Jide Kosoko Biography, Net Worth, Awards, Career

Jide Kosoko popularly known as Prince Jide Kosoko is a Nigerian actor who has made a name for himself in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He was born on January 12, 1954, in Lagos, Nigeria. Jide Kosoko is a veteran in the Nigerian movie industry and has appeared in over 300 films. He is known for his versatile acting skills, and for his ability to interpret various roles with ease. In this article, we will take a close look at his life, career, personal life, and net worth.


Jide Kosoko began his acting career in 1964 as a child actor in a television production titled ‘Makanjuola’. He continued to act in several stage productions and TV dramas before making his big break in the movie industry in the early 80s. Since then, he has appeared in over 300 films including the popular Nollywood hit movies ‘Ogun Ajaye’, ‘The Figurine’, ‘Ija Orogun’, ‘Jenifa’, ‘October 1’, ‘Last Flight to Abuja’, ‘Boluwa’, and ‘Arugba’ among others.

The talented actor has won several awards for his performances including the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for his role in the movie ‘The Figurine’ in 2010. He has also been nominated for several awards such as the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) for his role in the movie ‘When Love Happens’.


Movie Title Year
The Figurine 2009
Jenifa 2008
Arugba 2008
When Love Happens 2014
October 1 2014
Last Flight to Abuja 2012
Boluwa 2013

You can watch some of Jide Kosoko’s performances on his YouTube channel.

Personal Life

Jide Kosoko is a family man and has been married four times. He is currently married to his fourth wife, Henrietta Kosoko who was also an actress before she passed away in 2016. He has several children including popular actresses, Shola Kosoko and Bidemi Kosoko.

Jide Kosoko attended Yaba College of Technology where he studied Business Administration.

Jide Kosoko is also a car collector and owns several luxury cars including a Range Rover and a Mercedes-Benz. He also owns a beautiful mansion located in Lagos, Nigeria.

Net Worth

Jide Kosoko’s net worth is estimated at $850,000, equivalent to about ₦325 million naira, ₵1,155,018 Canadian dollars, ₵2,810,146 Ghana cedi, ₹67,010,264 Indian rupees, €731,428 South African rand,
20,520,898 Ugandan shillings.

Awards and Nominations

Jide Kosoko has won several awards in recognition of his contributions to the Nigerian movie industry.

  • African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role – ‘The Figurine’ (2010)
  • African Movie Academy Special Recognition Award (2013)
  • Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor – ‘The Department’ (2016)

In conclusion, Jide Kosoko is a prominent Nigerian actor who has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

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