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Desmond Elliot net worth 2024, Career and Politics



Desmond Elliot net worth

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Desmond Oluwashola Elliot known in short as Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and a politician. Desmond Elliot net worth 2024 is estimated at $10 million. Elliot has been one of the most influential and most successful actors in Nigeria and Africa.

Desmond Elliot Profile

Elliot was born on 4th February 1974 to a Yoruba father from Olowogbowo in Lagos IslandLagos, and a mother from Illah in Oshimili NorthDelta State.

He attended Air Force Primary School and proceeded to St John’s College, both in Jos. He studied economics at Lagos State University and graduated in 2003.

Elliot is married and has four children

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Desmond Elliot Acting Career

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

He is one of Nollywood’s leading actors and has appeared 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”.

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 In 2009 and 2010, He was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

He is also a director. In 2008 Elliot co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009

Also in 2010, 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”

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.

 Desmond Elliot net worth

Desmond Elliot net worth 2024 is estimated at $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. Elliot is married and has four children. He is involved in public relations for Globacom

Some of his popular movies are;

Falling (2015)

Black Val (2015)

The Department (2015)

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[

Holding Hope (2010)

Nollywood Hustlers (201

Before the Light (200


Uyai (2008)

Final Tussle (2008) (V)

Guilty Pleasures (2008)

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)

Men Who Cheat (2006)

A Time to Love (2007) 

Yahoo Millionaire (2007) 

Put It on Me (2006)

Asunder (2006)


He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections.

Summary of Desmond Elliot net worth and Biography

  • Net worth: $10 million
  • Name: Desmond Oluwashola Elliot
  • Date of birth: 4 February 1974
  • Occupation: Nigerian actor, director, and politician
  • Nationality: Nigerian


In October 2020, during the End SARS protest, Desmond was heavily criticized for allegedly supporting 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.

He however came out few days later to apologise.

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