In an exclusive interview with Punch Newspaper, popular Nigerian comedienne, Helen Paul, has disclosed her difficulties managing fame in the Nigerian Entertainment industry, noting that she doesn’t feel intimated by her male counterparts in the industry.
The ‘Jara’ co-host added that she said it based on the training she received, no one differentiates between a male and female comedian.
“We all have equal rights. Just like what obtains in the military, both female and male soldiers go to war. Sometimes, society makes one feel intimidated. Notwithstanding, I just do my thing and I don’t feel frightened by anyone.
“In fact, I am friends with most of my male colleagues. From time to time, I get advice from them. I have been able to manage fame with the grace of God. It has not been easy but I do not lose my head because I am known. I am polite to my fans and we have a good relationship.
“What I love about being a celebrity is that you can be identified easily. I mean people can easily assist you if anything untoward happens.
“The other side of it which I don’t enjoy is people prying into my private life. As a public figure, everybody wants to know what is happening in your home. People you don’t know are interested in your private life.
“Secondly, the fact that people think that because you are on television, you have millions of money rolling in your account can be quite annoying,” she quipped, adding that her background voice on Nigerian music duo, Psquare’s ‘Uncle please tell us a story’ is her major achievement.