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Nollywood Actor Desmond Elliott: How Tom Tom Commercial Made Me Popular

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Nollywood Actor Desmond Elliott: How Tom Tom Commercial Made Me Popular

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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.”

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7 Comments

  1. Princcet

    October 13, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    spend your time wisely make impact in people

  2. oluwapemisire

    October 14, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    you only want us to know ur name is sola

  3. Akuwax in Barotseland , Zambia.

    October 14, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    In life there ups and downs, so to came to fame nowadays you have to undergo certain consequences and if not very careful you will drawback and commit suicide that maybe things will never be fine for you, yet it is just a matter of time.

    Can someone ague me not?

    Akuwax representing the youths of Southern Africa (SADC)

  4. Justin

    October 14, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Hon Desmond,since you have a humble beginning dont forget the poor masses who voted for you

  5. Justin

    October 14, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Hon Desmond,since you come from humble beginning dont forget the poor masses who voted for you

  6. Justin

    October 14, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Hon Desmond since you come from humble beginning dont forget the poor masses who voted for you

  7. francis bestman

    October 14, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    my oga, that is the main thing, as you have suceeded just remember to pray for those who are still finding their way

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