There are not many actors in Nigeria, old or new, that are as respected, revered, and beloved as veteran Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie.
Pete Edochie burst onto the scene in the 1980s after playing the outstanding classic role of Okonkwo in the NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s best selling book, Things Fall Apart. Since then, Pete has been a tireless hardworker who has since gone on to star in countless Nollywood movies, some that were released as recently as this year.
As prolific and public as Pete is, his family has managed to successfully stay out of the limelight for the most part. Apart from his son, Yul Edochie who is also widely known, not much is known about his other children. In fact, a lot of people believe and incorrectly so, that Yul is Pete’s only child. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, Pete has 6 children and of all 6 children, Yul is the youngest.
So…who are these other mystery 5 children? Well, that’s what I’m here to fill you in on today. Are you ready? Let’s go!
First Child: Leo Edochie.
Leo Edochie is Pete Edochie’s first child and first son. Unlike his father, Leo didn’t choose to go into the entertainment industry. He is instead the CEO of Solotone Global Ventures Limited, a company that specializes in Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC & Construction, as well as in procurement of specialized tools in the oil and gas industry.
He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka and is married with children.
Second child: Uche Edochie
Uche Edochie is the second son of the Pete Edochie family. He was born in 1975 and has been married to his wife Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo for 16 years. Uche took from his father’s creative gene but not in the acting department. Uche is a Nigerian postwar and contemporary painter, interior designer, photographer, and entrepreneur. His artwork has been sold at numerous auctions. He’s been blessed with three children – two girls and one boy.
Third child: Linc Edochie
Lincoln Edochie aka Linc Edochie is Pete’s third son. He took a lot from his father’s creative genes. Linc is an actor, director, and scriptwriter who started professionally acting in 1995.
He too is married with children.
Fourth child: Gene Edochie
Gene Edochie is the fourth son of Pete Edochie. Like his elder brother, Uche, Gene is also an interior designer and photographer. He is also the managing Director of Space Calibre Ltd, an interior design company. He too attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has a Master of Science degree in Architecture. Gene is married as well.
Fifth Child: Pete’s Daughter
Pete Edochie’s fifth child and only daughter is the most removed from the limelight and public domain, so much so that nothing is known about her – not even her name. The only reason we know she exists is because of family pictures of the entire Pete Edochie family which shows all six children. Otherwise, nobody would have ever known that Pete even had a daughter.
Sixth Child: Yul Edochie
Of all of Pete Edochie’s children, Yul Edochie is the most known because he took after his father’s footsteps and successfully delved into acting in and producing Nollywood movies. Born in 1982 (38 years old), Yul is the baby of the house.
He too is happily married with four children – three sons and a daughter.
Pete has quite the extensive family and it is very heartwarming to see all six of them grown up and prospering. It must really do Pete proud.
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