in ,

All About Desmond Elliot Biography, Education, Career, Controversy, Family, Awards, Net Worth

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian politician, director, and actor who has acted in over 200 films and television shows. He received Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. He was elected to the Surulere Constituency of the Lagos State House of Assembly in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Early Life & Education

Desmond Elliot was born on February 4, 1974. His mother is from Illah in Delta State’s Oshimili North, and his father is from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island. He went to Air Force Primary School for primary school and St. John’s College for secondary school, both in Jos. In 2003, he received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lagos State University.

Career

Desmond Elliot first appeared in soap operas such as Saints and Sinners, One Too Many, and Everyday People. He’s appeared in almost 200 films, including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta. He is a well-known Nollywood actor. In 2006, he was nominated for an African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for his role in the film “Behind Closed Doors.” Elliot co-produced and co-directed the 2008 film “Reloaded,” which received three African Movie Academy Award nominations in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Elliot ran for the post of ambassador for the Face of Hope Project in 2010, and if he wins, he will endeavor to reduce child illiteracy in Nigeria and throughout Africa. The Face of Hope Project is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political organization founded by volunteers to give hope to the despairing. For the film “Finding Mercy,” he was nominated for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2014.

Politics

Elliott declared his intention to represent the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Lagos State House of Assembly in September 2014. He ran for and won the Surulere Constituency in Nigeria’s general elections on April 11, 2015. Desmond Elliot is seeking re-election to a third term as a state legislator for Surulere Constituency 1. Despite the fact that he was nominated by the party without opposition during his two terms in office, he will face stiff competition in the general elections of 2023, as a number of candidates, including Honourable Barakat Bakare Akande, the current Council leader of Surulere Local Government, have won the APC ticket for the third term.

Controversy

Desmond came under fire at the End SARS nationwide rally in October 2020 for allegedly supporting Nigeria’s Anti-Social Media Bill, which he had previously disputed when the issue first surfaced on social media. He was seen aggressively denouncing social media influencers and users in a widely shared viral video, saying that if the Nigerian government does not act, social media will collapse the government entirely. Nigerians on social media were not amused by his words, and the phrase “It’s Desmond Elliot’s fault” (na Desmond Elliot cause am) became popular. However, he publicly apologized a few days later.

Loading...

Personal Life

Desmond Elliot has a wife and four children. The name of his wife is Victoria Elliot, while the names of his children are Denzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Junior, Donald Elliot, and Dawn Elliot.

Selected Filmography

  • 2021 Love Castle
  • 2019 Fishers of Men
  • 2015 Falling
  • 2015 Black Val
  • 2015 The Department
  • 2014 When Love Happens
  • 2014 30 Days in Atlanta
  • 2013 Okon Goes to School
  • 2013 Kamara’s Tree”
  • 2011 Kiss and Tell”
  • 2011 I’ll Take My Chances”
  • 2010 Bursting Out”
  • 2010 Holding Hope”
  • 2010 Nollywood Hustlers
  • 2009 Before the Light
  • 2009 Edikan
  • 2008 Uyai
  • 2008 Final Tussle
  • 2008 Guilty Pleasures
  • 2007 Black Night in South America
  • 2007 A Better Place
  • 2007 Caught-Up
  • 2007 Double Game
  • 2007 Fine Things
  • 2007 Ghetto Queen
  • 2007 Secret Pain
  • 2007 Wind of Glory
  • 2007A Time to Love
  • 2007 Yahoo Millionaire
  • 2006 Put It on Me
  • 2006 Asunder
  • 2006 Men Who Cheat
  • 2006 Behind the Plot
  • 2006 Divided Attention
  • 2006 Efficacy
  • 2006 Ekaette
  • 2006 Extreme Measure
  • 2006 Final Point
  • 2006 The Greatest Sacrifice
  • 2006 King of the Town
  • 2006 Love Wins
  • 2006 Married to the Enemy
  • 2006 My Little Secret
  • 2006 My Sister My Love
  • 2006 Naked Sin
  • 2006 Romeo
  • 2006 Strange Love
  • 2006 Supremacy
  • 2006 Too Late to Claim
  • 2006 Traumatised
  • 2006 Unbreakable Affair
  • 2006 Up to Me
  • 2006 Without Apology
  • 2006 The Wolves
  • 2006 Zoza
  • 2005 A Night in the Philippines
  • 2005 2 Face
  • 2005 Behind Closed Doors
  • 2005 The Bet
  • 2005 Broadway
  • 2005 Destiny’s Challenge
  • 2005 Flying Without Wings
  • 2005 Fools in Love
  • 2005 Games Women Play
  • 2005 Girls in the Hood
  • 2005 Hold Me Down
  • 2005 It’s Juliet or No One
  • 2005 Just Me
  • 2005 The King’s Son
  • 2005 Knowing You
  • 2005 Men Do Cry
  • 2005 My Precious Son
  • 2005 My Sister My Child
  • 2005 My Sister’s Act
  • 2005 Now & Forever
  • 2005 Orange Groove
  • 2005 The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful
  • 2005 Shackles of Death
  • 2005 Wedding Gift
  • 2005 Wheel of Change
  • 2004 Images in the Mirror
  • 2004 Above Love
  • 2004 Atlanta
  • 2004 Big Pretenders
  • 2004 Cinderella
  • 2004 Danger Signal
  • 2004 Deep Loss
  • 2004 Died to Save
  • 2004 Discord
  • 2004 For Real
  • 2004 A Kiss from Rose
  • 2004 Lake of Fire
  • 2004 Life in New York
  • 2004 Magic Moment
  • 2004 Melody of Life
  • 2004 Missing Angel
  • 2004 Passion of Mind
  • 2004 Power of Trust
  • 2004 Promise & Fail
  • 2004 True Romance
  • 2003 Great Change
  • 2003 Magic Love
  • 2003 My Faithful Friend
  • 2003 Passion & Pain
  • 2003 Tunnel of Love
  • 2002 Fire Love
  • 2002 Jesu Mushin

TV Shows

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

Net Worth

Different online sources have claimed that Desmond Elliot has an estimated net worth of $10 million. His sources of income are attached to his acting career in the Nollywood industry and the political position he holds.

 

Loading...

Written by PH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

16 + six =

Tope Tedela Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Producer And Actor

Skales Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Rapper