Biography of Desmond Elliot
Desmond Oluwashola Elliot, born 4 February 1974 is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Desmond was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
Early Life and Education
Desmond was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos and his mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State. He received his primary education at Air Force Primary School and later attended St John’s College, both in Jos. In 2003 he graduated from Lagos State University where he studied Economics.
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Desmond started his early career as an actor, as he was influenced by a friend to become one. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Muchand Saints and Sinners. He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire and Atlanta.
In 2008 Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, Elliot was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Also in 2010, Elliot has been competing to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a “volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless”, in which he will work toward fixing “child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large” if he is the victor
On September 2014, Elliot declared his intentions 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.
Desmond Elliot is currently married and has four children. He is currently involved in public relations for Globacom. He has won several African Movie Awards such as most prominent actor in Nigeria & best actor in Nigeria.
Desmond Elliot’s net worth has grown significantly in 2018. His net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $10 million.
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