Nollywood actor and politician Desmond Elliot has revealed that he doesn’t cook for his wife, Victoria.
The father of four children, two set of twins was speaking in an interview with Punch. Read excerpts from the interview below
How often do you find time to take your family out and probably cook for your wife?
I don’t cook for my wife, I am sorry. I wish I could. I cannot cook and I also do not have the time. I try my best.
Is it that you cannot cook for your wife?
No, it is not that I cannot cook for my wife but I cannot cook. My wife is a Calabar woman and she is very skilful in that area. So what I do is that once in a while, I go to the kitchen and boil water. I try my best but for the kids, they need my attention, so I try very hard to give it to them. It is always good to have conversation with your children.
Do you find time to attend their school functions and do homework with them?
I try. It is quite difficult but this is a question you could have asked my son. We had a conversation a few days ago. I go to their school as often as I can and anytime they have activities involving parents, they ask him if I would attend. He always tries to make sure that I come but I don’t make every meeting. My son, Desmond, communicates actively so I ask him questions and we talk a lot more than his twin brother. His twin brother is more reserved as far as there is enjoyment for him.
What are some of the nicknames your colleagues in the House of Assembly have given you?
They call me the ‘moving star,’ not movie star, that is the most popular one. They also call me the actor, Schwarzenegger; in fact, there is nothing that they have not called me.
When was the last time you went to location?
I was at a movie location a few days ago. Usually, on weekends, I find time to go to locations because my company still produces, regardless of my new office. We produce for corporate bodies, individual clients, Africa Magic, among others but my job is to oversee the affairs of the company. I have people who handle things; we are filming as I speak to you but I am here in the office.
How do you relax?
I cannot remember the last time I went to the cinema to see a movie. When I spend time with my family, I relax that way. For instance, after I finish from the House of Assembly, I go to a movie location to see how my company is doing and I spend time with my colleagues. That is a form of relaxation. Sometimes they tease me that the place is no longer my constituency, that I should leave them but we all laugh. From there, I take my children home and we talk during the journey.