Nollywood actor and legislator representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliott opened up to Punch about how life as a legislator has been and how he balances his family, politics and acting.
About finding time for his family and probably cooking for his wife, he said, “I don’t cook for my wife, I am sorry. I wish I could. I cannot cook and I also do not have the time. I try my best.
“No, it is not that I cannot cook for my wife but I cannot cook. My wife is a Calabar woman and she is very skilful in that area. So what I do is that once in a while, I go to the kitchen and boil water. I try my best but for the kids, they need my attention, so I try very hard to give it to them. It is always good to have conversation with your children.”
He said his colleagues in the House of Assembly have given him several nicknames because of his background as an actor but that has not stopped them from taking him seriously as a lawmaker.
“They call me the ‘moving star,’ not movie star, that is the most popular one. They also call me the actor, Schwarzenegger; in fact, there is nothing that they have not called me.”
The actor also encouraged Nigerian youths to show more interest in politics as they’re the ones that will take the mantle when the time comes.
Read the full interview here.