Veteran Nigerian actor Jide Kosoko is known to have more than one wife.
In an interview with Vanguard on March 28, 2015 he explained the reasons why he decided to venture into a polygamous marriage.
"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."
The actor who has more than 12 children explains that despite the fact that he has more than one wife, he performs his role as a father and husband and remains a role model to many people.