Pete Edochie is a legendary Nollywood actor. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for over 39 years. He started his acting career in 1980 when he starred as Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart. So therefore, in this article, I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Nollywood legendary actor Pete Edochie that you probably didn’t know.
Pete Edochie is a legendary Nollywood actor, producer, businessman, investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a television personality. He is very talented and act mostly as royal king, father, and godfather in several Nollywood movies. He is married with grownup children. He is the father to Nollywood actor Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie.
Pete and his wife have been married for almost five decades with six children. The children include Nollywood actors Linc Edochie and Yul Edochie.
A rare photo of the wife of Pete Edochie has popped up on the internet, wwarming hearts in the process.
Josephine Edochie is the wife of Pete Edochie, she is a trained lawyer and businesswoman from Anambra state. Let’s talk about Josephine Edochie, Biography her career, and personal life. Mrs. Josephine Edochie is married to legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie. The blessed couple has been married for more than 50 years and according to reports, their marriage is perceived to be the longest in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Josephine Edochie despite married to one the most popular Nigerian actors has kept away all form of media attention.
To man, family is everything. Pete Edochie is not exempted as the famous actor boasts of a good family as often seen in his social media sites.You might be wondering who Pete really is, right? Here is one guy you will probably adore. Let us take a peek into his life and find out why.
Did I mention Pete a family guy? Yes. Married to Josephine Odechie, Pete confesses of a perfect marriage for the 45 years they have been together. When asked good why he hasn’t a second wife as most of his agemates, Pete says that she has bore him enough children and that she has everything he would want in a woman. Just perfect, isn’t it?
Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has publicly endorsed his son, Yul, for the 2023 presidential race in the country.
Yul Edochie shared the news in a video shared on his social media pages on Thursday, February 11 with the caption:
“My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition. God Almighty, take absolute control.”
In the video, Pete disclosed that the endorsement follows constant pleas from young people asking him to openly support his son’s bid for the country’s highest political office.
With several awards and accolades to his name, his journey to success is one that has seen him contribute immensely to the growth of Nigeria’s film industry. In 2003, he was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Niger by former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The Africa Film Academy has also honoured him with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement.
However, his career has not been totally scandal-free as in 2005, he alongside several other actors were placed on a one year ban by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria. The actors were accused of collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status.