Biography Profile: Jide Kosoko

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Omoba Jide Kosoko (born January 12, 1954 in Lagos Island, Nigeria) is a Nigerian film actor and a film director. Jide started his acting career back in 1964.

Birth Name Jide Kosoko
Birth Date / Age January 12, 1954 (age 65)
Birth Place Lagos Island, Nigeria
Residence Lagos State, Nigeria
Home Town Lagos State
Nationality Nigerian
Gender Male
Other Names
  • Omoba Jide Kosoko
  • Omo Oba Jide Kosoko
Spouse(s) Henrietta Kosoko (died 2016), Karimat Kosoko
  • Sola Kosoko (Daughter)
  • Bidemi Kosoko (Daughter)
  • Tunji Kosoko (Son)
Relationship Status Married
Relationship Type Heterosexual
  • Film actor
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years Active 1964 – present
Associated acts
  • Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello)
  • Yinka Quadri
Net Worth $700,000
  • n/a
  • Oluwasindara Abina (Granddaughter)
Skin Complexion Light Skin
Hair Color Black hair
Body Art none
Body Type Average Body
Religion Christian
  • Yoruba
  • English
  • Business Administration
Alma mater
  • Yaba College of Technology
Mobile Phone No
Mobile Phone No: n/a
Social Media Handles
Social Fb: officialjidekosoko
Twi: @jide_kosoko
Ig: jidekosoko


Early life

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


Jide began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 in a television production Makanjuola. He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both Yoruba and English Genres.

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

Kosoko has also written and produced his own films and stage plays which include Ogun Ahoyaya. Kosoko became visible during the Video film era, producing his own film, Asiri nla in 1992, starring in Asewo to re Mecca and Tunde Kelani’s Ti Oluwa Ni’Le part 2.


In an interview with “Gbajumo Osere” Kosoko stated that his parent are not in support of his career as an actor until when people and the likes of Hubert Ogunde intervened to the matter then his parent realized it is somehow the right choice for him.

Personal life

Kosoko is married to two wives; Karimat and Henrietta with children and grandchildren. He is the father of popular Nollywood Actresses Bidemi and Shola Kosoko.


  • Nkan La (1992)
  • Oro Nla (1993)
  • Out of Luck
  • Ghetto Bred (2018)
  • Sister Sister(2018)
  • Bipolar (Amodi) 2018
  • The Department (2015)
  • Doctor Bello (2013)
  • The Meeting (2012)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (2012)
  • I’ll Take My Chances (2011)
  • The Figurine (2009)
  • Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demon (2018)
  • Jenifa
  • The Figurine (2009)
  • Last Flight to Abuja (2012)
  • King of Boys (2018)