Prince Jide Kosoko is a popular Nollywood actor, producer and a television personality. He was born on the 12th of January 1954 to the Kosoko Royal family in Lagos Island, Lagos State.
Jide is a very skillful, creative and highly talented actor who has made immense contribution to the movie industry in Nigeria. In short, the success of the industry cannot be complete without the mention of his name. He interprets movie roles and take up any character allotted him by movie directors and producers perfectly. His long years and experience of acting has placed him as a strong pillar in the movie industry in Nigeria.
Jide Kosoko had his primary and secondary education in Lagos Island, Lagos State. He later proceeded to Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos to obtain a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration. Since then, he has remained very active contributing positively to the development of Nollywood in Nigeria.
His acting career actually began at a very tender age in 1964, in a television production titled “Makanjola”. He is a prolific and successful actor having featured in over 200 several Nollywood movies, including Yoruba and English.
Among the movie collections to his credit :
- Oro Nla
- Out of Luck
- The Department
- Gidi UP
- Doctor Bello
- Last Flight to Abuja
- I will take My Chances
- Voiceless Scream and many others.
The ever active Jide has featured with Nollywood celebrities in the likes of Genevieve, Desmond Elliot, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Ini Edo and several others. He currently features in a drama series “ Palace” on Africa Independent Television (AIT) every Sunday evening.
Jide Kosoko has won many awards including:
- The City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to the growth of Nigeria movie industry.
- Best Actor in a supporting role at the Africa Academy Awards.
- Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best Nollywood Awards.
Jide was appointed an Ambassador for Western Lotto with veteran Nollywood Actors like Olu Jacob, Zack Orji, Alex Usifo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and many other celebrities.
A successful producer and actor, he successfully produced his own Nollywood movie titled “Asiri Nla” which was a blockbuster movie. This movie received wide acceptance from millions of Nigerians and beyond.
Jide is currently married to Karimat Kosoko after the death of his first wife, Herrietta Kosoko, a Nollywood actress and the marriage is blessed with three children and grand children. He is also the father of a popular Nollywood actress, Shola Kosoko.
His Net Worth
Jide Kosoko is highly talented and is rated one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most influential Nollywood actors in Nigeria with a net worth of about $7 million dollars.