Nollywood actress, comedian and songwriter Helen Paul, has said she is on social media because it is the platform to be for every comedian.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, she said;
“There is no comedian that is not online now. It is the new trend. Also, every comedian wants to be on TV. Everybody is thriving to sell in the market. Online is the platform to market yourself and let more people see you without necessarilyy paying so much for data. I don’t think there is any comedian that is not online.”
“Whatever one fears in life, one would still end up facing it. I like enjoying myself and not interpreting rubbish. I love playing with characters. I am not seeing anybody who is taking over or is there somebody seeing me taking over? I am just having fun because I enjoy making people laugh. I just do it for fun; not out of fear or anything. In other professions, people also had to change jobs. Nothing last forever, except God. After a while, new people would come in. As big as Michael Jackson was, there were still new ones that shone as well.”
Contrary to what some people think that female comedians are sidelined in the industry, Paul disagreed.
“My male colleagues always invite me for shows. And not just me but Princess and Lepacious Bose as well. I have not experienced any gender discrimination but you know, in our society, there are some things women are not allowed to say or do.”