Jide Kosoko

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Jide Kosoko
Babajide Kosoko

(1954-01-12)12 January 1954
Other namesOfredoma
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1964-present

Jide Kosoko is a Nigerian actor.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born on January 12, 1954 in Lagos to the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island. He studied business administration at Yaba College of Technology.[6] 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.[7]

The young Kosoko grew up in Ebute Metta and was inspired by the success of Hubert Ogunde to go into acting, when an acquaintance [8] 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 [9] played a character called Alabi.[10] Kosoko continued with acting, he performed with the Awada Kerikeri group consisting of Sunday Omobolanle, Lanre Hassan and Oga Bello,[11] and had guest appearances on the T.V. Show, New Masquerade.[12] In 1972, he formed his own group theatre troupe.[11]

He has written and produced his own films and stage plays including Ogun Ahoyaya.[13] Kosoko became visible during the Video film era, producing his own film, Asiri n la in 1992, starring in Asewo to re Mecca[10] and Tunde Kelani's Ti Oluwa Ni'Le part 2.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to two wives; Karimat and Henrietta[6] with children and grandchildren.[2]

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

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "How I survived car crash – Jide Kosoko". punchng.com. Archived from the original on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "I would have been disappointed if none of my children became an actor – Jide Kosoko". punchng.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Jide Kosoko reveals he has diabetes". dailypost.ng. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ "My life as Jide Kosoko's daughter—Abidemi Kosoko". tribune.com.ng. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Dad doesn't know how to discipline kids— Jide Kosoko's daughter". punchng.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b Yetunde Bamidele. "Nollywood Actor, Jide Kosoko talks about life at the age of 60". Naij. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jide Kosoko: A true actor at 60". Daily Independent. January 18, 2014. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "I Got The Beating Of My Life After My First Performance – Jide Kosoko • Channels Television". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  9. ^ PM NEWS Nigeria. 2014-02-11.
  10. ^ a b Duru, Anthonia (2015-07-23). "Nigeria: Jide Kosoko - Thespian With Panache". Daily Independent (Lagos). Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  11. ^ a b "How Ogunde inspired me into acting – Veteran actor Jide Kosoko - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  12. ^ Abraham, Anthony Ada (2016-02-22). "Nigeria: I Will Bring Back the New Masquerade - Chief Zebrudaya". Leadership (Abuja). Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  13. ^ "I AM A PRINCE, BUT I WON'T BE OBA â€" JIDE KOSOKO". Nigerian Voice. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  14. ^ "'The Department' Watch Osas Ighodaro, OC Ukeje, Majid Michel in trailer". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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