Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko who recently turned 60 years talks about life, his achievement at 60.
Jide Kosoko turned 60years on Sunday, January 12, 2014 and on a 2-in-1 event which held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, was put together by Seun Oloketuyi of Best of Nollywood to honour the veteran actor.
‘It is a great feeling to be honoured by people who consider you an influence in their lives,’ Kosoko said ‘But most importantly I am grateful to God for having led me through all these years.’
He also talked about launching his own book and his plans to launch a foundation saying ‘My book titled, ‘Warriors Lamentations’, will be launched in March. You should expect it'.
‘The Jide Kosoko Foundation will concentrate on mental health. We hope to create a rehabilitation centre for the mentally sick,’ the actor told Encomium magazine in an interview.
Some popular actresses like Iyabo Ojo and Fathia describe the Veteran actor. Iyabo Ojo said ‘He is indeed a great man that has had a lot of impact in our lives. We are proud to be associated with him and we wish him all the best in life,’ while Fathia said ‘We appreciate God for his life. His has been a strong pillar of our association and also a dedicated and selfless leader’.
Jide Kosoko who is married to two wives Karimat and Henrietta (popular Yoruba actress) has remained one of the few actors that have successfully featured in Yoruba and English movies was born in 1954 in Lagos Island to a royal family and has been acting since he was 10 years old when he joined a theatre group. He attended Yaba College of Technology where he studied Business Administration.
Some of his major movies are ‘The Meeting’, ‘Last Flight To Abuja’, ‘The Figurine’, ‘Jenifa‘, ’Bolode O Ku’, ‘Kanyinsola’, ‘Oogun Aje’, and ‘Omo Iya Meta Leyi’.