A Movie Icon: An Highlight of Some of Jide Kosoko’s Memorable Performances in Movies

Jide Kosoko is a veteran Nigerian actor known for his versatile performances across movies, TV shows, and stage productions. Here are some of his most iconic roles and performances:

Jide Kosoko
Jide Kosoko

“Taxi Driver” (1983): Jide Kosoko played the lead role in this classic movie, which showcased his exceptional acting skills and solidified his reputation as a talented actor. His portrayal of a taxi driver facing various challenges in Lagos resonated with audiences.


“Ogun Ajaye” (1985): In this Yoruba-language film, Jide Kosoko portrayed a powerful and cunning deity known as “Ogun Ajaye.” His performance as a deity dealing with human affairs was widely praised for its intensity and authenticity. Read also

Doctor Bello” (2013): In this medical-themed drama, Jide Kosoko played the role of a wise and supportive father to the lead character, a physician played by Isaiah Washington. His portrayal added emotional depth to the film’s storyline. Read also 


“Last Flight to Abuja” (2012): Jide Kosoko delivered a remarkable performance as a worried father whose daughter was on a doomed flight. His emotional portrayal of a parent dealing with uncertainty and grief added emotional weight to the film’s narrative.


Stage Productions: Jide Kosoko has also excelled in stage performances. His roles in stage plays such as “The Gods are Not To Blame” and “Koseegbe” showcased his ability to captivate audiences with his live acting skills and powerful stage presence.


“Saworoide” (1999): In this Yoruba-language film directed by Tunde Kelani, Jide Kosoko portrayed the character of Chief Bassey Esu, a corrupt politician. His performance as a conniving and manipulative leader was widely acclaimed.


“Aje Ni Iya Mi” (2002): In this Yoruba-language film, Jide Kosoko played the role of a struggling father facing financial difficulties. His portrayal of a determined and caring parent resonated with audiences and showcased his ability to connect with his characters.

These are just a few examples of Jide Kosoko’s iconic roles and performances that have left a lasting impact on Nigerian cinema and beyond. His versatility, emotional depth, and ability to bring characters to life have made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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