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'desmond Eliot', Where In Nigeria Is He From?

What is 'Desmond Elliot's' ethnicity, I've always wondered and at first I though he was a middle belter, but I started hearing he was Yoruba/Igbo. What is he? (please answer the question, nothing else lol)

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he is 4rm lagos.his stepsister is married 2 my former landlord's son.his father is late nw.

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^what's your aim here?

you have a problem with people from a certain part of the country?

then just come right out and say it without beating around the bush like a cowardly bat.

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[quote][/quote][quote author=invisible!]From the south eastern part of the north western part of the country![/quot

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Kihihihihi

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To tell you the truth I always thought Desmond Elliot was igbo all the way & he is a good actor, his name influenced it but because based on his character and the way he acts, he seemed to have the mentality or persona of a igbo man; it was until I was corrected on this forum that his father is Yoruba that I found out he was half Yoruba but to be real many Yoruba's don't really know him because many don't watch the English Nollywood industry but Yoruba Nollywood industry(or if they do not so much), and the only one they are aware about that is Yoruba even though she hasn't been in many Yoruba movies in Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, and her name helps them realize it but when they do find out or even know who he is as a actor they don't call him Yoruba, many people that do know who he is as a actor think he is igbo(I know it's assumption but they assume that because of the way he acts is similar to igbo men; It's not a bad thing I'm just being real here). To me I think he is mixed now but has the persona of a igbo man & his wife is not even Yoruba or igbo, so I don't think it's fair to call him just Yoruba. When I think of Yoruba men I think of Yinka Quadri, Taiwo hassam, Mr. Latin(stage name), Jide Kosoko and etc not Desmond Elliot(he doesn't have the persona of a Yoruba man). So I disagree with Tpia, many Yoruba's will not just look a him as solely Yoruba but mixed, especially behind closed doors. I know a family like that and both my parents & the Yoruba's I know call them igbo or mixed but not solely Yoruba(even though the Yoruba side is from the paternal side of the family).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Elliot

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^^ I never said he was hiding his ethnicity oh. You were the one saying he has none because he's from lagos and has an English name.

he said he doesnt want to be related with on the basis of ethnicity.

Big difference.

A mixed background has everything to do with it since you were comparing him with Rita Dominic. Is she mixed?

It wasnt about judging him per se- he's simply going with what works for him. People cant all be the same.

Politics, however, is a different matter where such things are concerned.

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I know that nucca, he coo.

he be actin' a lil slow tho'

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One of them being that they're ashamed of their real African names, or don't have the courage to drop their brand label slave name.

And you believed that? He honestly didn't think that African or no African name, Nigerians will find out his ethnicity? So what about 'Rita Dominic' is she doing the same thing?

Well it pushes you away a bit, and someone has written his full name anyway.

True.

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DESMOND HAIL FROM LAGOS,OLOWOGBOWO PRECISELY. HIS FULL NAMES ARE DESMOND OLUSHOLA DANJUMA ELLIOT. HE IS A LAGOSHJIAN

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well, you're wrong.

People change their surnames for various reasons.

He said he doesnt want to be evaluated based on his ethnic affiliation, so that could be one reason why he sticks to only English names.

Being a lagosian with a Portuguese last name doesnt cancel your ethnicity anymore than being Ijaw with a Scottish last name does.

However, like I mentioned before, if he's interested in political office, then he'll have to identify with his roots one way or another. Obama did that and it didnt hurt him.

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Well you can look at it that way, but the fact that somebody is answering the surname 'Eliot' shows me the person is not fully connected to the 'family'.

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family folklore perhaps?

if your great grandkids were told by their grandma of someone named ezeagu from somewhere around the bight of bonny, would they be wrong in assuming they have roots there?

I know the truth hurts but that's not my fault.

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I think he is a lagosian or from Ogun state of slave descent with an igbo mother, i think from delta state.

The guys father is most likely a Lagosian or ogun and they have been politically and ethnically reffered to as yoruba.

They even have political groups such as the "Eko pioneers" headed by Mr. L.O.T. Adamson, Femi Pedro former lagos state deputy govenor,Bank W wellington BODE GEORGE etc. . . . . .

so i would call him a lagosian with an igbo mother as most lagosians are mixed anyway

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Hey hes lil sis is here he is 4rm delta true oh!

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Your Great Uncle is Igbo?

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Who thought resurrecting this thread was a good idea. He's a Lagosian (ex slave descendant), he has no ethnicity, hence the 'Elliot'.

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@ OP,

Desmond is Yoruba. His father is Yoruba, his mother Igbo and his wife Akwa-Ibom.

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I will tell you. He is a brother to the uncle of my untie's friend's grandmother's son who is igbo. there, SEE

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lol yoruba and calabar, hahahahaahahahhaahhaha

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mixed eh? alabajo to fi fine di e

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I wonder oh.

Most Yorubas with English or Brazilian last names are more likely to come from Lagos, Ogun and sometimes Osun.

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he offended you in some way?

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you've done me a great honor, kind sir.

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Desmond Elliot's father is YORUBA ,  while his mother is Igbo

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Mother is Yoruba, while father is calabar.

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is lagos the only yoruba state?

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not sure of his state but the guy grew up in lagos,attended lasu, maybe just maybe that makes him to claim lagos.

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Mixed . . .yoruba and some other tribe

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From the south eastern part of the north western part of the country!

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Heard his father is Yoruba while his mother's from Delta.

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