Oct 27, 2014 – Desmond Elliot: My Father Is From Lagos But My Mother From Delta State So I’m A Lagosian
In a bid to sell himself to voters in his constituency, Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot has dig deeper into his family root.
In a recent interview with City People, Desmond Elliot said many people do not believe he is a Yoruba man from Lagos Island.
Hear what Dessy told CP in a recent interview:
“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.”
“Security and Housing for more people. Welfare insurance, Housing for more people, road usage, protection of entertainers against abuse of creativity, content right protection which is on ground but not enforced. A lot more we can do to make the state a cosmopolitan and mega city.