Desmond Elliot is a Nollywood actor, director, and politician. He is a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Surulere Constituency. Also, he was once the CEO of Denziot Productions.
Desmond Olushola Elliot was born on the 4th of February 1974, in Lagos, Nigeria to Mr and Mrs Elliot. His father is from Olowogbowo, Lagos State, while his mother hails from Illah, Oshimili North, Delta State Nigeria. He grew up in the Northern part of Nigeria, with his parents and siblings.
Desmond Elliot Education
Desmond had his primary education at the Air Force Primary school, Jos, while his secondary education was at St John’s College, Jos. Desmond obtained a BSc. degree in Economics from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos (LASU) in 2003. He is married to Victoria Elliot, and they are blessed with four children – 2 sets of twins.
Desmond Elliot’s Career
Desmond Elliot’s professional acting career began around two decades ago. He went into acting after being encouraged by a friend to do so.
He started out on soap operas and TV series before he went into starring in movies.
His filmography includes more than 200 films of various genres. He has also appeared in TV shows and a variety of TV series. The actor is also a businessman. He is the C.E.O of Denziot Productions.
Marriage and family
The actor is married. Honourable Elliot got married almost 20 years ago.
Desmond Elliot wife is Victoria Elliot. The lovely couple got married on Boxing Day in 2003. They celebrated 15 years of marriage in 2018.
Victoria studied Mathematics at the University of Jos, where she and her husband met. She currently runs a business that deals with the sales and marketing of Nollywood films.
Victoria and Desmond Elliot children are four in number. The couple is parents to a set of twins. The twins are Donald, a boy, and the couple’s only daughter named Dawn.
Their other children are Denzel and Desmond. Desmond Elliot and family currently live in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Desmond Elliot’s Political Career
He declared his intentions to run for the Lagos State House of Assembly in September 2014. Following this announcement, he was approved as a contestant under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress.
After that, Desmond Elliot was declared the winner of the election on the 11th of April, 2015. Hence, he became the representative of the Surulere Constituency, House of Assembly, Lagos. At the end of his tenure in office, he contested again for the same position in the 2019 general elections and emerged the winner once again.
Desmond Elliot Awards and accolades Desmond has been nominated for several awards, and he has won several awards.
He won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. The film he co-produced and co-directed titled Reloaded received three awards nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, he was nominated in the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2014, he was nominated for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the African Movie Academy Awards for his performance in the movie Finding Mercy. He was honoured with a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) title in 2011.
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You can connect and follow Desmond on his twitter handle @DesmondOElliot
Desmond Elliot trend
During the Lekki toll gate EndSars in October 2020, Desmond Elliot addresses the Nigerian youth has children, since then, the Nigerian youth has been busy mocking Desmond Elliot on social media for calling them children despite the contribution of these youth to his acting career.
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