Comedienne Helen Paul Gives An Impassioned Monologue: “I Don’t Hate My Dad For Raping My Mum”
Popular comedienne, Helen Paul, has revealed that she was a product of rape.
Helen Paul made the shocking revelation while celebrating the doctorate degree she recently got from the University of Lagos, telling Sunday Scoop that she didn’t regret sharing the true story of her birth.
Listen: “I chose the occasion to reveal the story of my birth because I dedicated the degree to my mother. There is time for everything and I felt it was time to tell the world. Apparently, it’s not even my story; it’s my mother’s. I am humbled and grateful to God for seeing me through the programme. Everyone was happy for me in my family. Even when I finished secondary school, everyone was excited for me. We celebrate each other in my household.”
She continued: “In spite of my father’s misconduct at the time, I never bore any grudge against him. I am on good terms with my father. Is there anyone who doesn’t have a cordial relationship with his or her father? That can only happen if you are a terrible child. Regardless of what your father might have done to you in the past, your father remains your father. If I said I was not affected by it while growing up, that wouldn’t be honest. It could affect anyone but I used my situation to my advantage. It inspired me to always do more and be the best, instead of being depressed.”
Helen Paul further said: “I like to learn; so, I will keep learning. Tomorrow, don’t be surprised if you see me learning tailoring or hairdressing. However, there was a time I really wanted to give up while studying for my doctorate degree but I had the right people around me. In life, you cannot do it on your own; you need certain people around you to achieve greatness.”