Jide Kosoko gets new endorsement deal

Happy times are here again for veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, as R gathered that the light-skinned actor, who lost his wife recently, has been named as the brand ambassador for MeritAbode Limited, owners of Emerald Estates.

The new deal came at a time when Kosoko was still mourning the death of Henrietta, who died of complications arising from diabetes and was buried in Delta State weeks ago.

The deal, which was said to have fetched Kosoko some millions of naira, would have been announced before now, but had to be put on hold until after the burial of his wife.

Sharing the news with R in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, the actor said he was proud to be associating with MeritAbode because of what the company stands for.

According to him, the deal came when he was not expecting it but when he considered the offer and what the company represents in terms of encouraging and helping people to build and buy houses at affordable rates, he could not say no to the offer.

Asked how much the deal fetched him, Kosoko said he would not want to reveal the monetary benefits of the deal but would rather implore his colleagues and Nigerians to avail themselves the opportunity to own their houses.

“The deal had been on for a long time, but I had to consider it before I signed. I was about to sign and be announced as their ambassador but Henrietta’s death forced us to keep it under wraps. Now that I am gradually getting back to work, I feel this is the best time to let Nigerians know what I am up to,” he said.