Oct 14, 2015 – Nigerian Actor Desmond Elliott: How Tom Tom Commercial Gave Me Fame
Hon. Desmond Elliott joined Nollywood in 1999 almost 16years ago but it took him close to a year to get a paid job.
The actor cum politician said his mum kept wondering where he was always going every day, morning till evening.
She soon challenged him with a series of question
Hear Desmond in his own words:
“My mother asked Sola you go out every day; we’ve not seen money and we’ve not seen films.What do you go out to do?”. This is a true story. I just kept telling her it would be fine.
While I kept looking for opportunities in movies endlessly, I tried other things, including modeling.
In 1999-2000, I was picked for a tom-tom commercial. “I was the last person that was picked. I was very skinny and rough, it was obvious I was hungry. I saw that as a favour from God and that actually gave me hope because I was paid well. It was a tom-tom’s zebra crossing commercial that shot me into fame.”