Jide Kosoko is a Nigerian-born actor and producer. He has starred in several Yoruba and English movies. He has also produced films and stage plays. The actor gained fame in 1992 after the release of his self-produced film known as Asiri Nla.
Jide is one of the pioneers of Yoruba films, and he has starred in numerous of them. He is a versatile actor who knows how to correctly interpret different roles, thus delivering only the best.
Jide Kosoko profile summary
- Full name: Jide Kosoko
- Date of birth: 12th January 1954
- Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- Jide Kosoko age: 67 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Ethnicity: Black
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Alhaja Karimat
- Star sign: Capricorn
Jide Kosoko biography
The actor was born on 12th January 1954 in Lagos, Nigeria. How old is Jide Kosoko? He is 67 years old as of 2021. The actor was born to the famous Jide Kosoko family of royalty in Lagos Island. He has not offered any information about his parents and siblings.
Jide Kosoko education
The actor completed his primary and secondary school education in Lagos Island in Nigeria. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate from schools in Lagos.
Later, he joined Yaba College of Technology, commonly known as Yabatech, in Yanba, Lagos State Nigeria. He graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration.
Jide began his career as a child actor. He starred in a 1964 TV production known as Makanjuola, playing the role of Alabi. He later joined the Awada Kerikeri group to perform with other actors and actresses such as Sunday Omobolanle, Lanre Hassan and Oga Bello.
He appeared as a guest on the TV show known as New Masquerades. In 1972, he formed his theatre troupe. Apart from acting, Jide has also produced his movies and stage plays.
The actor gained fame in 1992 after the release of his self-produced film known as Asiri Nla. He also starred in Ti Oluwa Ni'Le part 2 and Asewo to re Mecca. Here is a list of other films the star has starred in:
- Nkan La
- Ora Nla
- Out of Luck
- The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
- King of Boys
- Sugar Rush
- Bling Lagosians
- Love is War
Awards and nominations
Jide is one of the most gifted actors in Nigeria. The actor has bagged several awards and nominations such as:
- Lifetime Achievement Award at the City People Movie Awards in 2017
- Special Recognition Award at the City People Movie Awards in 2018
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
Jide Kosoko wife and kids
Initially, the actor had four wives, but unfortunately, three of them passed away. His current wife is Alhaja Karimat.
The actor has 12 children. However, only a few of them are known to the public. Some of Jide Kosoko children are Bidemi, Shola, Temilade, Tunji, Muyiwa, and Tunde. Bidemi is one of Jide Kosoko daughters who have followed their father's path in becoming an actor.
Jide has accumulated a considerable sum of money through acting after being in the entertainment industry for quite some time. He has a net worth of roughly $700, 000 as of 2021.
Jide Kosoko has been in the entertainment industry for quite a considerable amount of time. He began his career as a child actor and has continued to ace every role given to him. He is a role model and an inspiration to many.
Initially, he planned to dedicate himself to medicine. Nevertheless, upon graduation, he dropped his plans for music. How much do you know about his family and kids?