- Actor Jide Kosoko recently clocked 67 and he had different messages for Nigerians and colleagues
- The veteran movie star urged people to adhere to the coronavirus preventive measures as the pandemic is real
- Kosoko also touched on the type of movies in Nollywood, noting that colleagues should embrace scientific story lines that drive impact
Veteran Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko turned the age of 67 on Tuesday, January 12, and he was lovingly celebrated by fans, family members and colleagues in the Nigerian movie industry.
In a recent interview with journalist Adeoye Adewunmi, the respected thespian shared a special birthday message with Nigerians and also touched upon some vital issues in the movie industry.
Kosoko in his message to Nigerians urged everyone to stop doubting the coronavirus pandemic as it is real and not false like some people insist.
The actor stressed the importance of adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures as directed by those in authority.
"I pray that coronavirus will not consume us in this country and I pray finally that our people continue to understand the fact that COVID-19 is real and people should continue to adhere to all the conditions and regulations given to us by the authority."
Driving his point further, the actor disclosed that he met with some COVID-19 patients and others who are involved. According to him, these are people who cannot be bought and would gain nothing from telling lies to him.
"I have met COVID-19 patients. I have met people that are really involved and I know that the people that I met will not be bought over by anybody. I know what I am talking about. So, they gained absolutely nothing from me telling lies."
The movie icon also shared a message with colleagues in the movie industry. According to him, those in the industry should shun movie productions that tend to sow seeds of disaffection among colleagues.
He also noted that productions that are not positively tailored should be jettisoned. Kosoko charged colleagues to stir away from fetish productions and should instead embrace movies that touch on scientific issues that can impact the world at large.
"...we should jettison any production that tends to create disaffection. We should jettison production that are not positively tailored. We should tailor our production more on scientific issues that can help the populace and the world. We should stop all these ideas about fetish things."
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On his plans for 2021, the actor revealed that he intends to produce his own films even if it is just one or two.
"What I want to do differently this year is that it has been a long time that I produced my own films and as you know that one is getting old gradually, it is my wish to start keeping my content. So, this year, I must produce some films even if it is not going to be more than two."
Some months ago, Legit.ng reported that the actor bonded with his five beautiful daughters for a social media challenge.
The task was tagged the Kosoko family challenge and it entailed the actor showing how well he knew his daughters.
The video was shared on social media by the veteran actor’s first child and fellow actress, Bidemi Kosoko.
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Source: Legit Newspaper