Desmond Elliot Biography

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, movie director and politician born on the 4th of February 1974 in Lagos, the Southwestern part of Nigeria.

He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

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Full NameDesmond Oluwashola Elliot
Stage NameDesmond Elliot
Born4 February 1974 (age 48 years old)
Place of BirthLagos, Nigeria
State Of OriginLagos State
NationalityNigerian
Wife • SpouseVictoria Elliot (m. 2003)
ChildrenDenzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Junior, Donald Elliot, Dawn Elliot
OccupationActor • Politician
Net WorthUS$10 million

Desmond Elliot Biography

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, movie director and politician born on the 4th of February 1974 in Lagos, the Southwestern part of Nigeria.

He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and was nominated for the best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Desmond Elliot Early Life & Education

Desmond Elliot was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos, and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State. He was born on the 4th of February in 1974 to Mr. and Mrs. Elliot.

He received his primary school education at Jos’ Air Force Primary School. After finishing his primary school education, he proceeded to St. John’s College, also in Jos. 

Desmond Elliot went further in his education by studying Economics. He graduated from Lagos State University with a degree in Economics in 2003. But this did not prevent him from acting. 

Desmond Elliot Career

Desmond Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday PeopleOne Too Much, and Saints and Sinners

He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, appearing in over two hundred films, including Men Who CheatYahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta. In 2006, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Behind Closed Doors“.

In 2008, Desmond Elliot co-produced and co-directed the film “Reloaded” which received three nominations

Desmond Elliot Political Career

Desmond Elliot declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress. He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections. 

In October 2020, during the End SARS protest, Desmond Elliot was heavily criticized for allegedly supporting the Anti-Social Media Bill in Nigeria, an allegation he earlier denied when the news first filtered in via social media. 

In a viral video circulating all over the internet, he was seen vehemently criticizing social media users and influencers and stating that if the Nigerian state doesn’t stop social media, social media will destroy the Nigerian state. His comments were not taken lightly by Nigerians on social media, and thus the popular Nigerian pidgin slang, na Desmond Elliot cause am, meaning It’s Desmond Elliot’s fault, was born.

Desmond Elliot, however, came out a few days later to apologize. He said, “I allowed my emotions to get the better of me, and for this, I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt. Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. 

This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect us. I promise to do the same. The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and work. Thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria”.

Desmond Elliot Personal Life

Desmond Elliot is married to Victoria Elliot and has four children. Their marriage is blessed with children, namely Denzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Junior, Donald Elliot, and Dawn Elliot. He is involved in public relations for Globacom.

Desmond Elliot Movies

Desmond has featured in several movies since she started acting. Some of the movies are;

  • Love Castle (2021)
  • Falling” (2015)
  • ‘Black Val’ (2015)[24]
  • The Department” (2015)[25]
  • When Love Happens” (2014)
  • ’30 Days in Atlanta’ (2014)
  • Okon Goes to School
  • Kamara’s Tree” (2013)
  • Kiss and Tell” (2011)
  • I’ll Take My Chances” (2011)
  • Bursting Out” (2010)[26]
  • Holding Hope” (2010)[26]
  • Nollywood Hustlers (2010)[27]

Desmond Elliot TV Shows

  • Everyday People (Soap Opera)[34]
  • One Too Much (Soap Opera)
  • Saints and Sinners (Soap Opera)
  • Santalal
  • Super Story             

Desmond Elliot Net Worth

Desmond Elliot‘s net worth is estimated at US$10 million. He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria. 

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