In the afternoon of Tuesday, June 7, 2016, when encomium.ng paid a condolence visit to number 4, Olanrewaju Street, Chemist bus stop, Bariga, Lagos, in honour of adorable actress, Henrietta Kosoko, 52, who died in the morning of Monday, June 6, the atmosphere was sober.
The widower, veteran actor Prince Jide Kosoko, 62, was distraught. He was being consoled by actors and marketers, but he appeared lost.
Dressed in white kaftan and slippers, Kosoko was mumbling and talking, in apparent distress.
He told those present, ‘Iyawo Keta; s’e awon aye oni m’aka fun mi?’ ( This is the third wife l have lost; won’t people be counting, keeping records?
Kosoko made the statement around 2:20 pm as we settled among sympathizers under the canopy.
In October 1992 and November 1993, he lost two wives in about 13 months, and described the episodes in an interview with Encomium Weekly when he turned 60 in June 2014 as a very sad period.
And now in 2016, another wife, his most popular better half died from diabetes complications at home in Bariga. Already, many snide remarks have dominated the social media, but many are behind the star actor, labeling the death as a necessary occurrence.