Thursday, 16 October 2014


We are at a point in Nigeria where right minded individuals are naturally feel the urge to lead because not every one is comfortable with the socio-economic state of the nation and I presume that is why a man like Desmond Oluwashola Elliot..A man that has made a tremendous success in the movie industry; from acting to directing and at 40, He is definitely not a fool for joining the train of politicians in Nigeria. He has however humbled himself by starting at the grassroot, which is the Surulere Constituency in Lagos State.

This father of four has starred in over 200 films and has gone ahead to also create a mark in directing and if he believes It is time to move a step further to an extreme leadership frontier, then, I expect Lagosians to support this man..Let us give him a chance and see If truly there are some Leadership genes in the body of this make-believe professional. Desmond Elliot is actually not the first screen celebrity to join politics; we have the likes of 62 years old Onyeka Onwenu who under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party run to become the chairman of her native town, Ideato North Local Government of Imo State but she is presently the Executive Director, National Centre for Women Development, as appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Desmond Elliot has been attending party meetings, carrying out strategic orientations and youth sensitizations...and It seems quite a lot of people are at home with the step, I actually saw a banner of his at Surulere earlier today. Other Celebrities trying to find a place at any of the Legislative houses are Kate Henshaw, Kenny St. Brown, Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye(Tony Tetuila) and a few others..It is a good step but again, they should not assume that their celebrity status will take them directly into the seat of government because this is actually a real life game and not some scripted idea..Leadership is a serious business.

Desmond Elliot has camped with the Action Congress of Nigeria..but Is that good enough to earn him a place at the legislative house? Well, let us wait, observe and watch his political campaign as regards the journey to the house...Meanwhile, I appeal to all you Surulerians to please follow his campaign and see If he is worthy of having a seat at the l.agos State House of Asembly or should he just return back to the Royal Roots family and keep baking movies...