Desmond Elliot is not a strange name when it comes to television and acting as far as Nigeria is concerned. He is one of the most successful Nigerian actors who have been able to accomplish so much in his career over the years. He is one of the leading nollywood actors and has appeared in over 200 films since the start of his career. His acting career has won him much recognition and many awards. He is one of the few actors who have been successful in almost every venture he lays his hands on. He has also been able to combine his acting career with directing and movie production which he has been successful at.
In 2014, Desmond Elliot launched his political career under the All Progressive Peoples Party by contesting to represent Surulere in Lagos State House of assembly at the Federal level in the 2015 elections. He won the sit at the elections and he was able to add being a politician to his portfolio. He is one of the few successful actors who has been able to successfully venture into politics from acting and producing movies.

Desmond Elliot is also a brand ambassador for the indigenous telecommunications company GLOBACOM. He has since 2010 been competing to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a "volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless", in which he will work toward fixing "child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large" if he is the victor. 
Desmond Elliot is currently one of the top filmmakers, actor and director and he has also being able to combine that with being a brand ambassador for different brands and being a reputable politician. This is a proof that there is more to the actor than what people may see and he has what it takes to be a role model and mentor to the younger generation.