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Desmond Elliot Talks Tribalism as the Root of Nigeria’s Problem, Being Married for 11 Years, Handling 2 Sets of Twins & More



Desmond Elliot - August 2014 - BN Movies & TV - 01 (1)Desmond Elliot has given what can be called his most candid interview till date.

The Nollywood actor and director turned politician had a chat with Emma Emerson of Golden Icons back in August, 2014 to discuss several topics including his career, transitioning from an actor to a director, who earns more between Nigerian musicians and Nollywood actors; on how Lagos as a city can benefit from Nollywood and more.

He also talks about the root of our problem in Nigeria and how it starts with tribalism.

In the second part of the interview, Desmond Elliot goes more personal and talks about his family, and talks about being married for 11 years, how he handled having 2 sets of twins, and addressed the previous online rumor that he relocated his family to the United States.

Check on it!


  1. pat

    December 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Intriguing interview with mature and sincere choice of words. keep it up DE

    • Pat

      December 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Oh boy! who stole my name 🙂

  2. roastcornandube

    December 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Quite insightful, Mr Elliot. I agree with the issue of tribalism and how damaging and destructive it has been and still is to the nation. Kudos.

  3. dami

    December 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    He is so intelligent, please where is this host from??

  4. Design

    December 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Wow, Africans are really gullible. Someone should ask Mr. Elliot how many kids he really has, and when was the last time he tried to swindle money out of an innocent person.

    It’s a shame African journalists don’t investigate their political aspirants like their American and European counterparts do.

  5. Amh

    December 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Design are you a baby mama in hiding.

  6. oj

    December 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Pls, u that knows, tell us o

  7. Anonymous One

    December 30, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Most so called Nigerian journalists/interviewer are mostly incompetent! Get your facts and figures before you do your interviews! Go beyond asking “who makes more money”. Incompetent interviewer, I must say.

  8. Mabel

    December 30, 2014 at 3:04 am

    If Nigerians could be a truly united people, as Nigerians first, and everything else after that they would go so much further. Yep, tribalism is like a never ending spiritual and emotional civil war. I wish the next generation all the best, we have failed them through and through and will leave a world with great work for them to step into and try to fix. I feel bad that we still have to leave so much work for other generations to repair and still try to make an advancement in their age. Sometimes I wonder if life is a blessing or a curse.

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