Prince Jide Kosoko is a famous Nollywood actor, producer and a television personality. He was born on 12th January 1954 in a royal family in Lagos Island, Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 64 years old. He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria.
Jide Kosoko completed both his primary and secondary school education in Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Jide Kosoko proceeded to Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) in Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration.
He began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 in a television production titled “Makanjuola”. He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba genres.
Jide Kosoko is currently married to two beautiful wives namely Mrs. Karimat Kosoko and Nollywood actress Henritta Kosoko and the marriage is currently blessed with three children and grandchildren. His three children names are Shola Kosoko, Bidemi Kosoko and Tunji Kosoko. He is currently the father of popular Nollywood Actress Shola Kosoko.
Jide Kosoko has won the City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood). Jide Kosoko apart from acting is also a professional movie producer. In 1992, he produced his own Nollywood film titled “Asiri Nla” which was a blockbuster movie.
Jide Kosoko has featured in several movies and television shows. In 1992, he acted in a movie titled “Nkan La”. In 1993, he acted in a movie titled “Oro Nla” and “Out of Luck”. In 2015, he acted in a movie titled “The Department”.
In 2014, he acted in a TV series titled “Gidi Up”. In 2013, he acted in a movie titled “Doctor Bello”. In 2012, he acted in a movie titled “Last Flight to Abuja”. Jide Kosoko has worked with professional Nollywood celebrities like Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Sam Loco Efe, Majid Michel, OC Ukeje, Jim Iyke, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, amongst others.
In 2011, he acted in a movie titled “I Will Take My Chances”. In 2009, he acted in a movie titled “The Figurine” alongside with Ramsey Noah and “Jenifa” alongside with Funke Akindele. In 2018, he acted in the movie “Voiceless Scream”.
Jide Kosoko is currently one of the most gifted, most skillful, most creative and most talented actors in Nigeria. He has won several awards which include City People Movie Lifetime Achievement Awards, Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
Jide Kosoko is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.