Jide Kosoko’s biography: net worth, age, sons, daughters, wife


Jide Kosoko’s biography: net worth, age, sons, daughters, wife

Nollywood veteran actor Jide Kosoko has been in the news over the last couple of hours. The first was when the veteran actor came in support of his daughter and actress Temiloluwa Kosoko against trolls.

The whole drama began on social media during the weekend when Temiloluwa Kosoko, who is the youngest daughter of the thespian and late actress, Henrietta Kosoko joined the ongoing #NobodyLikesWomen trend started by Simi on social media.

Temiloluwa Kosoko used the opportunity to reveal how numerous critics have continued to disregard her acting prowess mainly because of her father’s influence.

The upcoming actress shared a photo on her Instagram page with a caption alluding to derogatory words from critics as she wrote, ‘She no get talent, she is just enjoying her father’s grace.’

In another report, Prince Jide Kosoko stressed that President Mohammadu Buhari is not corrupt.

The veteran actor disclosed that he doesn’t regret campaigning for President Buhari in 2015 but stated that he’s disappointed in some of the actions of the President.

Jide Kosoko went on to say Nigerians are just doing trial and error when it comes to choosing the President.

The Nollywood star recent statement has, however, been received with mixed reactions on and off social media.

This article is focused on what you should know about Jide Kosoko, continue reading to see more.

Profile Summary

Full NamePrince Jide Kosoko
Date of birth12th January 1954
Age67 years old in 2021
Place of birthLagos Island, Ikeja
State of OriginLagos state
Marital statusMarried to Alhaja Karimat

Jide Kosoko’s Biography

Jide Kosoko was born on the 12th of January 1954 in the Lagos Island area of Lagos state to a royal family, the reason he is called Prince Jide Kosoko. However, there are no details of who his parents or siblings are.

The veteran actor had an active childhood in Ebutte Meta; he was born a Nigerian and clocked 67 years old in 2021.


Prince Jide Kosoko finished from Yaba College of Education, Yaba, where he bagged an HND in Business Administration, however at 60, the Nollywood star went to Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, where he bagged a degree in Performing Arts.


Jide Kosoko has been involved in acting since when he was very young and is among the actor that started as child actors. At the age of 10 in 1964, Jide Kosoko acted in a stage play titled Makanjuola, which was produced by Ifelodun Traveling Theatre Group.  

Jide Kosoko gained attention after he participated in a pidgin English program titled Awada Kerikeri alongside prominent artists like Lanre Hassan, Oga Bello, and Sunday Omobolanle.

Over the years, he has worked with prominent artistes like Ini Edo, Sola Sobowale, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Jim Iyke, Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot, Sam Loco Efe, Majid Michel, Richard Mofe Damijo, among others.

Personal life

Jide Kosoko was married to four women, and three out of them are late, including Henrietta, who was a Nollywood actress until her death in June 2016. Jide Kosoko is now married to Alhaja Karimat.

The veteran actor is blessed with 12 children, but only a few of them are known to the media, and they are Bidemi, Shola, Temilade, Tunji, Muyiwa, and Tunde Kosoko.

Net worth

Jide Kosoko is reportedly worth $700,000.

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