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“Desmond Elliott Is A Sierra Leonean Not Yoruba Nigerian” – Fan Accuses Nollywood Actor Of Lying For Political Ambition


Dec 26, 2014 – “Desmond Elliott Is From Sierra Leone, He’s Not Yoruba Nigerian” – Fan Accuses Nollywood Actor Of Lying For Political Ambition

Desmond Elliot is of the Oku tribe of Sierra Leone, he is not a Nigerian and that’s the reason the name Olusola suddenly surfaced from nowhere and started claiming to be Yoruba. The Oku tribes are the remnant of Yoruba migrants of Sierra Leone who today have reintegrated with the Sierra Leonean society and don’t regard themselves as Nigerians but accept they had their roots from Nigeria.

Today, most of them bare Yoruba names like Akilapa, Tokunbo, Bola Mosunro, (of BBC) Mopelola etc. but are not Nigerians. Lagos happens to be a hotbed of all sort of people who easily claim to be what they are not. Desmond Elliot knows this and has exploited it to the maximum.

desmond elliot sierra leoneDesmond Elliot & wife

He cannot get away with such a deception in upland Yoruba State’s towns and villages because, there; everybody knows everyone’s roots and family leaniage, starts from family compound name, to grand parentage names and the local family names of parents and where the origin of family names and how they came to be known by such names, how they came to be residents of the towns and villages they reside.

Desmond Elliot has been allowed to get away with lies without being properly grilled and verified of his true citizenship of Nigeria.

Claiming to be Nigerian should just not to be enough especially when one begins to nurse a political ambition like Desmond Elliot is doing otherwise, someday Nigerians will find a foreigner ruling Nigeria like it happened in Peru, where an unverified Japanese politician, Fuji Muri rose from nowhere to become president of Peru, he was only discovered after ruling Peru with iron fists for decades and was later indicted and charged for criminal offences while in exile.

Worst still, anyone can get a Nigerian passport if they have money.. Na wao.

[Written by Koleosho in response to Desmond Elliot promotional pictures]



  1. Tundun Alaigbe

    December 26, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    To buttress the writer’s point, I met Dessi on a movie set in 2011 and introduced myself to him, he told me point blank his parents are from Sierra Leone and that he schooled in Nigeria.
    How he came out the Yoruba name is still a mystery to me.
    APC failed to verify him properly before giving him the ticket. IT will be painful for a foreigner to rule Yoruba people in Surulere where my parent reside. I will bring this up to them.

  2. bezo

    December 26, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    And so, he has been here for the past twenty years and that makes him automatically nigerian, he has already gain his citizenship, why are some ****** fans fooling themselves

  3. Bench

    December 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    So bicos of about politics pipul are say Desmond is no be Nigeria again, and his enemy are talk say his Nigeriarity is a lying. Is pyor nawa. Is the koj for policy.

    • 9ice

      December 26, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      your English are always bad bench, were are u really from ?

  4. Ade

    December 26, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Is Barack Obama an american? So y dis ****talk?…Nigeria politic is bcmng smthng

  5. Jacob Flow

    December 26, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Why are ***** so naive, obamas fathers is from Kenya now Obama is the president of America. I went to high school with olusola that’s is what he was called back then @ St Johns College, Jos plateau state opposit polo field.why all this madness that he his not a Nigerian, Abacha was not a Nigerians but his parents migrated from Niger republic, he became Nigerian president. Leave this guy alone. If you don’t know facts, he was born and raised in Nigeria, I don’t care where his father came from. Jim Iykes is a Gabonese ,born in Gabon but Nigerian by his parent. So do you tell me he can’t become a Nigerian governor. Nigerians worry too much about people’s origin than trying to get the right person who fits the position.

    • Conscience 1

      December 26, 2014 at 8:08 PM

      Nice one Jacob Flow!…even though I do not really subscribe to the antics of Desmond-which is trying to portray himself as Yoruba man when it suits him. My question for him is this. Why has he not been using Olushola all this while in his name?
      Today is claiming to be a Yoruba man, tomorrow he would say he is Igbo.
      I think he(Desmond)is nothing but a political-prostitute!


