“I never knew my mother also watched it and laid an ambush for me. So when I got home, I got the best beating of my life that day. But to God be the glory, I continued to convince them that I will try as much as possible not to let it affect my academics.
The veteran actor said that fame in the entertainment industry is easy to attain but only a well-trained actor can remain relevant for a long time.
“What I continue to tell people now is that you need to be trained. Getting popularity may come as luck sometimes but the truth is that if you are not trained, you may fall.”
When asked to express his opinion about the country on the 57th Independence Day celebration, in comparison to the situation of things in October 1st, 1960, he said, “Development continues, no doubt about that, but then, we had more peace. We cannot really compare because of the population of Nigeria, back then. There has been a tremendous change, both positive and negative.
“I continue to be a very happy Nigerian. We are intelligent by all standards. We are smart, although we are not using it for the development of the country. But then, I am happy to belong to the most populous country in Africa.”
I Got The Beating Of My Life After My First Performance – Jide Kosoko _ Veteran Actor, Jide Kosoko has said starting up entertainment as a child actor was a herculean task as he had to combat with his parent’s approval. _ Speaking on Channels Television, Rubbin’ Minds, Kosoko said both his father and mother didn’t approve his sojourn into the entertainment scene as a child and his mother even flogged him bitterly after she saw his first performance. _ “Back then, no parent wanted their child to come into this (Entertainment Industry). Especially my father will tell me, “Jide you are a royal Prince of Lagos, you should not be entertaining people, in fact, people should be entertaining you. _ “My mother was a bit on the aggressive side, she doesn’t take it easy with me at all but I was able to maneuver.” _ Read more at www.playground.ng