Happy Birthday to Jide Kosoko: Celebrating a Nollywood Icon

On January 12, 2024, celebrated Nollywood Yoruba actor Jide Kosoko turned 70 years old, and the entertainment industry and his fans took to social media to celebrate the milestone. Kosoko has been a prominent figure in the Nigerian film industry for decades, with a career spanning over four decades. In this blog post, we will explore Jide Kosoko’s life, career, and legacy in Nollywood.


Early Life and Career

Jide Kosoko was born on January 12, 1954, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the son of the late Prince Akinlaye Adeyemi Kosoko, a veteran actor and producer in the Nigerian film industry. Jide Kosoko began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in several television productions and stage plays. He made his film debut in the 1980 film “Ashiru Ejire,” which was directed by Adebayo Salami.

Career in Nollywood

Jide Kosoko’s career in Nollywood began in the 1990s, and he quickly became one of the most sought-after actors in the industry. He has appeared in over 300 films, including “Ogun Ajaye,” “Out of Luck,” “The Figurine,” and “Last Flight to Abuja.” He has won several awards for his performances, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010

Legacy in Nollywood

Jide Kosoko’s contributions to the Nigerian film industry have been significant, and he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Nollywood. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry, and his talent and dedication have inspired many actors and filmmakers. His legacy in Nollywood will continue to inspire future generations of actors and filmmakers.

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Birthday Celebrations

Jide Kosoko’s 70th birthday was celebrated by his family, friends, and fans on social media. His daughters, Sola Kosoko and Bidemi Kosoko, took to Instagram to share heartfelt messages and photos of their father. Fans and colleagues also shared their well wishes, with many expressing their admiration for the veteran actor and his contributions to the Nigerian film industry.

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