      December 26, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Jacob Flow, you do not need to belabour the issues of Desmond Elliots claims of being a Nigerian rather, try your best to lead people who are in doubt of his Nigerian citizenship beyond just attending the same school in Jos but, much more of Desmond Elliot’s parenthood and where in Surulere his father comes from. Even as clausted as Lagos is, such facts can still be verified especially when the focus is within a given constituency he claims to come from. Do not forget Desmond Elliot is a smart individual who may have adopted a Nigerian name, Olusola; even that early of his school age, in order to find an easier avenue of mixing with others of his age without being dicovered to be a foreigner. He Desmond Elliot has been dancing around his origin and roots for a very long long time where, most times jounalists who interview him are at a lost of which tribe he belongs and, all cast doubt of his claim of being a Yoruba. He was once asked why he was never known to using any Nigerian local name and, listen to his disigenious answer to that question: “I decided to use Desmond Elliot because of my professional acting career” Doesn’t that sound funny to the intelligent minds. Jacob Flow, for God’s sake there are Nigerians in American film industry the HOLYWOOD who bare 100% Nigerian local names and that rather enhances their recognisability. Desmond Elliot’s bizzare mentality of foreign names making one more recognisable in acting than a local name is just disingenious as it sounds so hurrible to the critical minds. Desmond Elliot should come clear of who he is now and steps down before someone summons a judiciary enquiry on his identity, after he may have found himself in the Lagos House; the result of which may be too damning to his persona.

  6. oiza

    December 26, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Bad belle people leave dis guy alone. Wetin bi your own let support him cos we kno he can deliver bad belle people you are just wasting your time searching for nothing only end up with serious pain to yourself

  7. yusuf

    December 26, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    9ice na u sabi d English pass (were are u from)wrong (where are u from)correct

    • Bench

      December 27, 2014 at 6:15 AM

      Thank you Yusuf. Som pipul are want make I no de talk again. But they are no even sabi english like Profeso Wole Sonika. They are want to be coret me. Wikedity.

  8. tayo

    December 26, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    It is really sad when people are so fraudulent to the point of claiming to be Lagosian when his parants are not really from lagos and i think the avearage Lagosian know what to do and the best way to resolve this problem is by voting enmass against this fraududent personality

  9. Remmy

    December 26, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    If a man from Austrlia can get Nigeria on the right track, i will vote for him than voting Buhari and Gej, what good did we get from 100/100 Nigerian citizen,Elliot Desmond, please ride on you must suerly win.the old cargoes have started again planing to shed more innocent blood on Feburay 2015, we lost over 500 young innocent Coopers in 2010, they have started again, i dont know when Nigerian will produce an Independent candidate to contest an Election so as to suprised these wicked politicians.

  10. Grace Peter

    December 26, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Nigerians please vote for him. He is a Nigerians. If his parents migrated to serra leon and he was borne here what is wrong in that.Stop this nonsense and vote for him. leave him alone and stop your jealousy. Is his wife not from Nigeria?

    Is Obama an america? In UK many foreigners rule as well. Clinton is Irish. George Bush Isreal route. Nigerians are also scattered all over African countries and rule there so what is wrong in that?


    December 26, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    the current ivory coast president has nigerian desindent, former ghana vp a hausa man his origin is nigeria & a nor serving governor in northan nigeria his parents are cameroonians he cannot speak house well or even make a good proverb in hausa

