Pete Edochie Biography

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    Pete Edochie (born March 7, 1947) is a celebrated Nigerian actor and television personality. Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy 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.

    Edochie descends from the Igbo people of Nigeria and is a Catholic. In 2003, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo.


    Real Facts About Pete Edochie

    Full Name: Chief Pete Edochie, MON

    Stage Name: Pete Edochie

    Born: 7 March 1947 (age 75 years old)

    Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria

    State Of Origin: Anambra State

    Nationality: Nigerian

    Parents: Mr.& Mrs. Edochie

    Siblings: Tony Edochie

    Wife : Josephine Edochie

    Children:  Yul Edochie, Linc EdochieGene Edochie, Leo Edochie, Uche Edochie, Linc Edochie

    Grandchildren: Dani Edochie, Kambi Edochie, Karl Edochie,Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul.

    Occupation: Actor • TV Personality

    Net Worth: US$4 million

    Pete Edochie Early Life & Education

    Pete began his primary education at St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria. Then, he proceeded to St. John’s College for secondary education.

    Subsequently, Edochie attended the School of Journalism and Television in England and did some overseas courses.

    After secondary school, Pete Edochie worked with Nigerian Railway Corporation before moving to England to study. Then after school, he got into broadcasting in 1967.

    Pete Edochie got married to Josephine Edochie at age 22, and the union is blessed with six children: 5 boys and one girl.


    Pete Edochie Career

    Pete Edochie began his career at 20 when he got into the broadcasting corporation. He started as a junior program assistant and rose to the position of director, where he acted in different directorial capacities. However, he left the radio station and joined Nollywood because the government decided to politicize the affairs of the radio station.

    Pete Edochie already featured in Things Fall Apart and had even won international awards and recognition before his enrollment into Nollywood.

    The first time he went on stage was in 1962 at age 15 when he was a student at St. John’s College. He was featured in the drama; Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

    After that, Pete Edochie came into the limelight after playing a leading role, Okonkwo in the 1980s NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

    Pete Edochie Filmography

    Secret Pain (2007)

    Fair Game (2006)

    Holy Cross (2006)

    Lacrima (2006)

    Living with Death (2006) …. Mr. Harrison

    Passage of Kings (2006)

    Simple Baby (2006)

    Zoza (2006)

    Azima (2005)

    Baby Girl (2005)

    End of Money (2005)

    Living in Tears (2005)

    Never End (2005)

    No More War (2005)

    Ola… the Morning Sun (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)

    Dogs Meeting (2004) …. Anacho

    Dons in Abuja (2004)

    The Heart of Man (2004)

    King of the Jungle (2004)

    Love from Above (2004)

    My Desire (2004)

    Negative Influence (2004)

    The Staff of Odo (2004)

    St. Michael (2004)

    Above Death: In God We Trust (2003)

    Arrows (2003)

    Billionaire Club (2003)

    Egg of Life (2003)

    Honey (2003)

    Love & Politics (2003)

    Miserable Wealth (2003)

    The Omega (2003)

    Onunaeyi: Seeds of Bondage (2003)

    Rejected Son (2003)

    Selfish Desire (2003)

    Super Love (2003)

    Tears in the Sun (2003)

    Tunnel of Love (2003)

    When God Says Yes (2003)

    Battle Line (2002)

    My Love (2002)

    Tears & Sorrows (2002)

    Greedy Genius (2001)

    Holy Ghost Fire (2001)

    Terrible Sin (2001)

    Oduduwa (2000)

    Set-Up (2000)

    Chain Reaction (1999)

    Lost Kingdom (1999)

    Narrow Escape (1999)

    Living in Darkness (1999)

    Rituals (1997)

    Things Fall Apart (1987), TV series

    Last Ofalla

    Lion throne

    Lion of Africa


    Evil men

    Monkey chop banana


    50 days with Christ

    The Egg

    Pete Edochie Net Worth

    Pete Edochie is currently one of the richest and most influential Nollywood actors, with an estimated net worth of US$4 million.

    Nwede Chinedu Mishach Popularly known as Rechibee is a Nigerian Content Editor and an Entertainment reporter at Wakadaily. He is a passionate journalist with a core interest in Special reports, Biography, and music journalism.

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