Desmond Oluwashola Elliot

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Updated: Nov 16, 2021

He was born on February 4, 1974, in Lagos to a Yoruba father of Olowogbomo area of Lagos Island and an Igbo mother from Illah, Oshimili North in Delta State. He attended Air Force Primary school for his primary education and John’s College, for his secondary education. In 2003, he graduated with a degree in Economics from Lagos State University.

Desmond started out his career by featuring in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Much, Super Story and Sinners after his friend convinced him to become an actor. Gradually, he started getting movie roles and has grown into an influential Nollywood personality.

Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie ‘Reloaded’ in 2008. The movie went on to receive three nominations at the 2009 African Movie Academy Awards.

Some of the movies he has appeared in are Fishers of Men, Edikan, My Faithful Friend, Images in the Mirror, Atlanta, Cinderella, Lake of Fire, Passion of Mind, True Romance, Behind Closed Doors, Destiny’s Challenge, Hold me Down, Just Me, My Sister My Child, Men Do Cry, My Precious Son, Orange Groove, Wheel of Change, Naked Sin, Without Apology, Men Who Cheat, Secret Pain, Yahoo Millionaire, Uvai, Final Tussle, Kiss and Tell, When Love Happens, 30 Days in Atlanta, Falling, Black Val, The Department, and many more

In September 2014, Desmond made it known that he intends running for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressive Congress. He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the April 11, 2015 general elections.



2018 – Afroglobal Award, Renaissance Award

2014 – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

2013 – Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role

2006 – Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role



He is married to Victoria Elliot and they are blessed with four children – 2 sets of twins.

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