Veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko has opened up on why actors date one another and end up in bed.
In an interview with VANGUARD the widower of Henrietta Kosoko revealed that actors aren’t philanderers.
“That is far from the truth,” he said.
Sighting actors as very disciplined, Kosoko disclosed that, “In fact, we are one of the professions whose members are very disciplined. People tend to make noise out of everything we do as public figures. That is not to say we do not date or sleep with one another. The profession is a blessed one and people should please see the good side of our profession too. We educate, entertain, admonish, enlighten the world through our artistic works.”
Talking on life as a polygamist, Kosoko whose daughters—Sola Kosoko-Abina and Bidemi are in the movie industry said his choice for polygamy was God-ordained.
“ I never envisaged being a polygamist though I am a product of one. My parents didn’t support it either. My first wife was a business woman. I craved for somebody who was in the same field with me. In those days, the best advice you can get is from your better half and that was how the second woman came to be. Along the line, I lost the two to child births within 11 months interval. I had seven children at that time, so I didn’t plan remarrying or having more children again. But after much persuasion from my doctor and relatives, I decided to have a woman with the agreement of not having more children but a complete African woman will 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.”
Does he enjoy being a celebrity?
Well, he replied, “It has robbed me of my privacy. The moment you become a public figure, your life becomes other people’s business. You have to pretend to be a gentleman even when you are a rascal. We learn to stage-manage our lives even when we are not on set. Many of us have learnt to live a fake life to suit and keep our fans, people who see us as role models. “