Fair and beautiful actress, Bidemi Kosoko who is the daughter of veteran actor Jide Kosoko has had her fair share of controversies in the entertainment industry.

In a recent encounter with Saturday Beats, the Yoruba movie star opens up on rivalries in the entertainment industry and why some actors preferred to marry their colleagues.

Bidemi Kosoko
Bidemi Kosoko

She said: “Some actresses are considered as rivals and some have even declared it openly, but I do not have a rival and I am not in a competition with anyone. Rivalry only builds hatred and there is too much hatred in the world; we need love and peace.”

“When it also comes to the choice of a lifetime, everyone should do what they think will work for them; there’s no ‘go-to manual’ when it comes to marriage. One man’s food is another man’s poison.”

“I have paid a high price for being in the limelight so there is a limit to what I can do. I cannot do some things because the world may not see it as I see it. I cannot even walk down the street without being harassed or stared at or experience something like that,” she added.

Bidemi Kosoko
Bidemi Kosoko

Bidemi Kosoko also added that she would love to surpass the achievements of her father, Prince Kosoko, in the movie industry because children “are meant to be better than their parents”.

“I would say that being the daughter of a veteran actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, didn’t help me in terms of popularity and in helping me to get favour in the movie industry. I don’t get jobs because I am a Kosoko, I get movie roles because some directors and producers see my capabilities and talent and need them.”

Bidemi Kosoko
Bidemi Kosoko

“Nonetheless, in some cases, my father’s name has opened doors for me and also given me soft landings where there might have been difficulties. I don’t know people’s expectations regarding my career, but I intend to be better than Jide Kosoko. Aren’t children meant to be better than their parents?”