Biography of Pete Edochie, Net Worth, Special Quotes And All Movies
Pete Edochie is one of the founding fathers of Nollywood. He is a role model, human right activists and shuns evil naturally.
You won’t mention the top five Nollywood actor with the name Pete Edochie not in the list. He’s been in the Nigerian Nollywood Movie industry for so long and people are now asking about the Biography of Pete Edochie, Net Worth, Special Quotes And All Movies.
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Who is Pete Edochie?
Pete Edochie is a top Nigerian actor who initially was a broadcaster in a broadcasting corporation at age 20 before deciding to go into the movie industry. He became very famous in 1980 after his lead role in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”. The movie was a screen adaptation of the book in that year.
Ever since, Pete has gone on to feature in over 300 Nigerian movies and has taken home both local and international awards. Pete Edochie is currently regarded as one of Africa’s greatest actors and was honored as Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003 by Olusegun Obasanjo.
About Pete Edochie Early Life
Pete Edochie was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria. Edochie is a native of Anambra State, Nigeria. He grew up in Zaria, Kaduna. He began his primary education at St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria. Before proceeding to St. John’s College for secondary education. Subsequently, Edochie attended the School of Journalism and Television in England and also did some courses overseas.
On completing his secondary education, before migrating to England to study, Edochie worked with Nigerian Railway Corporation. Then after school, he got into broadcasting in 1967.
He kicked off his career at very young age when he got into the broadcasting corporation. He began as a junior program assistant but was later promoted to the position of director where he acted in different directorial capacities. However, he had to leave the radio station and joined Nollywood because the Nigerian government opted to politicise the affairs of the radio station.
Pete Edochie Acting Career in full
As said earlier, Pete had already featured in Things fall apart, a movie that won him some international award and recognition even before his registered with Nollywood.
His first time on stage was in 1962 at age 15 when he was a student at St. John’s College. He featured in the drama; Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
After then, Edochie came into limelight after playing a leading role, Okonkwo in the 1980s NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
His brilliant performance in the skit made BBC came to Nigeria to interview him. Which made him get some international recognition. Edochie has also gone on to feature in epic movies like Lion Heart (A moives by Genevieve Nnaji), Oduduwa (2000), Battle Line (2002), Rejection Son (2003), Set Up, Lost Kingdom, e.t.c.
All Movies by Pete Edochie
He has starred in lots of movies, which includes;
Full Moon, 1998
Narrow Escape, 1999
Lost Kingdom, 1999
Chain Reaction, 1999
Holy Ghost Fire, 2001
Light and Darkness, 2001
My Love, 2002
Battle Line, 2002
Egg of Life, 2003
Above Death: In God We Trust, 2003
Billionaires Club, 2003
Love And Politics, 2003
Super Love, 2003
St. Michael, 2004
Dog Meeting, 2004
My Desire, 2004
Private Affairs, 2004
No More War, 2005
The Tyrant, 2005
Price of Ignorance, 2005
Return of the Princess, 2005
Speak the Word, 2006
Simple Baby, 2006
Broken Curse, 2006
Divided Secret, 2006
Fair Game, 2006
Try & See, 2007
Evil Agenda, 2007
My Beloved Soon, 2007
Sunny My Sun, 2007
Greatest Harvest, 2007
Tears of Sacrifice, 2007
Tiger King, 2008
Test Your Heart, 2008
Naked Wrestler, 2008
The Superstar, 2008
Mummy Why, 2016
Lion Heart, 2018
Trials of Ma’Pe, 2018
Night bus to Lagos, 2019
Foreigners God, 2019
Father Ikem, 2019 – Download
Pete Personal Life
Is Pete Edochie the father of Yul Edochie?
Although you can spot from the similarities in their voices, many still remains confused if Pete Edochie is the father of Yul Edochie. Yes he is…. We know that for sure.
Who is Pete’s wife?
Pete is married to Josephine Edochie. He had an early marriage which was at age 22, and the union is blessed with six children: 5 boys and 1 girl. Two of his sons; Linc and Yul Edochie are famous because they are also professional actors in the movie industry.
What is Pete Edochie Net Worth?
According to reliable source, Pete Edochie’s net worth is estimated at $3.8 million. Till date, Edochie has remained one of the most influential and richest actors in Nigeria.
He accumulated his fortune from charge per movie, stand up shows, guest appearances and endorsements.
All Awards And Nominations
Veteran Actor Edochie is an award-winning actor. He has received recognition both locally and internationally. For instance, he was inducted into the hall of fame in 2003 shortly before he was honored as a Member of the Order of Nigeria. His other awards include;
Movie Personality of the Year, City People Magazine, 1999
Best Actor in Africa, Censors’ Board, 2001
Best Actor in Nigeria, Censors’ Board, 2003
Member of the Order of the Niger, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, 2003
Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood (BON), along with Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Former Governor Emmanuel Udaghan, 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2013
Industry Merit Award, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2014
Life Impact Awards, Times Heroes Awards, 2017
Special Quotes from Pete Edochie
“Taking life easy and planning purposefully for everything makes life worth living as well as ageing gracefully.”
“A man who hangs around a beautiful girl without saying a word ends up fetching water for guests at her wedding.”
“A farmer who grows by the street and a man who has a beautiful woman have the same problem.”
“Stupidity is what we all have in common as human beings, but some people insist that improving it is their entitlement.”
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
At some times, the legendary actor has been questioned over his consistent abadoning of movies over personal reasons. According to some persons, his ego and pride are his weakness and makes him lose out in bluckbuster movies that could make him even more rich.
However, in a recent interview, the actor insisted that his is a man of pride and won’t stoop so low to acting movies scenes he feels will tarnished his image.
In fact, he made it clear that he won’t play any kind of role as he is proud of his reputation.
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