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I Earn #500 In Each Movie When I Started-desmond Eliot - Celebrities - YukHub

43-year-old famous Nollywood actor turned
politician, Hon. Desmond Elliot on Wednesday
recalled how he started off as ‘waka
pass’ (unimportant role), earning N500 per
movie at the onset of his acting career.
The Lawmaker who represents Surulere
Constituency at the Lagos State House of
Assembly made this revelation while
motivating Students during a professional
forum at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism
(NIJ), Ogba Lagos.
At the gathering which had Greennews’
Political Ralph in attendance, Desmond
maintained that he was getting himself
prepared for the future (today).
Source: Greennews

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”.
Desmond was welcomed by the
Institution’s Provost, Mr.
Gbemiga Ogunleye with a heart
melting note.
Ogunleye said: “Our guest is a
writer and he writes well. He is a
producer and he produces well.
He is a director and he directs
well. He is a legislator and he
legislates well”.


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