In a recent episode of the Honest Bunch Podcast, popular Nigerian comedian Helen Paul revealed an interesting tidbit about her past involvement in Psquare’s 2005 hit song ‘Story.’ Helen shared that she was the voice behind the memorable line, “Uncle, please tell us a story.”
During the podcast interview, Helen Paul, renowned for her comedic talent, admitted that she was unaware of Psquare’s growing fame when she took on the voiceover role. At that time, she was working as a receptionist, and the opportunity arose when the original children intended for the voiceover did not show up.
Helen mentioned that this opportunity opened doors for her in the voiceover industry, leading to several other jobs. This transition not only allowed her to move from earning N9,500 as a receptionist but also propelled her income into the six figures.
“I didn’t know P Square. I didn’t even know they were going to blow,” she admitted. “I was just very good at imitating voices. They agreed to let me do the voiceover, and I didn’t even know what it was to put your name on a song; I didn’t fight for it.”
She continued; “At the beginning, I didn’t know P Square. I didn’t even know they were going to blow. They came to the studio, and they wanted to record their songs. I think they were expecting some children to come and got disappointed. So, Ayoadeife said, “We have somebody who can do this voice, and this person can do all the range children,”
She went on to share that this opportunity opened doors for her in the industry, leading to various voiceover jobs. Helen Paul’s talent transitioned her from earning a monthly salary of N9,500 to a remarkable N400,000.
“The next job I did was for another milk product,” she added. “At that point, my salary was N9,500; I started receiving about N400,000 or N450,000 every month.”
Helen Paul, a multifaceted Nigerian entertainer, boasts roles as a comedian, singer, and actress. Renowned as Tatafo in the stand-up comedy scene, she is distinguished by a unique voice range that remarkably resembles that of a child. Helen Paul holds a doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos, showcasing her dedication to the world of performing arts.
Born on 29 January 1978 in Lagos, she has carved a notable niche for herself in the entertainment industry. Adding to her achievements, Helen Paul is happily married to Femi Bamisile, with whom she shares the joy of parenthood, blessed with two children.