By Tunde OLowu.
Popular Nollywood actor, Mr Jide Kosoko has owned up to the fact that he is a diabetic patient, disclosing that he has in actual fact been grappling with the ailment for close to eighteen (18)years.
Making the revelation while speaking at a Nigeria Entertainment Industry health insurance lecture series held in Lagos, Kosoko,aged 60, was however quick to tell his audience that he was able to contain the sickness seen and known as a killer of the young, old, wealthy and poor in society through the special grace of God.
He quipped to the consternation of those present at the event “Yes I thank the Lord, but I have been able to contain my medical challenge because of my cordial relationship with my doctor.
Jide Kosoko who was apparently inspiring his colleagues on healthy lifestyle, lamented the non challant attitude of many nollywood actors towards their health , a situation which he sorrowfully noted was responsible for the alarming rate of deaths recorded within their fold in recent times.
He therefore admonished artists in the country to take the issue of their health more seriously to stem the tide of sudden deaths.