CELEBRITY GIST: Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie is considered the godfather of Nollywood. He has been into acting as far back as in the 80’s when he played the lead role as ‘Okonkwo‘ in – Things Fall Apart, 1987; we salute him at Nollywood Community!
PETE EDOCHIE FACTS
Below are 10 facts to know about Pete Edochie, Nollywood legendary actor and godfather of the industry:
1. Pete received an award for his lead role in Chinua Achebe’s TV Drama series – Things Fall Apart. Because of that, BBC flew down to Nigeria to interview him for his great performance in the play.
2. Pete is a very devout Christian from Anambra state. He was born on the 7th of March, 1947.
3. He got married at the tender age of 22 and he is blessed with 6 children who are all graduates. According to him, he bought a car for each of them. He also has 5 Grandchildren.
4. Two of his sons – Linc Edochie and Yul Edochie are both talented actors in Nollywood. His brother’s wife – Rita Edochie is also a veteran actress in the Industry
5. Edochie is very strict in nature just like his roles in movies. He is also known for his usage of African Proverbs in movies.
6. Pete participated in the Nigeria Civil War in 1967 and he also worked with the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation in 1967.
7. His beard has been a great pride to him as he has never shaved it since he was 23 years. According to Pete Edochie, ‘the beard gives him character and he would not shave it off for any amount‘.
8. He is popularly known for his unique roles in movies ranging from a Big man, a Cult leader, a King or a Native doctor.
9. He has featured in over 100 Nigerian movies and has received so many awards for h active performance in the industry.
10. Pete was kidnapped in 2009, on his way to an event in Anambra state. Fortunately, he was released the next day.
- 🌟Bonus fact: Pete Edochie memes with proverbs have become extremely popular lately, especially on social media sites.
Pete Edochie is indeed a Legend of Nollywood and he continues to remain one of the best actors in Africa and also a role model to many, including us at Nollywood Community!
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