This article will answer the question who is the Richest Actor in Nigeria. Without any arguments, the Nigerian movie industry has been experiencing a wide growth over the years and it is improving both in quality and style. Technology also has contributed to its growth over the years as producers and other arms of the industry have been harnessing the benefits of it.
Taking a look at the country’s economy, it is no doubt that Nollywood also contributes it’s a quota to its growth. Many people are well paid working in various arms of the industry and many are self-employed.
Many actors have emerged over the years and are making a fortune from the industry. This article answers the question “Who is the richest actor in Nigeria?”
Below is all you need to know about the richest actor in Nigeria.
A deep study conducted revealed, “Desmond Elliot” to be the richest actor in Nigeria.
Full name: Desmond Elliot Oluwashola (popular known as “Desmond Elliot”)
Desmond Elliot Oluwashola was born on the 4th of February, 1974.
He was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Elliot. His father is from the Yoruba ethnic group and hails from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, Lagos and His mother is from the Igbo tribe and hails from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State, Nigeria.
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He attended Air Force Primary School, Jos, in Plateau State, where he received his primary school education and later He attended St. John’s College, Jos, Plateau State. He also graduated from Lagos State University (LASU) where he obtained a BSc. degree in Economics in 2003.
Desmond Elliot is married to Victoria Elliot, and they tied the knot on the 25th of December, 2003. The Union is blessed with two sets of twins (four children).
The couple celebrated 15th wedding anniversary on December 26, 2018, and recently, Desmond Elliot was said to have taken to social media in celebration of his wife’s birthday, where he expressed his wife as “help meet anyone could have asked for”.
He is involved in public relation for Globacom.
Career and Awards
Desmond Elliot, the richest actor in Nigeria was said to have been influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started his career as an actor by playing roles in soap operas like Everyday People, One Too Much, and Saints and Sinners and in various Television programs including Wale Adenuga; Super story. He later joined Nollywood officially in 2005. Today, he is one of the Nollywood’s leading actors, as he has appeared in over two hundred films including 30 days in Atlanta, Men Who Cheat, Yahoo Millionaire, etc.
Desmond Elliot does not only act but also produces and direct films In 2008 he co-produced and co-directed the movie “Reloaded” which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
He was nominated as the Best Actor at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2009 and 2010. Also in 2010, Desmond Elliot took part in a competition to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a “volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless”, in which he will work toward fixing “child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large” if he is the victor.
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He also won the best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards and was also nominated for the best-supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
The actor also owns a Non-Governmental Organization, (NGO) called Desmond Elliot Foundation. The organization basically deals with disseminating information on hygiene, sanitation, and other health-related issues in the country.
He owns a movie production and distribution company named Denziot production which has gained the distribution rights for When one door closed in 2014. Denziot production is together managed with his wife, Victoria Elliot.
Desmond Elliot made known his interest in politics in September 2014 as he contested for the Lagos State House of Assembly under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC) political party. On the 11th of April, 2015, he was declared as the winner of the election held in favor of the position. He became the representative of the Surulere Constituency, House of Assembly, Lagos State.
After his tenure ended, he contested again for the same position in the 2019 general elections, of which he emerged as the winner once again.
What is the Desmond Elliot Networth
Desmond Elliot, an actor, producer, director, and politician has a net worth of over N3.5 Billion and he is the richest actor in Nigeria.