I Used To Earn 500 Naira Per Movie -Desmond Elliot

The famous Nollywood actor turned politician, Hon. Desmond Elliot has recalled how he started off as ‘waka pass’, earning N500 per movie while starting off his acting career.

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot at AMVCA 2017

The 43-year-old Lawmaker who represents Surulere Constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly revealed this while motivating Students during a professional forum at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Ogba Lagos.

He said: “My Mother waited for three years, hoping to see a movie I would feature. She always say to me that ‘Desmond’, you go out and come in, NO film, NO money!

“In year 200/2001, I usually feature as ‘Waka Pass’ in movies where I get paid N500 before I went to an acting School and became a professional actor. Who says there is no space? ‘Na lie o’. To be successful, you must learn to work hard”.


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