BIRTH NAME : Prince Jide Kosoko
STAGE NAME : Jide Kosoko
NET WORTH : $700,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born January 12, 1954
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos
STATE OF ORIGIN : Lagos State
OCCUPATION : Actor and director
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE : Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko
CHILDREN : He is blessed with three children and grandchildren.
EDUCATION : He studied business administration at Yaba College of Technology
Prince Jide Kosoko is a veteran Nigerian. He one of the most popular and highly respected and celebrated Nollywood actor as a result of his great contribution to the growth of Nigeria movie industry. He has featured in many block-buster movies like The Figurine, Last Flight to Abuja, Jenifa , Across the Niger and many more.
Jide Kosoko has almost all his family members in Nollywood contributing their own quarter to the success and progress of the movie industry. One of them is his late wife Henrietta who was a popular actress before she passed away.
His two children are always into acting they are Sola and Bidemi, they are also busy doing what they love doing contributing to the growth of the movie industry just like their father has been doing for many years.
If you want to know every thing about Jide Kosoko then this is the best page you can find his complete profile which focuses on his lesser known facts. Continue reading to get all the facts you didn’t know about the veteran actor.
Early Life & Education
Jide Kosoko was born on January 12, 1954 in Lagos. The highly respected and celebrated actor is from the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island. His passion for acting started during his early days , he has always dream to become an actor while he was still in secondary school and it later come to pass due to his dedication and seriousness.
He graduated from Yaba College of Technology and obtained a degree in business administration and management.
Career And Success
His acting career officially launched during his early days , he is involved in movies since he was a child playing minor roles as a child actor. Kosoko was a child actor in the television production, Makanjuola which was released in 1964. According to him , he was being paid in coins for this movie.
The handsome man has successfully featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba Genres. He started his professional acting career in year 1992 when he produced the movie, Asiri Nla (Top Secret). He had since appeared in over 250 movies and he is one of the most sought after actor in Nigeria.
He has so many accolades and numerous awards nominations. He won the City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood). Aside acting, he is also a professional movie producer. He produced his own Nollywood film titled “Asiri Nla” in 1992.
In 2012, he acted in a movie titled “Last Flight to Abuja”. The following year, he acted in a movie titled “Doctor Bello”. In year 2014, he acted in a TV series titled “Gidi Up. Kosoko has worked with professional Nollywood celebrities like Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Sam Loco Efe, Majid Michel, OC Ukeje, Jim Iyke, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji to name a few.
The top Nollywood actor has been involved in marriage twice, he has a total of 4 wives. Needful to know, three of his wives are late. However, is marriages have produced several children and grandchildren.
He revealed in a recent chat with BioNetWorth.com.ng that he didn’t really want to become a polygamist but things just happened that way for him and there was nothing he could do to changed what has happened. After the death of his first two wife, he was in a romantic relationship with two ladies which subsequently led to him marrying them.
He also made it known that first wife is the mother of Sola Kosoko who is now a popular actress. He also revealed that Sola’s mother used to work with the Nigerian Customs Service before she kicked the bucket.
Currently, he is only married to Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko. He also revealed that he has no intention to marry again.
Jide Kosoko is a brand ambassadors of Western Lotto along with the likes of Olu Jacobs, Zack Orji, Ramsey Nouah, Alex Usifo, Osita Iheme, 2face, Olamide and AY.
It is wortht to note that Jide Kosoko has starred in over 200 movies since his acting career kick started professionally. Find below some of the selected movies he has been featured;
- Nkan La (1992)
- Oro Nla (1993)
- Out of Luck
- The Department (2015)
- Gidi Up (2014) (TV Series)
- Doctor Bello (2013)
- The Meeting (2012)
- Last Flight to Abuja (2012)
- I’ll Take My Chances (2011)
- The Figurine (2009)