Jide Kosoko Bio| Age, Wives, Children And Movies

Jide Kosoko is a well received Nigerian actor, filmmaker, director and producer, born on January 12, 1954 in Lagos to the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island, Nigerian.

Jide Kosoko has clock 66 years old on 12 of January in 2020. I know you will be surprise but that is just the real age of the veteran actor, you can also check it out since he was born on 1954 and he will be 70 years old on 12 January 2024.

Jide Kosoko Age: 66 years old (2020)


Here you will have knowledge about the family Jide Kosoko belongs to, background, education, when he started is career, some of his movies and more.

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

He started his career in early age in 1964 with a television production Makanjuola. He has featured in so many Nigerian movies both English and Yoruba languages.

Jide Kosoko was brought up in  Ebute Metta in Lagos State and acting as a profession was inspired to him by Ogunde he 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, play the role of a actor called Alabi in Makanjuola movie. Since then Jide Kosoko has continued with acting, he performed with the Awada Kerikeri group alongside with Sunday Omobolanle, Lanre Hassan and Oga Bello and had guest appearances on the T.V. Show, New Masquerade. He formed his own group theatre troupe in 1972.

Jide Kosoko Movie’s

Some of Jide Kosoko Movie’s and years produced are:

  • Nkan La in 1992
  • Oro Nla in 1993
  • Out of Luck
  • The Department in 2015
  • Gidi Up in 2014 (TV Series)
  • Doctor Bello in 2013
  • The Meeting in 2012
  • Last Flight to Abuja in 2012
  • I’ll Take My Chances in 2011
  • The Figurine in 2009
  • Jenifa
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel
  • King of Boys in 2018


Jide Kosoko is married to two wives, their names are Karimat and Henrietta and they are blessed with children and grandchildren.

Jide Kosoko is the father of popular Nollywood actresses Bidemi Kosoko and Shola Kosoko.

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