Veteran Nigerian actor, Jide Kosoko has mentioned that he never dreamt of becoming a polygamist.
In a recent interview with Vanguard, the movie god highlighted some of the goods and ills that are inherent in the Nigerian movie world.
According to the 67-year-old actor, when he was growing up, he never dreamt for a second that he would be a polygamist even though he came out as a product of one.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko
“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 businesswoman. I craved for somebody who was in the same field as 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”.
He also added that his first and second marriages crumbled when he lost both women to childbirth.
“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” he explained.
However, he also added that sometimes some Nollywood actors and actresses sleep with each other.
“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” he explained.