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Jide Kosoko: Nigerian Actor Who Married Four Times

aisha Published On Fri Jul 24 2020   Modified On Fri Jul 24 2020
Jide Kosoko: Nigerian Actor Who Married Four Times

Jide Kosoko is an actor, producer, and director best known for his roles in 'Voiceless Scream' as Mr. Young, 'Pretty Little Thing' as Dr. Morgan, 'Love Is War' as Otunba Odeleye, 'The Bling Lagosians' as Baba Eko, and many more.

Kosoko January 12, 1954, in Lagos Island, Nigeria and has a star sign of Capricorn. Keep swiping down to know more interesting facts about Kosoko: 

Net worth: $2 million

The 'Lotanna' actor Jide Kosoko has accumulated an estimated net worth of $2 million from his varied career as an actor, producer, and director. He is considered to be one of the most richest and influential actors. 

A picture of Jide Kosoko.
Jide Kosoko who is worth $2 million.
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Education & Alma Mater

Kosoko then grew up in Ebute Metta where he attended Yaba College of Education and studied Business Administration there. Then he didn't further continue his studies as he was busy pursuing his career as an actor. 

At the age of 60, he got enrolled at Olabisi Onabanjo University where he studied Performing Arts.

Regreted About Not Studying

The 'Out of Luck' actor starting acting at a very early age of 10, so it was hard for him to focus on studies. The former Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, Alhaji Femi Okunnu advised him to get a good education and it was the reason he joined Yaba College of Technology.

As for now, he regrets not studying at his age because according to Kosoko, the people who are educated are not doing much as his contribution towards society. Kosoko believes that if he was more educated, he would have done many things for industry betterment.

Tragic Death Of Ex-wives

Kosoko has been married four times in his life but unfortunately among them, he lost three of them because of their tragic death. Kosoko's two wives died between the years 1992 to 1993. As his second wife died due to her complication arising from childbirth.

As for his third wife Henrietta Kosoko, she had a terrible accident at the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway where she was badly injured and was barely breathing. Then she was rushed to the hospital while also was a diabetes patient. Well, that was not the reason behind her death as she survived the crash.

A picture of Jide Kosoko late wife Henrietta Kosoko.
A picture of Jide Kosoko late wife Henrietta Kosoko.
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Later on June 6, 2016, she just slumped at her house and died after some while. Many people say that is was because of the complications of her accidents. 

Wife: Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko

After losing all his three wives, Kosoko said he won't be marrying anyone but was forced to marry because he was turning his house into a brothel. 

As Kosoko was a ladies man, he was into two relationships and was suggested to get married by his doctors. Later he decided to get married to one of his girlfriends. 

Jide Kosoko holding hands with his wife Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko.
Jide Kosoko holding hands with his wife Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko.
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While both girlfriends were intimated with him, both agreed to marry him. Since he couldn't say no to both, Kosoko married both his girlfriend late Henrietta Kosoko and Alhaja Kareemat Bimbo. After he got married to both of them, Kosoko's daughter Sola was very angry with his father as marrying two women at the same time was disrespectful to her demise mother.

Has Twelve Children From Different Marriages

'My London Slave' actor is blessed with twelve children from his four marriages with different women. From his first and second marriage, Kosoko had seven children from them. Then from his other two marriages, he gave birth to five children. 

Among his twelve children, six children are well educated and are passionate about filmmaking, four of them are into acting while the other two are studying cinematography abroad. 

Jide Kosoko with his children.
Jide Kosoko with his children.
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Among twelve children, only three children name has been known who are Bidemi Kosoko, Sola Kosoko, Tunji Kosoko.

Sola is the oldest child as she was born on January 7, 1980, in Lagos, Nigeria. She is an actor and is married to Abiodun Abinna since 2012 and is blessed with a child name Oluwasindara Abina. Bidemi was born on October 21, 1988, and is also an actor. 

Started His Career Since 1964

Kosoko was interested in acting since his childhood and started his career in 1964, as a child actor in a television production 'Makanjuola'. Then he got starred in various Nigerian movies which were in both English and Yoruba Languages. Kosoko is known for his movies like 'The Meeting', 'Love is War', 'The Department', 'The Figurine', 'Abeni', and, any more. 

Picture of Jide Kosoko in the movie 'Ife Adanwo'.
Picture of Jide Kosoko in the movie 'Ife Adanwo'.
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He is also a writer and producer of various movies and stage play of his own films like 'Ogun Ahoyaya', 'Asiri n la', 'Asewo to re Mecca', 'Ti Oluwa Ni'Le' part 2 and so on.

Social Media Presence

As for Kosoko's social media presence, he is active on Instagram and Facebook. He has gained around 218k followers on Instagram with the username 'jidekosoko' and followers on Facebook with the username 'officialjidekosoko'.

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