Jide Kosoko Biography: Wife, Children, Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, Wikipedia

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Biography

Omoba Jide Kosoko (born January 12, 1954) is a prominent Nigerian actor, director, and producer. He was born into a royal family, earning him the traditional title of prince or “omoba” in the Yoruba language.

He stands out as a celebrated figure in the Nigerian film industry, recognized for his multifaceted talents and significant contributions.

While primarily acknowledged for his acting and directorial prowess, Jide Kosoko‘s artistic capabilities extend beyond these domains. Engaging in producing and writing, he showcases remarkable flexibility and unwavering dedication to the craft. His ability to excel in various facets of the profession reflects his profound commitment and passion for storytelling.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Omoba Babajide Kosoko
Stage Name: Jide Kosoko
Born: 12 January 1954 (age 70 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos Island, Lagos
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Yaba College of Technology
Height: 1.71 m
Parents: Kosoko Royal family
Siblings: Idowu Ojulari Kosoko, Olufunmi Kosoko, Odunsi Kosoko, Ladega Kosoko, Ogunbambi Kosoko, Akinsanya Kosoko, Ogunjobi Kosoko, Akimosa Kosoko, Ibiyemi Kosoko, Adebajo Kosoko, Matimoju Kosoko, Adeniyi Kosoko, Isiyemi Kosoko, Igbalu Kosoko, Oresanya Kosoko, Idewu-Ojulari Kosoko,
Spouse: Henrietta Kosoko (m. ?-2016), Karimat Kosoko
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Bidemi Kosoko, Shola Kosoko, Temilade Kosoko, Tunji Kosoko, Muyiwa Kosoko, Tunde Kosoko
Occupation: Actor • Producer
Net Worth: $700,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Jide Kosoko, born on January 12, 1954, in Lagos, Nigeria, hails from Lagos Island’s prestigious Kosoko royal family. While his parents’ names remain unknown to the media, they can be called Mr and Mrs Kosoko

Idowu Ojulari KosokoOlufunmi KosokoOdunsi KosokoLadega KosokoOgunbambi KosokoAkinsanya KosokoOgunjobi KosokoAkimosa KosokoIbiyemi KosokoAdebajo KosokoMatimoju KosokoAdeniyi KosokoIsiyemi KosokoIgbalu KosokoOresanya Kosoko, and Idewu-Ojulari Kosoko were among his numerous siblings. 

Prince Jide Kosoko attended the Yaba College of Technology and majored in business administration.

Career

Jide Kosoko embarked on his acting journey in 1964, captivating audiences with his role in the TV show Makanjuola. This early success and his admiration for the accomplished actor Hubert Ogunde ignited Jide‘s fervour for the theatre world.

Eager to immerse himself in the vibrant theatrical scene, he joined the Ifelodun travelling troupe. As his talent blossomed, Jide transitioned into the flourishing Nollywood industry, leaving an indelible mark in films catering to English and Yoruba-speaking audiences.

Renowned for his exceptional acting skills, Jide Kosoko showcased his versatility by portraying various characters, from comedic roles to powerful figures such as kings and fathers. Films like Asewo to re MeccaTi Oluwa Ni’Le Part 2, and Broken Chakkels testify to his enduring impact.

Yet, Jide Kosoko‘s talents extended beyond acting; he delved into directing and producing. Taking charge behind the camera, he steered projects like Eje Adegbengo and Omoge Campus, where his unique storytelling vision shone through.

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • 2017: City People Movie Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award (Image of City People Movie Awards trophy)
  • 2018: City People Movie Awards – Special Recognition Award (Image of City People Movie Awards trophy)

Nominations

  • 2021: Abuja International Film Festival – Outstanding Male Actor in “Love Castle” (Image of Abuja International Film Festival logo)
  • (Year not specified): Nigeria Entertainment Award – Best Supporting Actor
  • (Year not specified): Nigeria Entertainment Award – Best Actor (Indigenous)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @princejidekosoko
  • Twitter: @jideprince
  • Facebook: officialjidekosoko

Personal Life

Jide Kosoko, aged 70, a well-known actor, is married to Karimat Kosoko. However, he has had two previous marriages, both of which ended due to the passing of his wife. His first wife was Henrietta Kosoko, who sadly passed away in 2016. 

Despite these losses, Jide Kosoko is the proud father of six children: Bidemi KosokoShola KosokoTemilade KosokoTunji KosokoMuyiwa Kosoko, and Tunde Kosoko. His children have also followed their father’s footsteps and pursued careers in acting, with Bidemi Kosoko being one of them.

Jide Kosoko‘s daughter, Sola Kosoko, has a child named Oluwasindara Abina, which makes him a grandfather.

Net Worth

Jide Kosoko, a prominent Nigerian actor, has an estimated net worth of approximately $700,000. This substantial wealth has been acquired throughout his extensive and triumphant career in the Nigerian entertainment industry. 

Kosoko‘s journey in acting commenced during his childhood, and he has since taken part in numerous film and television productions, showcasing his talent in both English and Yoruba languages. Through his dedication and hard work, he has become a celebrated figure within the industry, contributing significantly to his financial success.

