Yoruba movie actress, Henrietta Kosoko died today at the age of 53. In addition to being a veteran in the industry, the talented role interpreter was also a loving mother.
While most people know about the actress’s marriage to legendary actor, Jide Kosoko, here are 17 things you might not have known about the actress popularly known as ‘Omolade‘.
1. Henrietta is a native of Delta state.
2. Her native name is Emumejiakpo.
3. Her family has strong ties with Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state. By that fact, Henrietta was a daughter-of-the-soil.
4. Henrietta was the second wife of Nollywood veteran and former President of Association of Theatre Practitioners of Nigeria (ANTP), Jide Kosoko.
6. Henrietta first met and fell in love with Jide Kosoko when, the veteran actor and his group came to show a film around her area in Mushin.
7. Jide Kosoko re-married Alhaja Kareemat Kosoko and the late Henrietta Kosoko after losing his first two wives to untimely death.
8. Though, the loving mother was acting before she met her husband, it was Jide Kosoko who influenced her to go into acting full time.
9. She became famous in 1995, when she played the lead in the movie ‘Omolade‘.
10. Henrietta had a set of twins, Taiye and Kehinde from a previous marriage.
11. Until her death, she managed her son’s (L.T) music career.
12. Last year, she was involved in a ghastly motor accident along Sagamu-Abeokuta road that almost took her life.
13. Her son, L.T(Taiwo) dedicated one of his tracks, Delta to his mom who survived an auto crash.
14. Henrietta Kosoko, last week celebrated her 53rd birthday.
15. Henrietta Kosoko is a step mom to Sola and Bidemi Kosoko.
16. Sadly, the 53-year-old actress passed away earlier today after she slummed at home and was was rushed to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.
17.According to a source close to the family, she was battling with diabetics before she slummed and went into comma.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.