Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician born on the 4th of February 1974 to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos State and an Igbo mother from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State, Elliot has described himself as being a Pan-African. He was born into a polygamous home as his father had two wives and 11 children. He had his early education in Lagos after which he proceeded to the Lagos State University where he studied Economics.
From a young and budding talent in 1999, Desmond has grown to become one of the most popular and leading actors in Nollywood with an edge in film directing and production. He has made an impact and strong impression on the Nigerian entertainment scene. He is currently one of the top filmmakers in the country, who kicked off a revolution in the Nigerian movie industry with the revival of the cinema culture and the box office productions. Elliot declared his intentions in September 2014 to run for Lagos State House of Assembly under the All Progressives Congress of which he won.
Desmond and his wife, Victoria Elliot , didn’t always get along so well while she was in the University of Jos where she studied Mathematics. They didn’t agree on many issues because she was very spiritual and looked very spooky to the actor in her behaviour. But, despite all her tough and spiritual lifestyle, she agreed to his love advances and after courting for 8 years, they tied the knot iand have since had two sets of twins – three boys and a girl. They are Desmond, Donald, Denzel and Dawn. Mrs. Elliot who used to be a banker, who quit the banking industry to concentrate on the sales and distribution of Nollywood movies, is currently one of the major distributors of Nollywood.
Desmond has been married to his wife, Vicky, for 14 years and they have four lovely children, three boys (Desmond, Denzel, Donald) and a girl named Dawn. He is indeed happy to have such set of adorable kids and a pretty wife who has always stood by him throughout his journey to stardom. He says he never jokes with his family as he always spends quality time with them despite his hectic schedule.
Till date, their marriage is one of the longest in Nollywood.