Popular singer, Seun Kuti has come out to say that Desmond Elliott does not stand for anything.
He recently revealed that Nigerians have given the lawmaker a new name, Desmond Idiot, and it fits him perfectly.
According to him, the actor is an honorable idiot and he was not elected by talent, know-how, or skill, but by popularity.
He added that the lawmaker is a personification of what politicians in Nigeria are, dishonest actors.
His words, “There is nobody like Desmond Elliot, his new name among the people of Nigeria is Desmond Idiot. That insult that he does not like, his real name is Desmond Idiot. His name is Hon. Desmond Idiot. Being a youth is not an ideology. A man like Desmond does not stand for anything. He is also a beneficiary of that patronage system that has been used to establish every other person in Nigeria. There is nothing special about where he is. He is not there by talent, know-how, or skill; he is there because those oppressors that we complain about picked him to represent them there.
He continued, “Desmond himself has no will of his own. When he was speaking in the State House of Assembly, he was playing to the gallery, meaning he was acting as an actor thinking that our lives are a Nollywood film. After he acted, they said, ‘the film no sweet’. He had to do part two. He was a strong man in part one of the film; in part two, he was a crying baby. Desmond Elliot is a personification of what politicians in Nigeria are, dishonest actors. He is just acting his role as the governor did. How many lies did the governor say in one week about the Lekki shooting? Desmond Elliot is now a Nigerian politician of the typical ilk. He is not a revolutionary politician.”
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Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.
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