  12. OmoKehinde

    December 27, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    First, I want to thank the writer of this article-Mr. Koleosho for your in depth knowledge of Yoruba history, our origin, and many scattered Yorubas around the globe. It is true that we have people of Yoruba origin in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Benin Republic, Brazil and many other places that cannot be mentioned right now. However, Mr. Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian by virtue of his birth in Lagos state, Nigeria. So therefore, where is root comes from among many people of Yoruba origin does not disqualify him from attaining any political position in Lagos state and anywhere in Nigeria. I was born in Lagos Island, but my two parent are from Ekiti State. Does that disqualify me from aspiring for any political offices and appointment in Lagos state? Definitely No. I would have given brother Desmond my vote if I live in Surulere Local government area of the state. Honestly, what matters most to me his is ideas, competency and visions to better serve the needs of his constituent. In my view, Mr. Elliot is of Yoruba origin who speaks Yoruba language fluently. I hope and pray that he eventually become honorable of Lagos State House of Assembly. He looked really handsome in that Yoruba outfit just like our next president – General Mohammad Buari in Yoruba agbada outfit. I love all people of Yoruba origin regardless of their nationalities. Mr. Koleosho your article is great, very educative, and highly informative but doesn’t disqualify Desmond Elliot from becoming what he chooses to become in Lagos state and Nigeria as a whole. Thank you my good brother-Koleosho.

    • tricia taylor

      April 24, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      You just nailed it. Clear and concise!
      I am Taylor Patricia Funmilayo, my parents are Sierraleoneans but i grew up in Surulere and would never deny where i am from but that doesn’t stop me from running for Councillor , does it?
      People might as well throw Obama off the seat of power.

  13. Okoro JC

    December 27, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    This must b from PDP. Political tactic to ruin his chance of winning 4APC. Am a PDP member myself bt i hate such malicious lies to bring sbdy down. Whether Desmond z frm werva, he’s now a nigerian n we lov him n we ll vote 4him. Jelosy go quench!!!

  14. Jacob Flow

    December 27, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    @ BOLATITO ****censored personal attack words*******.

    My point was not the fast that we went to the same school, it was that who cares where he came from or what name he bears. We are panting for people who can fulfill the desires of an average Nigerian and really represent their interest.

    @ BOLATITO for your information Mr. Emmanuel Onunwor (Born Emmanuel Onunwa, May 24, 1952) is a Nigerian American citizen who lived in Ohio. He was elected Mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio. Even he was he was sentenced to 9 years in prison for public corruption and tax evasion in 2005.

    The Nigerian-born Collins Nweke,represents the Ostend City Council of Belgium for a second term of office as Honorable Councilor.

    In United Kingdom-based Nigerian and a Chief Superintendent with the London Metropolitan Police, Mr. Victor Olisa, has been appointed as the first black commander for Bexley local council in London.

    A Nigerian, Ms. Olufemi Obe, as the precinct Commander of the New York Police Department (NYPD),

    Mrs. Kate Anolue, London ,unveiled as the new Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield in the United Kingdom.She hail from hails from Nanka in Anambra State, Nigeria.

    A Nigerian, Ms. Shola Olatoye, was elected as the new Chairman of the New York City Housing Authority.

    @ BOLATITO just to mention but few for you ******, Who cares where anybody comes from, We are looking for people that has the interest of people in mind and that can bring better change to the populace. Nigerians are all over the world doing exploits, I am not fronting the fact that I went to school with him, I am telling you that he the people deemed it fit for him to be their leader , so be it. So get it straight and lets move our dear nation forward. Next time if you don’t have fact leave issues alone my dear **** friend.

  15. KOKOMI

    December 27, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    @ BOLATITO *** mind.. *****ooooo

  16. tunde

    December 27, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    @ Bolatito , Jacob flow was just trying to enlighten the forum on the stands of issues, why all this aggressive moves and you did not even make any sense like Jacob Flow did in his write-up. We need Nigerians to moves forwards , leave Desmond alone, He has been in Nigeria for more than 30 yrs .. so he travels with a Nigerian passport, and has a Nigerian Birth Cert. So what is the problem with you guys. Jacob Flow nice info jare.

  17. Na Waoo

    December 27, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    Where is Obama’s father from. ..Kenya ..But US president right..So why all this chaos about Desmond…. Common Forum

  18. jj

    December 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    I heard it several times from Desmond that he’s not a nigerian. But that doesn’t matter. What’s nigeria close. Gbam

  19. Debra Kalus

    December 27, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Who cares where he comes from.As long as he can lead the people to a new level that’s all Nigerian need. Coming from sirra leone even makes him lees corrupt beer than some Holy greedy Nigerian’s.

