“People Don’t Believe I’m a Lagosian Because I didn’t Include Shola in My Name”- Desmond Elliot

“People Don’t Believe I’m a Lagosian Because I didn’t Include Shola in My Name”- Desmond Elliot

The actor wants to contest in the 2015 elections. When Desmond Elliot,released his campaign posters bearing middle name “Olushola”, he was criticized for trying to act Yoruba so he could contest for a seat in the House of Assembly.Till now, his fans never knew he was Yoruba. In an interview with City People, the actor defended his name
“I am from Lagos state. My father is from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island but my mother is from Delta state. I refer to myself as being a Pan-African. People don’t believe I am a Lagosian because I seldom act in Yoruba movies. And I didn’t include the Shola in my name. Then because my surname is also English, many couldn’t differentiate which made people confused of where exactly I am from. I am very detribalised. People of my constituency know my story and know where I come from. I have always used Shola in my primary school days. I went to Air Force Primary School in Plateau and later attended St John’s College, both in Jos. I proceeded to Lagos State University where I studied Economics and graduated in 2003″
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