mother.
The post read:“I HELEN PAUL dedicate this to my mum, you gave birth to me out of rape, 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 were, Olorun ma wo e‘ (meaning God watches over 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 Oshofa gave me the name and everything Late Oshofa 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.”
Helen Paul who is also a singer and actress spent most of her early years with both her mother and grandmother in Lagos.
As a child, she used to entertain her friends and neighbours. In many of the interviews she has granted, she would recall that her growing up was not easy, as it was filled with "ups and downs".
Helen Paul began working in the entertainment industry when she was with Eko Reelmix Studios and Radio Lagos/Eko FM as a front desk manager whilst doubling as a back-up and voiceover artiste.
As a comedian, her first professional performance happened while she was a student at the University of Lagos. She attended an event with a group of friends but the stand-up comic billed to perform failed to show up and she filled in.
Helen received a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts in 2010 and a masters in 2012, from the University of Lagos. In addition, she has Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration (MBA and MPA) from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
She also has certifications from other institutions, including a "Certificate in Media Enterprise" from the School of Media and Communications, Pan-African University, and a "Basic Presentation Certificate" from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
She recently rounded off her PhD degree in Theater Arts in the University of Lagos.
Helen is married to Femi Bamisile and has two sons.