Comic actress, Helen Paul, is regarded as a very versatile entertainer in Nigeria because of her many paths in the industry.
Some months ago, she floated a theatre academy in Lagos, which now boasts of several students.
In a recent interview with The Sun, Helen explained she met her husband, who used doughnuts and soft drinks to woo her. She described her husband as a stingy man.
The comedienne said her husband was a friend to the person she was working for back in the days, who always come around to their office.
“He was a friend to my boss. While he always saw me as too playful and jumpy, I saw him as too stingy. Those days when my boss’ colleagues came visiting, they always reached out to us when leaving. They gave us money which we used to buy doughnuts and soft drinks but my husband never gave us anything.
“On that fateful day, I summoned courage and as he was leaving, I told him, ‘sir, you don’t buy us anything any time you come but we really like you. If you can be buying us doughnuts and soft drinks, we would be very grateful’. He started laughing, so I quickly added, ‘sir, it’s not only me o. My colleagues are also involved, so please don’t tell our boss’.
“We were so happy I asked for his phone number which he gave me. And then I gave his number to my friends and we all started calling to thank him. He realised that we really desired the doughnuts and soft drinks so whenever he came by, he would give us money for doughnuts and soft drinks.
“He never failed to deliver whenever he showed up and we never stopped thanking him. And then one day, he took a good look at me and said ‘baby, I love you’ and the rest is history,” Helen narrated.