Desmond Elliot is a Nollywood Actor, model, producer, director, politician, an Investor and a philanthropist. He was born on 4th February 1974 in Lagos, Nigeria to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother. He is currently 43 years old. His father is a Yoruba from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos while his mother is 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. After his college education, in 2003 he graduated from Lagos State University where he studied Economics. He was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, etc.
In 2008 he co-produced & co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which gave him 3 awards at the African Movie Academy Awards. He is one of Nollywood top actors having acted in over 200 films including Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, Atlanta, etc.
In 2009 and 2010, Desmond Elliot was nominated for the Best Actor of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He is currently the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a non organization established to give hope to the hopeless.
In September 2014, he declared his intentions to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress. On 11th April 2015 he contested and won the Surulere Constituency 2015 Nigerian General Elections held in Nigeria.
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.
He is currently one of the richest & most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $10 million.