Desmond Elliot is a famous Nollywood actor, model, producer, director, politician, an investor and a television personality. He was born on 4th February 1974 in Lagos, Nigeria to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother. He is currently 49 years old. His father is a Yoruba from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria while his mother is from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.
He always features in romantic movies and always plays the role of a Casanova, boyfriend, husband, and sometime playboy in several Nollywood movies. He has been regarded as one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria and also one of the richest actors in Nigeria. He is always known for playing the role of a handsome young man who always plays with women emotions and he is known for breaking girl’s heart in movies.
He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.
Desmond Elliot completed his primary school education at Air Force Primary School in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, he proceeded to St John’s College in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. While still in secondary school he was actively involved in school drama, theatre and performing art.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Desmond Elliot proceeded to Lagos State University (LASU) where he studied Economics and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. After graduating from the university, Desmond Elliot worked as a banker in a reputable banking firm for few years and later quit his banking job because of his interest in acting. He joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally in 2005.
In 2008, he produced and directed the movie “Reloaded” which gave him 3 straight awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Desmond Elliot is currently the richest actor in Nigeria in 2023. He has acted in over 250 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, Atlanta, Campus Boys, Kiss and Tell, Nollywood Hustlers and many more. He is popularly known for his romantic role in movies.
In 2009 and 2010 respectively, 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 nongovernmental organization established to give hope to the hopeless and less privileged. He is currently married and the marriage is blessed with four lovely children.
Aside from acting and movie production, Desmond Elliot is also a politician. In September 2014, he declared his intentions to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress (APC). On 11th April 2015 he contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 2015 Nigerian General Elections which was held in his constituency in Lagos, Nigeria. He also re-run for the same position in 2023 during the Nigerian General Election and won the same position.
He is currently involved in public relations for Globacom. He has won several African Movie Awards such as Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Desmond Elliot currently has an estimated net worth of over $15 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account. In 2009, he won the Best Actor of the Year at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and in 2010, he won the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Desmond Elliot is currently a GLO ambassador. In 2006, he won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards. In 2008, he won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, In 2011, he won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
In 2012, he was honored by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award given to a celebrity in Nigeria who has contributed immensely to the economic growth of the country through entertainment.
Desmond Elliot is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria and also one of the most influential actors in Nigeria. He is not active in Nollywood anymore because of his political career. He is now a lawmaker in Lagos representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
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