Desmond Oluwashola Elliot popularly known as Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, producer, and politician from Lagos State. If you are interested in knowing Desmond Elliot’s age, biography, State of origin, career, and other facts, then this article is for you.
In all sincerity, the names of Nollywood’s top actors can’t be mentioned without Desmond Elliot’s name appearing on the list. The guy is so good and is one of Nollywood’s actors with extraordinary accomplishments.
Desmond Elliot’s state of origin
Desmond Elliot is from Lagos state in Olowogbowo Local Government Area. Meanwhile, his mother is from Illah in Oshimili North of Delta State.
He has four other siblings added to himself making them five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Elliot. Meanwhile, according to several reports he has six step-siblings.
His father got married to two wives and with the second wife, he has six other children.
Desmond Elliot is currently married to Victoria Elliot and they are both blessed with Four kids presently.
Early Life and Education
Desmond grew up in Jos, the capital city of Plateau state in the middle-belt region of Nigeria. And he completed his primary and secondary education there.
He attended the Air Force primary school and then had his secondary education at St. John’s College, Jos. He furthered his education at the Lagos State University where he studied Economics and graduated in 2003.
Desmond Elliot’s Birthday (Age)
The veteran has seen over four decades as he is currently 46. He was born on the 4th of February 1974. Do well to always wish him well on his birthdays.
Desmond began his career by featuring in soap operas like “saints and sinners”, “everyday people”, and “one two much” and from there he moved on to feature in movies as one of Nollywood’s recommendable lead actors.
This popular actor was inspired by a friend. As they say, “choose your friends wisely, as they can help mend or break you.
Of course, he couldn’t have asked for a better friend than the one that inspired him to be what he is today. He is one of the best and has featured in over 200 movies
He’s made a name for himself seeing that he has acted over two hundred movies and has won a good number of awards. Desmond is not just a lead actor. He is also a producer and director too.
Is Desmond Elliot a politician?
The answer to that question is “Yes”. Desmond Elliot is not just a politician, he is an active one. Having the popularity and the love of Nigerians already, it didn’t take much for him to excel politically too.
He made known his intentions to contest for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressive Congress (APC). And in the 2015 General elections, held on 11th April 2015, He contested and won the Surulere Constituency.
Desmond Elliot’s Networth
Being one of the best comes with being one of the highest-paid. He is arguably one of the best and He has a net worth of over $5million (According to celebritynetworth.com).
Desmond has a good number of endorsement deals to his name. However, we are going to be mentioning a few of them.
- Desmond Elliot is a brand ambassador of Gulder beer
- He is a brand ambassador of Globacom telecommunications
- Has endorsement deals with Villa Delish, a restaurant in Lekki, Lagos State.
Notable properties; cars, houses, and business ventures
Desmond Elliot has a good number of cars to his name. They include:
- 2010 Toyota Camry
- Toyota Hiace and Toyota 4runner Classical
- Ford Explorer and Nissan Versa
- Range Rover Evoque
Does he have a House?
Yes, Desmond owns a multi-million Naira house in Lagos.
Asides from owning a mansion in Lekki, Desmond is the founder of Denziot production located in Lekki, Lagos State
He also has a charity organization called the Desmond Elliot foundation. The organization was established to give help to the helpless and take the less-privileged African children off the streets.
When asked about how he feels being a star, he said ” I don’t see myself as a star, rather I see myself as someone who wants to manifest God’s gift to bless people, to bless myself and everything around me. I want people to be happy around me, not just to call me a star. So thoughtful right?
Also speaking on Politics he said “I am looking forward to becoming the elected governor of Lagos State in the not too distant future. I want to serve the people of Lagos and I know I can do it. People say that politics is a dirty game, I don’t know exactly how dirty it can get but my intention basically is to serve humanity”.
Quick Question for you, If Desmond contests as a governor in your state will you give him your vote?
Desmond said ” I don’t like people flashing me. I mean if you want to give a call, go ahead and do so, it is of no use flashing me”. so please don’t ever flash him…
Read also: List of Desmond Elliot’s movies, awards, and nominations
Here’s a summary of Desmond Elliot’s profile:
- Full name: Desmond Oluwashola Elliot
- Date of birth: 4th February 1974
- Age: 45
- State of Origin: Lagos state
- Net worth: North $5million
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Victoria Elliot
- Children: four children
- Years active: 2000 till present
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Political career: Member of Lagos State House of Assembly representing Surulere constituency.