I prefer co-producing than taking the risk all alone - Desmond Eliot

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Desmond Elliot is a big name in Nollywood today and is credited as being one of the people who have given a facelift to acting in Nigeria.

Recently, Desmond revealed that it’s always good to co-produce than taking all the risk of producing alone.

“I have co-produced about five or six movies, Guilty Pleasures, Holding Hope, Reloaded and some others. I have not single-handedly produced any except the movie I am going to Sierra Leone to shoot for one month. It’s called Reflections.”

“The one I am releasing in the cinemas, I co-produced with Caroline Danjuma,” he said, adding, “I prefer co-producing because one, you share risks, which is the idea people need to come together to form a body, not everybody doing individual stuff. So, if I bring my strong point, you bring your strong point and we build it together.”

He noted that, “It makes the production a lot easier than if one person risks it all. Producing is more tasking than acting because as an actor, you just act and you take your money and you are off till premiere day.

“But in producing and directing, it doesn’t end at just production, you take it up to post production. I used to be overweight and I am really trimming down now, trying to make sure that I get to size.”

Desmond who has been off active acting for three years now said he’s back and better and ready to blow the industry again with his acting prowess.

“Yes I took a break from acting in 2008 to 2010. I came back into acting last year. I didn’t act for three years. Now, I am back and better and ready to release some chart-buster movies that will hold the entire industry spellbound,” he said.



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can someone please explain the role of a producer in the nigerian movie industry?
Same as anywhere in the world:

A film producer oversees and delivers a film project to the film studio or other financing entity, while preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film. They will also often take on some financial risk by using their own money, especially during the pre-production period, before a film is fully financed. Many film producers also have competency in other fields (directors, screenwriters, actors) but that is not always the case.

The producer is often actively involved throughout all major phases of the filmmaking process, from inception and development to completion and delivery of a film project.[1] However, an idea or concept for a film can originate with any individual, including a screenwriter, a director or a producer. - Wiki


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Whatever his role is or isn't, I for one am happy that he prefers not to go at it alone, in fact, I prefer he not go at it at all. Let him get the acting right, first na or producing, whichever one he wants to do, just do one right with accolades before you get into something else. Tyler Perry he is NOT!!


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kaymax why na? I was not gonna mention it but you did (so thank you :D)

So yes, let's see them chart-buster movies
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