Pete Edochie is a veteran Nigerian actor from Enugu, Nigeria in the Anambra State. He was born on March 7, 1947. A descendant of the Igbo people of Nigeria and a strong Catholic. Pete Edochie was a seasoned administrator and broadcaster before entering into the Nollywood industry.
At the of 20, Pete Edochie starting radio broadcasting with ABS as a deputy programmes assistant before he was promoted to the role of a director. He was occasionally acting as a deputy managing director and managing director. Pete Edochie and the entire crew got fired when the government opted to politicise the programmes of the ABS FM. They were asked to move out at the point he was being promoted to the rank of the managing director.
He then moved into the acting business where he became an icon. He came into prominence in the 1980s when he got featured in the legendary movie, Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. In 2005 the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria banned Pete Edochie along with other A-list celebrities like Genevieve Nnaji for charging exorbitant fees before taking a role in a movie. They were banned for one year. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors. He has been honoured with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy
Wife, Children and First Son
Pete Edochie is married to a beautiful woman called Josephine Edochie. They have been married for over 50 years and have six children with only a girl. The famous amongst the children is Yul Edochie who is also an actor and politician.
Yul Edochie born January 7, 1982, is the first son of the legendary actor Pete Edochie. His birth names are Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner.
Pete Edochie Movies
Pete Edochie has appeared in over two hundred movies. His first movie which cemented his name in the industry is Things Fall Apart. His role in Fatal Accidents also generated some controversies in Nigeria from the Islams who saw his role as portraying terrorism. Others are Honey, Dogs Meeting, living With Death, Above Death, In God We Trust, 50 Days with Christ, Lion Of Africa, Monkey Chop Banana, When God Says Yes, Rejected Son, Rituals. Etc.