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Desmond Elliot Hard at Work on Campaign! Organizes Youth Interactive Session

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Desmond-Elliot-Youth-Session-October-BellaNaija002When the news first broke of Nollywood actor Desmond Elliot going into politics and campaigning for a seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly 2015, a lot of people were skeptical.

The 40-year-old actor is however not letting that hold him back and is currently organizing a youth interactive session with the theme “Today’s Youth, Today’s Leaders: Our Tomorrow Is Today”.

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The actor has also released a new batch of campaign photos, making sure to include his Yoruba name, OlusolaDesmond-Elliot-Youth-Session-October-BellaNaija001

The event, scheduled for Sunday 19th October, 2014, has received a lot of positive responses on Twitter with several Desmond Elliot followers saying they will be present at the event.

Will you be attending?

Photo Credit: Twitter

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17 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    October 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Well i pray his dreams come true but wetin carry olusola enter him name abeg….. Smart ass, lolx….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. Everything Legal

    October 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I like Desmond Elliot as a person (at least his movies show that he knows his onions) I hope he will be able to display some good sense of knowledge and good governance when he gets there. However, did he just remember that his other name was Olusola (campaign things – he has to show some roots, if he is to contest, but when he was a fine boy actor he was simply Desmond Elliot) Nigerians sha!!

    To Desmond Elliot and the other aspirants, don’t ever forget the masses, people are really suffering in this country. I mean people are suffering!! I see somethings and I know it is God that is sustaining so many people!!! God help our government. I just hope the sufferings of the people can reduce. It is not all about organizing youth forum etc…. work when you get there. you can be that change that people need. God will assist you as you start this journey……

    cheers,

  3. BellaNoire (www.bellanoireshop.com)

    October 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Seriously???

  4. lollly

    October 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    na wah o. this guy claimed he was 34 (or something close sha) on his last birthday and now he is suddenly 40 yrs ??? the older, the better for politics abi . it is well

  5. Made

    October 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    When he acts a full blown yoruba movie speaking ijinle yoruba, den I wee believe his Olusola name..lol

  6. jake ro

    October 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Change?totally ridiculous.what can I say , anything goes in nigeria.even a serial killer can run for office and people will vote for him for a bag of rice or milk. No rules , no standards , no experience nothing on becomming a politician.even boko haram can openly run for office in nigeria.tja!

    • Iris

      October 16, 2014 at 2:29 am

      LOL my dear we already had a serial killer as a president in the nineties so that one is a foregone conclusion.

  7. free mind

    October 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    in support with what @everything legal has said. Desmond Elliot, if you happen to get the seat , please and please , people are really suffering in this country. Don’t allow your cliq to kill your sense of patronage. I know alot of youth are going to support you and i know you may get that seat. Please, do all you can to see that there is job creation and employment, not just by connection but by merit. Promise no one nathing, take nathing from no one (God fatherism) so that when you are there , no one will ride you. and you won’t feel bad for biting the finger that fed you.

    Prove to them that the youth have what it takes to rule their world and be best at it.

  8. corolla

    October 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Buahaha!

  9. NaijaPikin

    October 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    At least he’s been a change agent in nollywood. His movies are of better quality and have direction. so maybe he can make a difference here also.

    But naija pple lets not vote for him because he is young (remember how Dimeji Bankole entered office and became a thief). Lets listen to what he has to say, follow his campaign and see if he stands for change.

  10. Eja nla

    October 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    So this fake man can associate himself with the (Yorubas) ?. All of a sudden he added (OLUSOLA) to his name. If the people you wish to represent vote for you it’s your luck and if otherwise is till your luck. I don’t have problem with him going into politics but he never portrayed himself in public as a (Yoruba) man until now that he too want to join the national cake eater institution………….so annoying!!! ( Ma fi owo osi juiwe ile baba e).

    • Bolanle

      October 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

      He did not play up his Yoruba connection when he was in Nollywood because Nollywood is an Igbo-dominated instituition that would not have allowed him to grow this big if they had known and that’s the truth! people that know him from school days have always known him as Shola Elliot. Any Yoruba person will know that Elliot is associated with Lagos people. Ramsey Nouah is Yoruba from his mother’s side but you don’t associate him with that. If he suddenly decides to tun and calls himself ”Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah’ is that a bad thing? Will you be asking him why he did not call himself ‘Tokunbo Nouah’ since all these days? Abeg take several seats! The guy is a Nigerian and thats what matters! Eko Oni Baje o! (Ko baje ti!) #DOE2015

  11. Sika

    October 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    “Swagaprince entertainment presents”..? – This is a joke right? This man is clearly not serious. I cant take you seriously. Sorry!

  12. Ruby

    October 16, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I think it is commendable that Desmond would seek to run for political office. We Nigerians are always complaining about the type of country we have. Yet when someone that is not part of the rot, tries to contest and make a difference we castigate him! Whether he is Yoruba or not he is a Nigerian? Besides which of the Governors that have ruled this state are actually from Lagos State? Is it Tinubu (who is from Oyo state) or Fashola from Ekiti? Abeg, you guys should free the guy. This is a commendable and brave gesture of his. Its a case of putting your money where your mouth is. I hope he runs and wins it! You go, Guy! I am solidly behind you! 🙂

  13. Bo

    October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I love the fact that Desmond does not give too hoots about what people think of him. People have always tried to tell him what he could and couldnt do’ whether as an actor and a director but he forged ahead and is one of the best at his game., Politics will not be different. He will get in and be the best we have seen! I wish him the best!

  14. triska sherrell thompson

    November 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    keep moving mountians the race is hard but keep moving

  15. Tola1

    November 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t have a problem with this guy or with anyone for that matter running for political office. What I do have a problem with is people being inconsistent and wanting to eat their cake and still have it or people telling lies to deceive many. If actually this guy is Yoruba, he must have shed off his Yoruba identity over the years for the purpose of thriving in an Igbo dominated Nollywood. Now that he has been largely successful at that, I think it is very dishonorable and it amounts gross inconsistency for him to suddenly wake up and remember that he answers Olusola. A man that could trade his identity for money and fame is not the kind of man I would rely on to do my bidding when he holds political office- albeit in Nigeria. I hope Surulere vote wisely while wishing Desmond Elliot the very best in his other endeavors that does not involve a desperate return to an identity he smartly hid for so long.

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