Desmond Elliot Net worth – Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician who was born on February 4, 1974.
He has appeared in over 200 films, as well as several television shows and soap operas.
In the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections, he was elected to the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency.
|Date of Birth
|February 4, 1974
|State of Origin
|Nigerian actor, Director, and Politician
|$2 million dollars
Desmond Elliot Early Life and Background
Elliot was born in Olowogbowo, Lagos Island, to a Yoruba father and a mother from Illah, Oshimili North, Delta State.
Desmond Elliot Education
He attended Air Force Primary School and then St John’s College in Jos, where he earned his primary education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Lagos State University in 2003.
Elliot was persuaded to pursue acting by a buddy.
Desmond Elliot Net worth and Career
He began his acting career by appearing in soap operas such as Everyday People, One Too Much, and Saints and Sinners. He is a leading actor in Nollywood, having acted in over 200 films such as Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta. He received an African Movie Academy Award nomination in 2006 for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the film “Behind Closed Doors.”
Elliot co-produced and co-directed the film “Reloaded” in 2008, which got three African Movie Academy Award nominations in 2009.
He was nominated for the Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ Best Actor category in 2009 and 2010.
Elliot also competed in 2010 for the position of ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a “volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless,” where if he is chosen, he will work to eliminate “child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large.”
He received an African Movie Academy Award nomination in 2014 for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the film “Finding Mercy.”
Desmond Elliot in Politics
Elliot announced his desire to run for the Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress in September 2014. In the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections, he ran for and won the Surulere Constituency.
Desmond was extensively condemned in October 2020 at the End SARS demonstration for supposedly backing an Anti-Social Media Bill in Nigeria, an allegation he rejected when the news first broke over social media.
Desmond Elliot Net worth
Na Desmond Elliot Cause Am History
He was shown in a viral video angrily condemning social media users and influencers and claiming that if the Nigerian government does not control social media, social media will destroy the Nigerian government. Nigerians on social media did not take his statements lightly, and the popular Nigerian pidgin terminology “na Desmond Elliot cause am” (It’s Desmond Elliot’s fault) was born.
He did, however, apologize a few days later. “I let my emotions get the best of me, and for that I apologize to everyone who my previous words may have hurt,” he stated. Please keep in mind that even the most accomplished individuals make mistakes.
As a result, going forward, I ask that we all endeavor to engage constructively in discussions on topics that impact us all. I pledge to follow suit. My engagements and activities will be driven by the anguish I feel for my citizens, the cries for aid that I continue to receive, and the desire to prevent additional damage and violence. I thank you all for sharing their perspectives, and I pledge to be more careful and observant in the future. We will work together to make Nigeria a better place.”
Desmond Elliot Wife and Children
Elliot is the father of four children and is married. On December 26, 2018, Desmond Elliot and his wife, Victoria Elliot, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.
Desmond Elliot Net worth
Desmond Elliot Net worth – Desmond Elliot has a very lucrative career as a politician in Nigeria and has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.