Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who has starred in over two hundred films and several 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 the best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
Desmond Early Life
Elliot was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos, and a 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. He studied economics at Lagos State University and graduated in 2003.
Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Much, and 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 2006, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Behind closed doors”.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, He was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Also in 2010, Elliot competed 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” should he emerge. In 2014, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Finding Mercy” and more.
He is also a politician representing his people at the national level, he has grown from grace to grace, has an actor to becoming a politician.
Desmond’s House & Cars
He currently lives in a mansion in a serene environment in Lekki worth millions of Naira
As one of the richest actors in Nigeria who has served and is still serving in a political capacity, he has many luxury cars to his name. Some of his cars are…
A Ford Explorer valued at N12.8 million
A Nissan Versa valued at N5.7 million
A vintage Mercedes-Benz valued at N30.5 million
A Toyota HiAce valued at N15.8 million
A Range Rover Evoque valued at N23.8 million
A Toyota 4Runner Classical valued at N15.8 million
A 2010 Toyota Camry valued at N2.3 million