Desmond Elliot is one of the most promising actors in Nigeria. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades and has never given up on his career as an actor. Desmond Elliot is a Nollywood actor, model, producer, director, politician, an Investor and a philanthropist.
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 was born on 4th February 1974 in Lagos, Nigeria to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother. He is currently 45 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 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, Desmond Elliot later 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 bank 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 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.
In 2008, he co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which gave him 3 straight awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Desmond Elliot is currently one of richest actors in Nigeria. 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.
Desmond Elliot is currently married and the marriage is blessed with four lovely children. 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.
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. 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.
Desmond Elliot currently has an estimated net worth of over $5 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram account and Facebook page. In 2009, he won the Best Actor of the Year award and Best Actor in a Leading Role both at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Desmond Elliot is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria and also one of the most richest actors in Nigeria.
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 2009, he won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, In 2010, he won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2011, 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 and development of the country through entertainment.
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