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Jide Kosoko

Jide Kosoko

Jide Kosoko is a veteran Nigerian film actor, producer and director. He is from the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island and also the father of famous actresses sola and bedemi kosoko.

Background information

Full Name: Babajide Kosoko

Born: 12 January 1954

Birth place: Lagos Island

Nationality: Nigerian

Also known as: Ofredoma

Citizenship: Nigerian

Famous as: Actor director

Years active: 1964-present

Education: Yaba College of Technology

Relatives: Kosoko

Children: Bidemi Kosoko, Sola Kosoko, Tunji Kosoko

Spouse: Karimat Kosoko, Henrietta Kosoko

Nominations: Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor

TV shows: Gidi Up

Jide Kosoko

Biographical and educational history

Jide Kosoko was born on January 12, 1954 in Lagos to the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island.

Jide Kosoko studied business administration at Yaba College of Technology.

Jide Kosoko

Acting career

Jide Kosoko started as a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners. He became a PRO and subsequently the President.

He began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 in a television production Makanjuola.

He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba Languages.

The young Kosoko grew up in Ebute Metta and was inspired by the success of Hubert Ogunde to go into acting.

When an acquaintance who was working with the Ifelodun Traveling theatre troupe invited him to audition for a role in Makanjuola, a tele-movie, Kosoko accepted the invitation, he auditioned and was chosen for the role, playing a played a character called Alabi.

Jide Kosoko continued with acting, he performed with the Awada Kerikeri group consisting of Sunday Omobolanle, Lanre Hassan and Oga Bello, and had guest appearances on the T.V. Show, New Masquerade.

In 1972, he formed his own group theatre troupe. He has written and produced his own films and stage plays including Ogun Ahoyaya.

Jide Kosoko became visible during the Video film era, producing his own film, Asiri n la in 1992, starring in Asewo to re Mecca and Tunde Kelani’s Ti Oluwa Ni’Le part 2.

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Jide Kosoko

Family and personal life 

Jide Kosoko is married to two wives; Karimat and late Henrietta with children and grandchildren.

He is the father of popular Nollywood actresses Bidemi, Sola, Temilade, Tunji, Muyiwa, Tunde kosoko

Jide Kososko is one of the richest and influential actors in the movie industry with is net worth around $700,000.

Jide Kosoko

Awards, recognitions and deals

Lifetime Achievement Award, City People Movie Award, 2017

Special Recognition Award, City People Movie Award, 2018

He is an ambassador to a popular juice production company, Chivita.

In 2016, he endorsed MeritAbode Limited, owners of Emerald Estate.

Additionally, he became a brand ambassador for Western Lotto in 2017.

He signed the deal along with other prominent entertainers like Olu Jacobs, Osita Iheme, Zack Orji, Ramsey Nouah, Alex Usifo, 2face, Olamide and AY Makun.

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Jide Kosoko

Jide Kosoko movies

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)


The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

King of Boys (2018)

Merrymen (2019)

Bling Lagosians (2019)

Love is war (2019)


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