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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Desmond Elliot” tab_id=”1564872894777-dd41a2d5-bbaf”][vc_single_image image=”2012″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]HON. DESMOND OLUSOLA ELLIOTT; An economist, actor, film-maker and politician, is a Nigerian film star who has used his gift of acting to project Nigeria well to the outside world. He is one of the country’s top film makers who raised the bar of acting and brought a major reform into the film industry through the revival of the cinema culture and the bulk office production.

The talented actor is the legislator representing the good people of Surulere constituency 01 in Lagos State House of Assembly, where his almost two decade experience in acting has earned him the position of the Chairman Committee on Tourism, Art And Culture.

ELLIOTT is a friendly humble and honest personality who loves to respect people’s feelings and aspirations. He will always encourage people around him to develop their dreams ostensibly because he himself once revealed he was influenced to become an actor by a friend.

He has gained himself many political awards and entertainment within years of his services which are:

  • Excellence Award Canada (AfroGlobal Television): Renaissance Award, 2018
  • Award of Recognition for Outstanding Impact and Adding Value, Transforming Lives From The Grassroots, And Influencing The Youth, January 2018
  • Award Of Appreciation : Nigeria Institute Of Journalism 5th Of April 2017
  • Award Of Appreciation: Youth Driven Initiatives 23rd September, 2017.Contribution To The Success Of The 5th Faculty Of Education International Conference 23rd October, 2017.
  • Award of Recognition in the Outstanding Performance in the area of Youth Empowerment and Development 3rd February 2017.
  • Most Outstanding Lagos State University Alumni and Service to Humanity.
  • Nigeria Models Achievers Awards as Worthy Ambassador –Politics 2016
  • Award Of Honour in recognition of support towards the advancement of Lagos State University 9th November,2016
  • Merit Award Wazobia Most Charismatic Nollywood Actor 2016
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Award: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama 2014
  • YMAA Osun Achievement in Directing 2014
  • Award Of Excellence As Icon Of Humanity In Recognition of enormous contribution to Education Sector, Youth Empowerment and Development in Nigeria as a whole 14th February 2013
  • GIAMA Best Film Director (Diaspora) 2013
  • Best Drama Finding Mercy GIAMA 2013
  • United Bank For Africa Award: Best Actor Calabar, Nigeria 2013.
  • Best Film Abuja International Film Festival: Paradox (Short Film), Next President. 2013
  • RLG Ghana Movie Awards: Best Picture African Collaboration 2012
  • Nollywood and Africa Film Critics’ Awards: Best Director in Diaspora Film (The Entrapped) 2012.
  • Ambassador: Water Aid International And Blood Donor Advocate 2008
  • Best Actor Nigerian Entertainment 2007
  • Afro Hollywood Award UK: Outstanding Achievement in Film 2006
  • Filmmakers Association of Nigeria Washington D.C USA: Recognition for Outstanding Performance and Contribution to the Nigeria Film Industry 2004.

 

SOCIAL INITIATIVES:

He is the FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF DESMOND ELLIOTT FOUNDATION

Established in 2008, The Desmond Elliott foundation is a volunteer –based, non-profit, non-religious charitable organization that gives hope to the hopeless and aids human capacity development in Nigeria and Africa. Its main target groups are youth, women, widows, the elderly and the underprivileged in the society. Some of its projects include; providing clean and safe water for people in rural and urban poor areas, facilitating and creating youth development programs and providing health insurance for the elderly.

 

SPOKESPERSON SCIMA (Sickle Cell Interactive Management Association)

A volunteer-based organization that creates awareness provides knowledge and in-depth information to the public about the predicament of the genetic disorder, Sickle Cell Anemia.

 

GOODWILL PATRON KUTH FOUNDATION (Keep up The Hope)

A non-governmental, non-partisan organization, set up to initiate innovative programs on education, healthcare, autocracy, civic education and good governance.

 

SPOKESPERSON/AMBASSADOR LENS ON HEALTH (A Project of Harvard University)

A Social Responsibility and Advocacy Project by Harvard University for health issues and social issues relating to health, through modern and new media platforms.

 

The self-proclaimed Pan African was born on 4th February 1975 to a Yoruba father (from Olowogbowo Lagos) and an Igbo mother (from Ilah in Delta state). He obtained a degree in Economics from the Lagos State University (LASU) in 2004 and he has starred in over 200 films. He is today one of the country’s top film-makers.

He is a jolly fellow in the Assembly because he relates well with his colleagues who respect him. He is also the darling of the people of his constituency who see in him a trustworthy and dependable friend. He is a delectable ambassador of good will both for the youth and all.

