Nigerian comedienne, Helen Paul is reportedly taking a postdoctoral programme in an undisclosed university in the United States of America.
This is coming a year after she became the first Nigerian stand-up comedian to bag a doctorate degree. Recall that Helen Paul completed her Ph.D. programs in Théâtre Arts from the University of Lagos in 2019.
According to new reports by The Nation, Helen Paul is on the verge of becoming a professor.
A source speaking to the publication said,
“Yes, Helen Paul has been shuttling between Nigerian and the US for some months now. While studying to become a Professor, she is also working as a lecturer in one of the institutions in the US.
“She is really an inspiration to this generation because combining these academic feats with her comedy career in Nigeria is no child’s play.”
In a related post, Helen Paul has expressed excitement in anticipation of becoming the first stand-up Comedian to be a PH.d holder.
Taking to social media, Helen Paul thanked God for the achievement and invited everyone to her convocation ceremony.
Can’t wait to wear my beautiful gown on Thursday.
Special thanks to University of Lagos, for finding me worthy of this great position as the first Nigerian stand – up comedian to have a Ph.D (Please argue with the gods) #helenpaul #drhelenpaul
MIGHTY Thank You to God almighty for using my mentor and teacher as my supervisor (Prof. Osita Ezewanebe), mama tough no be small, days of crying, fasting, waking up at midnight to pray and even swearing, then asking myself questions like Helen Paul Who send you?
To my husband, papa thank you for your encouragement, your words are sweet ( do it jor, babe face that fear, i can’t wait to see a doctor as my wife every morning). You are all invited to the University of Lagos as my convocation is on the 4th of April. (Positive minds only) @officialbunmidaviesthank you for all the free food, my room mate is also grateful and now we are missing our rooms. (Back to the wife and mummy duties fulltime) POST DOCTORATE NEXTTT!!!!!