This is an interesting twist from Desmond!
There is no doubt that Desmond Elliot is one of the most prolific actors in Nollywood. Not only is he talented on screen, he is also into directing and producing movies.
Just recently, he ventured into politics and has been seen pictured with supporters. Read here. Desmond Elliot is planning to run for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly come 2015.
Will you be voting for him?
Read excerpts from the interview in the meantime.
How has life been since you went into politics?
It’s been okay, it’s been good, it’s exposed me to seeing more and the fact that I even want to give back. Out there, the people are not asking for a perfect turnaround, all they are asking for is something that can symbolise a change in their lifestyles.Desmond Elliot
Why did you suddenly go into politics?
I didn’t suddenly go into politics; politics has always been a part of me. I’ve been involved in campaigns for some Governors and even the President. I’ve been on the campaign trail for very long time now. Even though I have never sought any elective office before I have always had it at back of my mind as something I would do one day. It is not a surprise at all, it’s a well-thought out action and I came very prepared. I didn’t just sleep one day and say okay, it’s time to go into politicsDesmond Elliot
If you were elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly, what change should people expect from you?
A Lot; First, I’m young, dynamic, very vibrant and fast thinking. I’ve had lots of links with corporate bodies, private bodies and nonprofit organizations. Through me I know a lot can be achieved because of my articulated experience. Just wait and see me in action.Desmond Elliot
That’s my constituency; I think it’s good I face my constituency for nowDesmond Elliot
Are you going to leave Nollywood if you get elected?
I can never leave Nollywood, I am only going to help in propagating and promoting laws that would help to structure the industry and make it better and improve it from the present situation – that’s it.Desmond Elliot
Are you planning to provide jobs for youths or what?
I’m not a job maker but I can make sure that I provide the avenue for which they can work. I can influence things when I become a lawmaker.Desmond Elliot