Filmography

  • 50/50 (1992)
  • Nkan La (1992)
  • Asiri-nla (Top Secret)[20] (1993) (also director)
  • Ibi ọmọ (Child’s Placenta) (1993)
  • Oro Nla (1993)
  • Aiye Ma Le (1994)
  • Ajeji (Stranger) (1994)
  • Anike Banana (1994)
  • Arewa Okunrun (Queen of the Dark) (1994)
  • Aye Lọja[26] (1994?) (also producer)
  • Eya (The Duplicate) (1994?) (also writer)
  • Glamour Girls (1994)
  • Iṣẹdalẹ (Tradition) (1994) (director and writer only)
  • Iya Buruku (The Bad Mother) (1994)
  • Iyawo Alarede (The Legal Wife) (1994?) (director only)
  • Iyawo Alhaji (The Story of Society in Decay) (1994)
  • Morẹnikẹ Alagolo (1994?) (also writer and producer)
  • Ọkọ Iya (Step Father) (1994) (also writer)
  • Olaiyonu (Evils of Fortune) (1994)
  • Olorun Anu (The Merciful God) (1994)
  • Adegbesan (1995)
  • Agbelebu (1995) (also writer)
  • Ala Otito (True Dream) (1995)
  • Alamojuto (Caretaker) (1995)
  • Aye Olaju (Civilisation) (1995?)
  • Bantale (1995?) (also director)
  • Bukọla ọmọ daddy (1995?)
  • Bus Conductor (1995) (writer only)
  • Danfo Driver (1995) (also director and writer)
  • Deadly Affair (1995)
  • Diamond (1995?)
  • Dr Brown (1995)
  • Edunjobi (Twins) (1995) (also director and writer)
  • Eni Bi Okan (1995)
  • Ẹran ìyà (Scape Goat) (1995)
  • Ipo-ola (1995) (writer only)
  • Irawo Mi (My Star) (1995)
  • Itunu (Consolation) (1995?)
  • Koseegbe (1995)
  • Omo-olorire (Lucky Boy) (1995) (also director)
  • Adesewa (1996?) (director only)
  • Adetoun (1996)
  • Afomo (1996) (director and writer only)
  • Agbekele[52] (1996)
  • Aje Igboro (1996)
  • Arole[54] (1996) (also director and writer)
  • Ayo Ayo-Ju (Excessive Joy) (1996?)
  • B’aiyetigba (1996) (also director)
  • Binta My Daughter (1996)
  • Bolanle (1996)
  • Epon Agbo (1996)
  • In the Name of the Father (1996)
  • Lady Terror (1996) (also director)
  • Nemesis (1996) (also director and writer)
  • Never Again (1996)
  • Ohun Eniyan (Voice of the People) (1996)
  • Ojo Ayo (1996?)
  • Aiyedun[55] (1997?)
  • Alaba Meta (1997) (also director and writer)
  • Alejo Pataki (1997)
  • Aya Rere (The Good Bride) (1997)
  • Ere-Ese (1997)
  • Fake Dollars (1997?)
  • Ina-ife (1997)
  • Iku-Arewa (Death of a Queen) (1997?) (also director)
  • Pam Pam: From the Adventure of Lokko and Mambo (1997)
  • Soko Soja (1997) (also writer)
  • Area Father (1998)
  • Enulebo (1998?) (also director)
  • Highway to the Grave (2000)
  • Stupid! (2002)
  • Mr. President (Ààrẹ Apàsẹ Wàá) (2004)
  • Afefe Ti Fe… (2005) (also director)
  • Omorewa (2005?)
  • Jenifa (2008)
  • The Figurine (2009)
  • I’ll Take My Chances (2011)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (2012)
  • The Meeting (2012)
  • Doctor Bello (2013)
  • Dining with a Long Spoon (2014)
  • Gidi Up (2014) (TV Series)
  • Out of Luck (2015)
  • The Department (2015)
  • Hourglass (2016)
  • Alter Ego 1 (2017)
  • In Love Again (1997)
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)
  • One Lover Two Hearts (2017)
  • The Third Chance (2017)
  • Ghetto Bred (2018)
  • King of Boys (2018)
  • Kasala (2018)
  • Power of 1 (2018)
  • Stronger Together (2018)
  • Akpe: Return of the Beast (2019)
  • Bling Lagosians (2019)
  • House 69 (2019)
  • Love is War (2019)
  • Made in Heaven (2019)
  • Merrymen (2019)
  • More Than Just 4 Letters (2019)
  • Sugar Rush (2019)
  • Two Weeks in Lagos (2019)
  • The White Shadow (2019)
  • Dear Affy (2020)
  • Day of Destiny (2020)
  • Shadow Parties (2020)
  • Breaded Life (2021)
  • Love Castle (2021)
  • Kiki’s Dilemma (2021)
  • The Mystic River (2021) – Nigerian Series
  • Shadow Parties (2021)
  • Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman (2022)
  • Rising City of Dreams (2022)
  • The Stand Up (2022)
  • The Wildflower (2022)
  • Atunwa (2023)
  • A Bag of Trouble (2023)



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