Pete Edochie biography
Full Name: Pete Edochie
Born: March 7, 1947
Birth place: Enugu, Nigeria
Famous as: Actor
Years active: 1980-present
Spouse(s): Josephine Edochie
Children: Linc Edochie, Yul Edochie
Grandchildren: Karl Edochie, Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie, Dani Edochie
Siblings: Tony Edochie
Pete Edochie was born Enugu on march 7 1947. He is from the Igbo enthnicity of
Nigeria and is a Catholic.
He got into radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director. He was director of programmes, but doubling sometimes as Deputy Managing Director and occasionally acting as Managing Director.
He quit ABS because the government decided to politicise the affairs of their FM station, thereby resulting in the entire management being asked to move out, including him.
He was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to leave and enrol into the movie industry.
Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.
He featured in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. The BBC
flew into Nigeria to interview him for his role in Things Fall Apart.
In September 2017, Edochie endorsed
Wikimedia movement in Nigeria by appearing in a video to increase awareness and use of Wikipedia among the older generations.
The Famous G8
In 2005 the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria placed Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji,
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nkem Owoh,
Ramsey Noah, Stella Damasus Aboderin, and Richard Mofe Damijo on a one-year ban from filming after they were said to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status.
The ban placed on these actors was seen as doom in the Nigerian film business, but currently, the actors are back in filming.
Kidnapped And Release
In 2009 Edochie was kidnapped and later released by his captors.
Family And Personal Life
Pete Edochie his married to Josephine Edochie and they blessed with children and grandchildren.
Awards And Honours
In 2003, he was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President
Olusegun Obasanjo administration.
He was honoured with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic.
Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy
He has also won several notable awards to his credit.