He is married to Mrs. Victoria Elliott and the union is blessed with four adorable children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Ejike Asiegwu” tab_id=”1564873116150-b40f485e-7af2″][vc_single_image image=”2011″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]Ejike was born in Makurdi, Benue State. He started his primary education at Santa Maria primary School, Constitution Crescent, Aba. He passed though St. Mary’s Primary School, Lokoja, Abdulazeez Attah Memorial College, Okene, Christ the King College, Onitsha and Institute for Management and Technology, Enugu. In 1990, Ejike became the President of the Student’s Union Government of the University of Port Harcourt and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Theatre Arts. On Graduation, he became Personal Assistant to Chief Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu at the 1994 National Constitutional Conference in Abuja.

Ejike is one of the Pioneers of the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry and has immensely contributed to its growth and development in the past 28years. An accomplished director, he has directed numerous feature films including the award winning “Mama Sunday” and has acted in over one hundred of Nollywood’s best home movies. He introduced and popularized the role of artistic directing in Nollywood. In addition to stage drama, he has featured in Nigeria’s best soaps like the New Masquerade and Bassey & Company.
Ejike has several awards of excellence to his credit including ATAS Merit Award 1995, Best Actor of the Year (THEMA) 1996, and best Supporting Actor of the Year (THEMA) 1997, as nominees. He is versatile in all Motion Picture Script to Screen and Stage Production. He is a member of several
professional and human rights associations including National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP), Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Electoral Reform Network (ERN) and Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR). He has participated in, convened or deployed his “art” and “act” in various fora, seminars, workshops, conferences and/or focal group discussions to propagate and standup for the rights and interests of the voiceless and down trodden in the society.

Ejike is a staunch advocate of human rights. He uses his professional calling to mirror and redress societal ills. As a tool, he employs drama for civic education and advocacy. His documentary drama for Ford Foundation on the “People’s Constitution” attests to his versatility, He is an unrepentant advocate of good governance, constitutionalism, transparency, gender rights, inclusively, participatory democracy, equal opportunity and the enthronement of the rule of law in a polity where fairness, equity and social justice are erected as base foundations of an egalitarian society. In recognition of his selfless service to his nation and commitment to his professional calling, he was elected National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria in 2004. Ejike was Executive Director, Project Drama Foundation and Chief Executive Officer Forever Commutations Limited. He hails from Umuahia in Abia State and is married with four (4) children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Kabat Esosa Egbon” tab_id=”1564875389068-128b9124-9603″][vc_single_image image=”2013″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]

Kabat Esosa Egbon, has close to 30years experience in the Entertainment Industry. He is a Writer, Director and actor, of several Award winning productions ranging from stage to motion Picture.

Considered one of Nollywood’s cerebral Director, he has countless writing and directorial credits for many award winning movies like; ‘Igodo’,’ “Issakaba 2’, ‘Egg Of Life’, ‘My Love’, ‘Across the Niger’, ‘Waters of Gold’ (a project with Princeton University, USA) and many more, as well as Directorial credits for films like ; ‘Azeezat’,’He Lives in me’, ‘Raging Passion’, ‘True Love’, ‘The Perfect Plan’,’Exquires’, ‘Golden Jewel’,’ The Bride’, ‘finding Love’, ‘Blackbird’ etc.

He is responsible for writing and Directing the Classic television soap opera ‘Domino’ as well as other television series like ‘Festac Town’(screenplay credit) to “Husbands of Lagos’ for Iroko tv.

He has also been involved in several workshops, seminars and collaborations such as ; MUTATION WORKSPACE, a German sponsored  project using the internet as a workspace for creating, and sharing ideas, long before the ‘explosion’ of the social and new media space. He was sponsored by Heinrich Boll Foundation as a delegate/speaker at the IDENTITY and GLOBALIZATION conference in Berlin organized by the HEINRICH BOLL FOUNDATION. .

He was also a participant of  ‘OUT OF ANTHROPOLOGY’, a Goethe Institute / 2ebureau (Berlin based performance group, project.

He is a member of the on going PROJECT NOLLYWOOD partnership which is an initiative of the SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MEDIA DEPARTMENT.

A one time Supervising Producer, for TELEVISTA, owners of SOUNDCITY/ONTV Television Channels, Kabat was also at one time a management staff at IROKOTV where he was part of the Team that set up the Production Unit of the Company (ROK STUDIO).

His experience also covers Television, Management and Media Consultancy. His Skills, Intellect, Teamwork and Leadership abilities have been of considerable importance to several organizations and Clients.

