Just in case you’re part of a large number of Nigerians who don’t know what tribe of Nigeria Desmond Elliot belongs to, we’re here to clear your doubt. We don’t intend to just fill you in details of his personal life, we’re about to show you his luxury preference, through the type of cars he rides. Firstly, Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is an Actor, a Producer, a Director and a Politician. He was born on February 4, 1974, and became popular through his massive active career. Naijauto has got more news about his background but let’s check out Desmond Elliot car collection first!
Honorable Desmond Oluwashola Elliot
Full collection of Desmond Elliot cars
1. Vintage Mercedes-Benz - the most classic model in Desmond Elliot car collection
Classic Mercedes Benzes are actually a thing. They may look pretty old, but you really can't call them rusty because they don't look like abandoned cars. For vintage lovers, driving in a Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet is a dream come true, just feels like you're in 1969 again. This vehicle describes his number one plot in the Top 10 richest actors in Nigeria 2019.
In 2015, Desmond Elliot made a bold statement with this Vintage ride when he was inaugurated
Its motto: Das Beste oder Nichts”– “the best or nothing”. We're pretty sure you can't agree more
2. Toyota Camry 2010 - Starting price: ₦4.4 million
The Toyota Camry 2010 comes in four main trims: Base, LE, SE, and XLE. You can say it produces respectable engine power from the equipped V6 engine. However, the cabin is a litle plain and that's it!
For a 5-seater mid-size car, the Toyota Camry is pretty good and still quite popular in Nigeria
3. Toyota 4Runner - Starting price: ₦17.1 million
For the Toyota 4Runner 2019, the front seats can be heated or ventilated. Another cool aspect is that the driver seat has some sort of memory, so each time you strap your seat belt, it goes back to how you pre-set it.
The midsize SUV seats up to seven adults and offers a generous cargo and passenger space
Elliot often chooses the 4Runner to drive out
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4. Ford Explorer - Starting price: ₦12.8 million - The most rugged vehicle in Desmond Elliot car collection
The Ford Explorer 2020 ain't no truck but it has a towing and trailer-sway control, which can tow up to 5,600 lbs.
A midsize SUV with a comfortable ride, powerful V6 engine but with a downside - cramped interior
5. Toyota HiAce - Starting price: ₦15.9 million
Standard features of the Toyota HiAce 2019 includes Auto high-beam, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic, alert autonomous emergency braking with cyclist detection, a reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors.
The Toyota HiAce 2019 is a luxury van that features up to 17 seats and of course, the interior has more room
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6. Nissan Versa - Starting price: ₦4.6 million
Compared to the Hyundai Accent, the Versa offers features such as rear automatic emergency braking, remote start, and rear cross-traffic alert - these features are absent in the Hyundai Accent.
One good quality of the Nissan Versa is its rear seat, it's comfortable and offers legroom of up to 37.0 inches
7. Range Rover Evoque - Starting price: ₦15.1 million
Just like the Toyota 4Runner, the new Range Rover Evoque also offers driver seat memory features, along with heating, cooling and massage features.
4-5 seating, cool off-road abilities, and great cabin but if you want the convertible Evoque, be ready to deal with a rather small cargo area
8. Desmond free bus
It was probably a political strategy to win another tenure in the Lagos House of Assembly in 2017, but it worked.
In 2017, Desmond Elliot purchased a bus for school children in Surulere
He tagged it "Free ride to school"
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Desmond Elliot biography
Although, Desmond Elliot features mostly in English-speaking movies, he is actually a Yoruba man. His father is from Olowogbowo in Lagos Island, while his mother, hails from Illah in Oshimili North, Delta State. His primary and secondary education happened in Jos, Plateau State, then he returned to Lagos and attended Lagos State University. He graduated in 2003.
Featuring in over 300 movies and popular sitcoms like Everyday People, Desmond has quite a reputation in Nigeria. His talent has fetched him several awards. A movie he co-directed and co-produced in 2008, “Reloaded”, attracted 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. Following these nominations, in 2009 and 2010, he was nominated for the category of Best Actor at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In September 2014, Desmond Elliot publicized his intentions to run for Lagos State House of Assembly (Surulere constituency), under the All Progressives Congress (APC). He pursued his plans and in April 2011, 2015, he won the Surulere Constituency during the General Elections in Nigeria. A new feather has now been added to his cap - Honorable Desmond Oluwashola Elliot.
His marriage to Victoria Elliot clocked 15 years in December 26th, 2018. The long-lasting couple have 4 children together and they both manage a popular film production company, called Denziot Production. Their kids are named: Denzel Elliot, Desmond Elliot Jr., Donald Elliot, and Dawn Elliot.
Desmond Elliot, Victoria Elliot, and their children
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