Jide Kosoko suspends celebration for contribution to Nollywood over economic hardship

Jide Kosoko

Actor Jide Kosoko has announced the suspension of an event to celebrate his 70th birthday and achievements in Nollywood because of Nigeria’s economic crisis.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, Jide appreciated his colleagues and fans who came up with the idea of celebrating his contributions to the movie industry.

Jide actually clocked 70 on January 12 and celebrated with friends, family, and well-wishers at a thanksgiving service.

Colleagues and fans of the actor had plans to honour him with a glamorous birthday celebration.

He said: “I want to use this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation to my colleagues who came up with the idea of celebrating me for my contributions to the industry growth and development of our industry while I am still alive and kicking.

“This also falls within the year of my 70th birthday. It is my sincere prayer that they will all remain relevant in all areas of human endeavours they find themselves in.

“I have discussed with them, and they reasoned, that the celebration should be put on hold, basically because of the current situation in the country and what the people are going through.”

“I am very sure that very soon, the challenges facing the country will be over and we will all be happy for it.

“I am putting it on hold because of the masses, of which I am part of. Thank you all for your understanding!” He added.

Musician K1 de Ultimate earlier suspended his own 67th birthday celebration for the same reason.