My boss discouraged my husband from marrying me - Helen Paul

Helen Paul

Helen Paul

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Frontline Nigerian entertainer Helen Paul has recalled how her boss attempted to discourage Femi Bamisile, her husband, from marrying her.

The stand-up comedian spoke about the challenges she faced during courtship when she was featured on the latest episode of the Honest Bunch podcast.

The 45-year-old professor said while working at Television Continental (TVC), her boss and her human resource personnel berated Bamise for choosing to marry her.

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“My boss called my husband to say ‘Femi, is it that kind of Helen you want to date? You are more than this’. And he said ‘if you want to just enjoy yourself with her it is okay,” she said.

“I took Femi to my own office then in TVC. My HR looked at Femi and said ‘look at how clean you are. A lawyer. Why the choice of Helen?’”

Paul and Bamisile tied the knot in 2010. Their marriage is blessed with children.

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