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Helen Paul Tatafo: I Have Forgiven My Father For Raping My Mother

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Helen Paul Tatafo Breaks Silence On Being A Product Of Rape

Nigerian comedienne Helen Paul Tatafo has nothing to hide in regards to the circumstance behind her birth.

Nigerianswere shocked when she recently revealed that she was a product of rape .

In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Tatafo who recently graduated with a PhD degree from the University of Lagos said she didn’t regret the controversial story of her birth.

Her words:

“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.”

“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.”



  1. Jummy Olakorede

    April 14, 2019 at 4:58 AM

    there are some things better kept secret.

    • Nikky

      April 14, 2019 at 6:19 AM

      Exactly… Very unnecessary and attention-seeking.
      Before one speaks or writes, one needs to assess if what is to be written or spoken will in any way be beneficial to the recipients. In this case an absolute No… No.
      It happened to your mum; allow her decide if she wants to talk about it or not.
      Mothers are wonderful and amazing and we owe them our existence and inadvertently, all we become. You don’t have to reveal your mum was raped and then went ahead to raise you nevertheless as the reason for dedicating your degree to her!

    • Lola

      April 14, 2019 at 8:46 AM

      Is it your secret?

  2. Fifelomo

    April 14, 2019 at 8:02 AM

    Helen I disagree with you, some fathers are not worth to be called a father and we can’t classify such children or child as terrible. So many hidden secrets I did rather keep to myself about my father…

  3. Olaizo

    April 14, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Your mother is a very strong mother, she didn’t hate you for what brought to life like what other mother called “Disgrace” ,
    She turn it around to embraced you and support you to see you bouncing to the top in life,
    You also took part in it like you never turn bad leaf but choose to be a good and better girl toward your mum plans,
    Look at you now lady,
    You are there already
    Thanks Helen, your life is like Nollywood in Fadiwood or Jibowood coz I know u grew up from Fadeyi or Jibowu??

  4. Ace

    April 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    @Jummy, it depends on your own perspective of viewing it.
    I would say, it’s good to know a good product can surface from “rape”.
    You see what happened after most black Americans knew Obama was raised by a single mother, most of them brave up, try to become good citizens, and stay off trouble.
    It’s very inspiring to know how some achievers in life climbed the rough ladder of progress.
    I respect Helen Paul the more, for being an achiever.

  5. ade eagle

    April 15, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    anybody who talks too much is likely to talk 90% RUBBISH this is just cheap attention seeking

  6. Rosy

    April 22, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    You forgave him, nice one, it is for your own good.

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