Kabat Esosa Egbon is constantly motivated by the urge and need to break barriers and be the Best. He is married with a Son.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Monalisa Chinda Coker” tab_id=”1564875609975-d31e7746-1519″][vc_single_image image=”2010″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]A multi-award winning actress, producer, philanthropist, global influencer and TV Show Host, Monalisa Chinda Coker’s career is centered on inspiring change through unconventional productions that recalibrate society’s moral journey. With an impressive body of work over the decades, Monalisa has been widely described as Nollywood’s top talent for her unique ability to interpret complex roles effortlessly. A graduate of Theatre Arts, Monalisa starred in her first major movie, Pregnant Virgin, in 1996. She has since featured in over 200 movies, which are aired across the globe, till date.

Monalisa has participated in different film workshops and festivals including; Georgia Tech Film Festival and workshop in Broadcasting (CNN Tour) 2011, Export of film- Nollywood Roadshow in collaboration with Nigerian Export Promotion Council Kenya 2011, BOBTV Festival (Monalisa presented a thesis on “When Talent is not enough”) 2011, Zuma Film Festival Abuja (Women in the media) 2012, the Sithengi Television and Film Festival, a market for content and ideas, in Cape Town, South Africa. Her immense contributions to Nigeria’s movie industry have been recognized by renowned brands, attracting her various appointments as brand ambassador of giant telecommunications company Globacom, Vita500, and the United Nations to name a few. She has won several awards including Nollywood@20 E-Golden award for Outstanding Character Actress, NEGA 2012 Germany, Afro-Australian Music and Movie Award for Most Outstanding Actress 2010, African Film Awards UK 2009, and several others. In 2011, she was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt – Carnival Queen, in her hometown, Rivers State, Nigeria and in 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine.

She is the producer and host of the ‘You & I with Monalisa’ TV Talk-show and founder of the Arise Monalisa Foundation (AMF), an Africa-based not-for-profit organization renowned for inspiring hope by empowering young people and creating opportunities for the less privileged across the continent.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Efe Irele” tab_id=”1572960386304-bde26779-c857″][vc_single_image image=”2086″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]Born in Lagos, on the 9th of September,is an actress,model and entrepreneur, she’s the second of four children.
She had her primary education at Corona Schools, Gbagada, Finished her secondary education at Queens College, Lagos. , she acquired a B.Sc. in Sociology from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Nigeria, she went on to also acquire a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Chester, Uk. Certified producer and Filmaker from the Met Film school, London.

She started her career in the entertainment industry as far back as 2004, where she featured in adverts for well-known Brands such as Nunu Milk, GLO, Coca- cola, and Apple Hair Products.

Her career in Acting can be said to have started with her role in the series ‘Aso-Ebi’ produced by Desmond Elliot for Rok studios, starring the likes of Annie Ibidia, Belinda Effa, Moyo Lawal. She has been featured in movies like Zahra,Morning Karen, The Real Side Chicks many more till date.

She produced her first movie titled Stronger Together (working title ‘Playing Dirty’) in 2017 and has since produced over 10 films till date.

She has a Foundation for people living with Autism called “Efe Irele Autism Foundation” to create awareness and reach families with autistic people which was motivated by her younger brother who is autistic. She was nominated in four categories in the City People Movie Awards ; Revalation of the year, Best new actress, Best Upcoming actress and most promising actress where she bagged two award as the Best new actress of the year and Best Upcoming actress.

Movies

Divorce not allowed
Zahra
Lagos fake life
Stronger together
Ire’s Ire
Diva
A house without a home
Ibukun
The real side chicks
Inheritance
Sharo
The girl code
Manifestation
Blind voice
Arinolas Demons
Husbands of Lagos (series)
Single ladies (series)
Entrapped (series)
Girlfriends
Dark spotlight
Two weeks in Lagos
Ero mi
Contract liars (series
Sophia
Ruth’s foundation
Finding happiness
Blood letters
Orunsewa
Wrong kind of War
Truth or dead
Lucky me
Desperate Journeys
Mr and Mrs Chapter 2
Ogogho
Grape[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Chris Eneaji” tab_id=”1572960751775-c6d6c301-83e0″][vc_single_image image=”2088″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]Chris Eneaji is an award-winning filmmaker, content producer, director and film coach with well over a 100 titles to his credits. Chris is the managing Director of WH Production, Lagos.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”Emeka Duru” tab_id=”1572961077218-01680c72-0a08″][vc_single_image image=”2008″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline_circle” css_animation=”bounceIn”][vc_column_text css_animation=”rollIn”]Emeka Duru From OKPONAAKUMA autonomous community in NJABA LGA of IMO state Nigeria joined the industry in 1994 a producer,production manager and actor has been involve in about 400 movies and has produced over 20 movies a member of actors guild of Nigeria[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]