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Desmond Elliott Talks Family & Marriage, Says Nigerians Battling Tribalism Caused By Parents

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Dec 30, 2014 – Desmond Elliott Talks Family, Marriage, Nollywood & Lagos In New Golden Icons TV Interview Video

Desmond Elliott Says Nigerians Battling Tribalism Caused By Parents

Nollywood actor, aspiring politician Desmond Olusola Elliott did an interview with Golden Icons TV over the summer but due to some technical difficulties, they couldn’t release it. The interview was released on Monday.

Desmond Elliott sat down with Emma Emerson and discussed a whole lot of issues. He touched base on his career and suggested ways in which Lagos can benefit from Nollywood.desmond elliott golden icons interview

He also mentioned names of his favourite Nollywood stars and addressed online rumour surrounding his family.

See excerpt from the part two of the interview below:

Desmond: We are specially created; do you know why we are special? I’m not joking now.. I mean it, cos’ I’ve been almost everywhere, and I see a Nigerian in almost every country I’ve been to; and my question is: What are they looking for?

You must always see that a Nigerian is a powerful being, and we are beginning to understand that. The only thing we need to do now is teach our youth.. and let them understand that.. Listen, we are powerful beings. Our Major devil or demon is: the old thinking of why I am a Yoruba man and I shouldn’t be talking to an Igbo man; or Why I am a Hausa man, and I shouldn’t be talking to an Igbo man.

Emma: “You think Tribalism is the biggest issue” in Nigeria

Desmond: It’s in it, and let me tell you who passes it across

Emma: Who?

Desmond: Our Parents!! Our Parents… You know why? Immediately now…. Imagine kids…. Once a child comes…. I use my kids as an example….They come here to America…. They don’t look…. they don’t care if you are white or black, or blue or yellow.. Until you ask the question, is Jamie White or Black… You understand…. because they don’t care!!
He further continued to describe the scenario, and then made one of his biggest punch lines… The moment we ‘Nigerians’, realize that we are SAME…. If we must grow first, then you must see yourselves as ONE.

Watch the interview videos below:

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  1. Segun Andrew

    December 30, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    You are absolutely right Desmond. Tribalism takes its root in parental background and it has to be rooted out through child rearing. I am a living experience of what you just said.

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