This article will discuss all you need to know about one of the greatest Veteran actors in Nollywood – Pete Edochie. Enjoy!
History/background of Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie is from the Igbo ethnic group. The super star actor is an indigene of Anambra State, Nigeria. He was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu State, Nigeria, and was raised in Zaria, Kaduna State. Pete began his primary education at St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria. He later proceeded to St. John’s College for secondary education.
Subsequently, Edochie attended the School of Journalism and Television in England. He also did some related courses overseas. Pete Edochie is a legendary Nigerian actor who began his career in a broadcasting corporation at age 20.
He later moved into the movie industry. However, Pete came to limelight in the 1980s after he played a leading role, Okonkwo, in a screen adaptation of Chima Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”. Since then, he has been featured in hundreds of movies. This man is so talented in his roles!
Pete Edochie Sons
The star actor is blessed with six children, and grand children. He has five male and one female. Among them are the popular Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, both great Nollywood actors. Very little is known about his other four of his children.
His sons are: Leo Edochie, Uche Edochie, Linc Edochie, Gene Edochie, and Yul Edochie.
Pete Edochie Wife
Sometimes ago, there was gossips that Pete Edochie is married to Rita Edochie. It was a false media gossip . Rita is the wife of Pete’s brother, Tony. Pete Edochie got married to Josephine Edochie when he was 22 years old. Their marriage is is blessed with six children.
Pete Edochie Wife and Children
Pete Edochie maintains an excellent career performance and also a happy family life, one of the actors to balance these two. The talented actor has a large family, his wife and children are often there for him, in good and bad moments. They are always very supportive of his choices. With a lovely wife, grown up children, and cute grandchildren, life is good for Pete.
Is Pete Edochie dead?
There has always rumours spreading in the media about different issues relating to actors and actresses in the Nollywood..
Sometimes in December 2012, there was a rumour that Veteran actor, Pete Edochie was reported dead. It was claimed that this happened in Austria while filming a movie ” Kitzuhel Austria” where he fell from a mountain of over 50 feet, leading to his death.
This was total false. Pete Edochie is not dead. He is very much alive. He even said he didn’t go to Austria for anything.
Pete Edochie Children
The great of Nollywood movies is blessed with 6 children and grandchildren. He has five sons and one daughter. Among his sons are two Nollywood actors, Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie. They are also talented actors.
Pete Edochie dead?
Some fake news came spreading in 2012 that the famous Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, is dead. The fake news claimed that the actor fell from a mountain while filming in Austria.
The popular actor, however, debunked the rumour on January 4, 2013. He didn’t even visit Austria.
Pete Edochie daughter
Pete has one daughter. Much was not known about her. Definitely, she is not an actress and thus, not seen in the limelight.
Pete Edochie family
Pete Edochie got married at age 22 to his lovely wife, Josephine. They are blessed with six children.
Pete Edochie Biography
Pete began his primary education at St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria. He later proceeded to St. John’s College for secondary education. He later attended the School of Journalism and Television in England. He also did some related courses overseas.
Pete Edochie is a legendary Nigerian actor who began his career in a broadcasting corporation at age 20. He later moved into the movie industry. However, Pete came to limelight in the 1980s after he played a leading role, Okonkwo, in a screen adaptation of Chima Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”. Since then, he has been featured in hundreds of movies. This man is so talented in his roles!
Pete Edochie sons and daughters
Pete Edochie has five sons and one daughter. He is now also blessed some some grandchildren.
Two of his sons, Yul and Linc, are also fantastic actors in the Nollywood movie industry. The rest of his children are not well known to the general public.
Pete Edochie and family
Pete Edochie is blessed with a good family that understands his choice of career. They always support him. The Veteran actor from Anambra State knows how to balance family life and work. He truly maintains a happy family. Pete’s wife and six children are lovely.
Pete Edochie Proverbs
The great actor of Nollywood is fond of dishing out African provers while he act. He is really very good with them, both on set and in real life setting.
Pete Edochie quotes
Here are some of the quotes from Pete Edochie. Some are being circulated on social media. Enjoy!
- “The death of a lion cannot be announced by a goat”.
- “No African girl will choose six packs over six cars. So my son, stop the gym and work hard”.
- “Beware of the naked man who offers you clothes”.
- “Girls are like mangoes, while you are waiting for them to be ripe, others are eating them with salt”.
- “The little opportunity given to a monkey to wear cloths, does not guarantee it to join the dinning table”.
- “Whoever presents his own head to break coconut would not be able to partake in the eating of it”.
Pete Edochie burial
Come on, our Pete Edochie is not dead! All the news about his death was all – fake news. He is still alive
Pete Edochie age
Pete Edochie was born on March 7, 1947. The legendary Nigerian actor is now 73.
Pete Edochie movies
Pete Edochie has featured in hundreds of movies over the years since he began acting. Below are some of his movies he stars in:
- Lionheart – 2018.
- Mummy Why – 2016.
- Heavy Battle – 2008.
- Test Your Heart – 2008.
- Greatest Harvest – 2007.
- Secret Pain – 2007.
- Fair Game – 2006.
- Holy Cross – 2006.
- Lacrima – 2006.
- Passage of Kings – 2006.
- Simple Baby – 2006.
- Zoza – 2006.
- Baby Girl – 2005.
- End of Money – 2005.
- Living in Tears – 2005.
- Never End – 2005.
- No More War – 2005.
- Price of Ignorance – 2005.
- The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful – 2005.
- Sacred Tradition – 2005.
- The Tyrant – 2005.
- Across the Niger – 2004.
- Coronation – 2004.
And many more.
Pete Edochie Net Worth
Pete Edochie is one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He current net worth is around $250,000.