Entertainment of Saturday, 29 October 2016
Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot may be a politician but often he is not taken serious by his colleagues in the House of Representatives Lagos.
He said “First, I think there is a mutual respect among us, but of course they joke with me a lot. They call me ‘film boy’. Sometimes when I am about to go off protocol in dressing or so, they would tell me that I am bringing in my film world to the gathering. But they would let me know nicely. At times too, I try to crack a few jokes when necessary. What we do is a very serious business anyway.
He added, “On my Instagram page, when I post pictures of the empowerment programmes or community works I embark on, the likes are very few but when I share a picture of my dressing or that of me and my colleagues in Nollywood, the likes are many. This shows the lack of interest of youths in politics. It does not mean that entertainment is not as important as politics.
But to carry my people along, I post pictures of both my entertainment and political life. I cannot wait to see a Nigerian president that is 51 years old.