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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Desmond Elliot

Nollywood’s leading actor and director, Desmond Elliot was born as Desmond Oluwashola Elliot on 4 February 1974 in Lagos State, Nigeria to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State. He broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene by starring soap operas like Everyday People, Saints and Sinners and One Too Much to list a few. There is no doubt that the talented Nigerian leading actor and director has been a source of inspiration for many youths in Nigeria and throughout Africa.

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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Nollywood leading actor, Desmond Elliot:

1. Desmond Elliot was born as Desmond Oluwashola Elliot on 4 February 1974 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

2. He was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State.

3. He completed his primary education at the Air Force Primary School and later attended St John’s College in Jos. He graduated from the University of Lagos where he studied Economics.

4. He broke into the Nigerian entertainment scene by starring soap operas like Everyday People, Saints and Sinners and One Too Much to list a few.

5. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

6. In 2008, he co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.

7. In 2010, he competed in becoming the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, in which he wishes to work towards fixing child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large.

8. He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the April 11, 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

9. He is happily married to Victoria Elliot and they are blessed with four beautiful children. He is also involved in public relations for Globacom.

10. He has worked with prominent entertainment stars like Beverly Naya, Genevieve Nnaji and Chiwetalu Agu to mention a few.

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