Desmond Elliot Bio, Children, Wife, Age, Daughter, Net Worth, Twins, House Pictures, State Of Origin, Bridge, Meaning, Twitter, Wikipedia

Desmond Elliot Biography: Children, Wife, Age, Daughter, Net Worth, Twins, House Pictures, State Of Origin, Bridge, Meaning, Twitter, Wikipedia

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Desmond Oluwashola Elliot (born 4 February 1974), professionally addressed as Desmond Elliot, is a renowned Nigerian actor, director, and politician.

He has starred in over two hundred films, television shows, and soap operas.

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

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

Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Desmond Oluwashola Elliot
Stage Name: Desmond Elliot
Born: 4 February 1974 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.60 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Victoria Elliot (m. 2003)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Denzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Junior, Donald Elliot, Dawn Elliot
Occupation: Actor • Politician
Net Worth: US$10 million

Early Life & Education

Desmond Elliot was born to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos, and a mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State. He was born on the 4th of February in 1974 to Mr. and Mrs. Elliot.

He received his primary school education at Jos’ Air Force Primary School. After finishing his primary school education, he proceeded to St. John’s College, also in Jos. 

Desmond Elliot went further in his education by studying Economics. He graduated from Lagos State University with a degree in Economics in 2003. But this did not prevent him from acting. 


Desmond Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas like Everyday PeopleOne Too Much, and Saints and Sinners

He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors, appearing in over two hundred films, including Men Who CheatYahoo Millionaire, and Atlanta. In 2006, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Behind Closed Doors“.

In 2008, Desmond Elliot co-produced and co-directed the film “Reloaded” which received three nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. In 2009 and 2010, He was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Also, in 2010, Desmond Elliot competed to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a “volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless”, in which he will work toward fixing “child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large” should he emerge. 

In 2014, he was nominated for the African Movie Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” in the movie “Finding Mercy”.

Political Career

Desmond Elliot declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress. He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections. 

In October 2020, during the End SARS protest, Desmond Elliot was heavily criticized for allegedly supporting the Anti-Social Media Bill in Nigeria, an allegation he earlier denied when the news first filtered in via social media. 

In a viral video circulating all over the internet, he was seen vehemently criticizing social media users and influencers and stating that if the Nigerian state doesn’t stop social media, social media will destroy the Nigerian state. His comments were not taken lightly by Nigerians on social media, and thus the popular Nigerian pidgin slang, na Desmond Elliot cause am, meaning It’s Desmond Elliot’s fault, was born.

Desmond Elliot, however, came out a few days later to apologize. He said, “I allowed my emotions to get the better of me, and for this, I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt. Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. 

This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect us. I promise to do the same. The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and work. Thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria”.

Personal Life

Desmond Elliot is married to Victoria Elliot and has four children. Their marriage is blessed with children, namely Denzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Junior, Donald Elliot, and Dawn Elliot. He is involved in public relations for Globacom.

Desmond Elliot celebrated his 15th wedding anniversary with his wife, Victoria Elliot, on 26 December 2018.


  • Love Castle (2021)
  • Falling” (2015)
  • ‘Black Val’ (2015)[24]
  • The Department” (2015)[25]
  • When Love Happens” (2014)
  • ’30 Days in Atlanta’ (2014)
  • Okon Goes to School
  • Kamara’s Tree” (2013)
  • Kiss and Tell” (2011)
  • I’ll Take My Chances” (2011)
  • Bursting Out” (2010)[26]
  • Holding Hope” (2010)[26]
  • Nollywood Hustlers (2010)[27]
  • Before the Light (2009)[28]
  • Edikan[28]
  • Uyai (2008)
  • Final Tussle (2008) (V)
  • Guilty Pleasures (2008)[29]
  • Black Night in South America (2007)
  • A Better Place (2007)
  • Caught-Up (2007)
  • Double Game (2007)
  • Fine Things (2007)
  • Ghetto Queen (2007)
  • Secret Pain (2007)
  • Wind of Glory (2007) …. Clark
  • A Time to Love (2007) …. Hank
  • Yahoo Millionaire (2007) …. Jerry
  • Put It on Me (2006)
  • Asunder (2006)
  • Men Who Cheat (2006)
  • Behind the Plot (2006)
  • Divided Attention (2006)
  • Efficacy (2006)
  • Ekaette
  • Extreme Measure (2006) … Festus
  • Final Point (2006)
  • The Greatest Sacrifice (2006)
  • King of the Town (2006)[30]
  • Love Wins (2006) …. Austin
  • Married to the Enemy (2006)
  • My Little Secret (2006)
  • My Sister My Love (2006) …. Jar
  • Naked Sin (2006)
  • Romeo (2006)
  • Strange Love (2006)
  • Supremacy (2006)
  • Too Late to Claim (2006)
  • Traumatised (2006)
  • Unbreakable Affair (2006)
  • Up to Me (2006)
  • Without Apology (2006)
  • The Wolves (2006)
  • Zoza (2006)
  • A Night in the Philippines (2005)[31]
  • 2 Face (2005)
  • Behind Closed Doors (2005)
  • The Bet (2005)
  • Broadway (2005)
  • Destiny’s Challenge (2005)
  • Flying Without Wings (2005)
  • Fools in Love (2005)
  • Games Women Play (2005)
  • Girls in the Hood (2005)
  • Hold Me Down (2005)
  • It’s Juliet or No One (2005)
  • Just Me (2005)
  • The King’s Son (2005)
  • Knowing You (2005)
  • Men Do Cry (2005)
  • My Precious Son (2005)
  • My Sister My Child (2005)
  • My Sister’s Act (2005)
  • Now & Forever (2005)
  • Orange Groove (2005)
  • The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful (2005)
  • Shackles of Death (2005)
  • Wedding Gift (2005)
  • Wheel of Change (2005)
  • Images in the Mirror (2004) …. Deji[32]
  • Above Love (2004)
  • Atlanta (2004)
  • Big Pretenders (2004)
  • Cinderella (2004)
  • Danger Signal (2004)
  • Deep Loss (2004)
  • Died to Save (2004)
  • Discord (2004)
  • For Real (2004)
  • A Kiss from Rose (2004)
  • Lake of Fire (2004) …. Brother Emmanuel
  • Life in New York (2004)
  • Magic Moment (2004)
  • Melody of Life (2004)
  • Missing Angel (2004)
  • Passion of Mind (2004)
  • Power of Trust (2004)
  • Promise & Fail (2004)
  • True Romance (2004)
  • Great Change (2003)
  • Magic Love (2003)
  • My Faithful Friend (2003)
  • Passion & Pain (2003)
  • Tunnel of Love (2003)
  • Fire Love (2002)
  • Jesu Mushin (2002)

TV Shows

  • Everyday People (Soap Opera)[34]
  • One Too Much (Soap Opera)
  • Saints and Sinners (Soap Opera)
  • Santalal
  • Super Story             

Net Worth

Desmond Elliot‘s net worth is estimated at US$10 million. He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria. 

Desmond Elliot built most of his wealth and fortune after having starred in over two hundred movies. He is married and has four children. He is involved in public relations for Globacom.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @DesmondElliott

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