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iROKOtv Star Week: Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot graces the iROKOtv banner this week. 

Desmond Elliot is an actor and director who grew up in the Northern part of Nigeria but was born to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother and because of this, Elliot describes himself as being a Pan-African. 
Elliot was influenced by a friend to become an actor. He started playing roles in soap operas such as Everyday PeopleSaints and Sinners and One Too Much. He is now recognised as one of Nollywood’s leading actors, having appeared in over two hundred films including Lies Men TellDesperate House Girls and Bridge of Hope. In 2008, he co-produced and co-directed the popular movie Reloaded which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. His latest award was at the GIAMA 2013 where he won ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best Film Director’ for the movies ‘Finding Mercy’ and Unguarded respectively. 
Here are some of his most watched movies.
A born again Christian girl is faced with the ultimate dilemma when her boss offers to give her the cash needed to operate on her dying brother, but only on the condition that she sleeps with him. Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji, Dakore Egbuson.
A devoted Christian woman is childless despite trying desperately to fall pregnant for many years. Trouble brews when her born again husband backslides from his faith and embarks on an extramarital affair that produces a son. Desmond Elliot, Stephanie Okereke, Bob Manuel Udokwu.
A child who has been emotionally scarred by the violent death of his parents now as an adult plunges into a world of crime and carnage. All in a hasty bid to exert vengeance on his parents’ killers. Tuface Idibia, Desmond Elliot, Yemi Blaq.
The self-absorbed son of a successful business woman resents the financial restrictions imposed upon him by his mother’s new financial director and crafts a plan with his greedy girlfriend to get rid of her. Desmond Elliot, Uche Jumbo, Nadia Buari.
Vincent (Desmond Elliot) jilts Maxima (Dakore Egbuson) on their wedding day. She gets married years after to a wealthy man while Vincent gets to work for this big organisation, not knowing that he is coming back to meet what he ran away from, years back.
A roadside mechanic falls in love with a girl from a wealthy home but even when he fulfils his dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer he still faces discrimination from her father because of his humble beginnings. Desmond Elliot, Ini EdoKofi Adjorlolo.
A youth corper returns home from NYSC only to find that the family business is failing. He now has the dilemma of either helping the family business, by marrying his father’s rich friend’s daughter or fulfilling his promise to marry his sweetheart. Patience Ozokwor, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot.
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