Prince Jide Kosoko, one of Nigeria’s most known stars, has been acting for over six decades.
He has been in both Yoruba and English-language films, and he has the aura of a colossus.
He is so talented that peers describe him as a chameleon when it comes to assuming characters to translate his positions. The legendary actor is being undressed here on a variety of topics, including the industry and his personal life.
Poor reporting is simply unacceptable. I can’t put my finger on the worst. I decided not to respond because I believe I am greater than them. Furthermore, the more I react, the more copies are sold. At this point, I don’t need to cry over spilt milk.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, we are one of the professions with the most disciplined members. People make a big deal out of everything we do as public figures. That isn’t to say we don’t date or sleep together. The profession is a blessed one, and people should see the positive aspects of it as well. Through our artistic works, we educate, entertain, admonish, and enlighten the world.
A single film does not catapult an actor to stardom; rather, consistency does. When people see a particular face in a good production, they will take note of it, and as time passes, they will reckon with it. And that is how fame comes to be. That is why I despise some of my colleagues who believe they can transform a single actor into a celebrity overnight. A steady stream of high-quality film productions propelled me into the spotlight.
It has taken away my privacy. When you become a public figure, your life becomes the concern of others. Even if you are a rascal, you must pretend to be a gentleman. Even when we are not on set, we learn to stage-manage our lives. Many of us have learnt to live a fake life to suit and keep our fans, people who see us as role models.
I never imagined myself as a polygamist, despite the fact that I am a product of one. My parents were also opposed. My first wife was a successful businesswoman. I for someone who worked in the same profession as me. Back then, the best advice you could get was from your better half, which is how the second woman came to be. Along the way, I lost both to childbirths within 11 months of each other. I had seven children at the time, so I had no intention of remarrying or having more children. But, after much persuasion from my doctor and relatives, I decided to have a woman with the understanding that I would not have any more children, but a true African woman would not agree to that One thing led to the other and I got two women again. So being a polygamist is not intentional but God’s design which I do not have a right over.