  20. hazy jay

    December 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    lolz……..dis is really serious. U guyz should leave him….he has been in dis country for d past 31yrs….he has d legal right of doing anytin in dis country…so let him be…and he even have a bright future ahead of lagosians arise and lets vote for him in d 2015 election

  21. Jubilee

    December 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Hello when he was winning awards for Nigeria he was a good Nigeria when he was schooly he was a great Nigeria making movies with other people he was a great Nigeria but now is time for him to make impact in government just because is not a PDP MEMBER but of the APC is now you know that he’s not a nigeria may God have mercy on all of you saying this fake news and many of you that is making some useless comment have some time eating his money and food but just because of Not being in PDP he now a Sierra Leone and not a Yoruba

  22. kheria momoh

    December 27, 2014 at 7:27 PM





  23. Heaven

    December 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Hey my people let’s leave this kind of thing, it won’t help our country or continent. Let’s see a good leader and put him or her there as long as they have the interest of the country (the people) and can bring progress to our dying nation.

  24. Raymond Richies

    June 4, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Although,Desmond Elliot hadn’t been claiming yoruba origin right from onset bt the narrator says Desmond parents originated fro Oku tribe in Sierra Leone,nw let’s be reminded that some SL freedmen were yoruba took to western world through slavery and later brought to African shore as freedmen.Most people who today claimed Yoruba were frm Sierra Leone bt they traced their ancestral origin to Nigeria n Lagos which is a Yoruba land (see Yoruba in Sierra Leone )Desmond was born in yoruba land,grew n schooled in Nigeria,he has no other place to claim rather than yoruba land of Nigeria…..I really appreciate what the initiator of this article was trying to bring out bt let use it as osun and rob it all over our body .God bless Nigeria n Nigerians in diaspora.

  25. Baija

    December 3, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    You Sierra Leonans are not Nigerian and would never be Nigerian

  26. Salon Bobor.

    February 11, 2017 at 5:48 AM

    It seems to me that people are concerned about Desmond’s origin…why not ask the fucking British people. After the abolition of the slave trade, two consignments of slaves were settled in Freedom, the capital of Sierra Leone. The indigenous people became hostile to the returned slave, hence the same fucking British moved some of the slaves (Yorubas) to Nigeria with the help of some God forsaken missionaries at that time. Sierra Leone has more close relationship with Nigeria than any other nation in Weat Africa. Hence both countries speak very similar pigeon (broken English) and similar names too. Another example is that on the Nigerian ten Nira note, you have Herbert McCauley and Sierra Leoneans have his statues all around in Freetown and some streets are even named after him. So it’s about time you two peoples learn about your history and stop calling Desmond names. If you Nigerians are still bitter, please feel to confront the British who caused the problem in the first place.

  27. Enisa

    November 23, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    Hello who ever wrote this article has never been out of nigeria am going to tell you story of one Mr. Musiliu Adebari whos both parents are from nigeria became a refuggee in Ireland first he became a councillor of PORTLEISH IN REPUBLIC OF IRELAND after 2 terms in the office people like the people voted for him to become mayor of PORTLEISH in DUBLIN PRESIDENT OBAMAS FATHER IS FROM AFRICA DOES THAT MAKE HIM NOT TO RULE AMERICA TWICE WHO EVER WROTE THIS NA JEALOUSY GO KILL AM.

  28. Albert Ekundayo Thompson

    March 4, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    My people let’s stop all this tridebal and regional differences, am from sierra leone we have lots of people here care yoruba’s name but both parents her from sierra leone including my self my name is Ekundayo, also yoruba from Nigeria who happens to be in sierra leone for long they also their children also claim to be sierra Leonean and if u ask dem which part of the country they came from they will say western area dat where my tride came from

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