Monday, October 27, 2014

"Go And Check My Lasu Profile" -Desmond Eliot Cries Over 'Olushola' Name Controversy

When Desmond Elliott,released his campaign posters and included "Olushola" as one of his names, he was criticized for playing pranks trying to act Yoruba so he could contest for a seat in the House of Assembly.

In a recent interview, the actor/producer cum politician has however defended his name.
"I am from Lagos state. My father is from Olowogbowo on Lagos Island but my mother is from Delta state. I refer to myself as being a Pan-African. People don't believe I am a Lagosian because I seldom act in Yoruba movies. And I didn't include the Shola in my name. Then because my surname is also English, many couldn't differentiate which made people confused about where I am actually from. I am very detribalised. People of my constituency know my story and know where I come from. I have always used Shola in my primary school days. I went to Air Force Primary School in Plateau and later attended St John's College, both in Jos. I proceeded to Lagos State University where I studied Economics and graduated in 2003″.

Source: www.blackboxnigeria.com‎

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