On Thursday April 4th, popular comedian and actress, Helen Paul, became the first stand-up comedian with a doctorate degree as she bagged a PhD in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos UNILAG.
In a post shared on her social media page this afternoon, Helen dedicated her degree to her mum and also revealed that she was conceived by an act of rape. She wrote;
”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 werey, Olorun ma wo e meaning God watches of the child of a mad person, he’d watch over you)
Mummy i want 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.