Jide kosoko was born on January 12, 1954 in Lagos to the Kosoko royal family of Lagos Island. He studied business administration at Yaba College of Technology.He began his acting career as a child actor in 1964 in a television production Makanjuola. He has featured in several Nollywood movies of both English and Yoruba Genres.
The young Kosoko grew up in Ebute Metta and was inspired by the success of Hubert Ogunde to go into acting, when an acquaintance
He is married to two wives; Karimat and Henrietta with children and grandchildren. He is the father of popular Nollywood Actresses Bidemi and Shola Kosoko.
Happy birthday to him.