Nollywood actor, director cum politician, Desmond Elliot turns 42 today.
A graduate of Economics from the Lagos State University, Desmond Elliot had his primary education at Air Force Primary School. He attended St John’s College, both in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. He is married with a wife and four kids.
As a result of his upbringing and parentage, Desmond can speak and understand Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Ibibio – talk about a full blown Nigerian.
The filmmaker started acting in soap operas such as ‘Everyday People’, ‘One Too Much’ and ‘Saints and Sinners’ early on in his career.
Desmond ventured into directing and producing movies after establishing himself as one of Nollywood’s biggest actors.
Among his notable directorial works are Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, Atlanta, Bursting Out, Holding Hope, Nollywood Hustlers, Before the Light, Edikan, Okon Lagos, Final Tussle, Guilty Pleasures and many others.
After his sojourn in the film industry, Desmond opted for politics in the footsteps of many entertainers before him. He contested and won in the 2015 general elections and is currently representing Surulere in the Lagos State House of Assembly.