Why I Married More Than One Wife — Jide Kosoko



Jide Kosoko

Nollyood veteran made headlines after his first and known wife Henrietta Kosoko moved out of their matrimonial home because the 61 year old actor had married another woman, reportedly named Alhaja Kareem. The man himself in an interview with Vanguard explained the reason he took in another woman.

He said he didn’t plan it. Excerpts from the interview

Some of your children and fans were not happy when you took two wives. What’s your comment?

I never envisaged being a polygamist though I am a product of one. My parents didn’t support it too. 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 got was from your better half and that was how the second woman came to be. Along the line, I lost the two to childbirths within 11months interval.

I had seven children as 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 was not intentional but God’s design over which I do not have power.

Do you mind sharing those things that led to your marrying two women again?

The situation that surrounded marrying my wives made me go for the two.


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