NOLLYWOOD DESMOND ELLIOTT SPEAKS ON ‘LIMITATIONS’ HE ENCOUNTERS ON DECLARING HIS POLITICAL AMBITIONSNollywood actor, Desmond Elliott’s decision to join politics come as as surprise to many but also the fact that he was representing Lagos as a Yoruba man. Apart from the fact that many people did not know Desmond was a Lagosian, they also didn’t know his name was Olusola. Desmond Elliott declared his political intentions and lo and behold , Olusola was written amongst his names on his poster.This has not gone down with many fans who feel that he totally withdrew himself from his Lagos origin, never acted a yoruba movie until much recently and now wants to represent the state. Defending his actions.
“I am from Lagos state. My father is from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island but my mother is from Delta state. I refer to myself as being a Pan-African. People don’t believe I am a Lagosian because I seldom act in Yoruba movies. And I didn’t include the Shola in my name. Then because my surname is also English, many couldn’t differentiate which made people confused of where exactly I am from. I am very detribalised. People of my constituency know my story and know where I come from. I have always used Shola in my primary school days. I went to Air Force Primary School in Plateau and later attended St John’s College, both in Jos. I proceeded to Lagos State University where I studied Economics and graduated in 2003″