This article contains the life history of the veteran actor Pete Edochie, the early stages of his professional career as a young and veteran actor. It also tells how his net-worth has significantly grown in recent years.
Pete Edochie’s Biography
Pete Edochie, is a Nigerian actor who is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, He has been honored greatly with Merit Award by Africa Magic and also Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy. Although a professional administrator and broadcaster, he was well known in the 1980s when he took the lead role of Okonkwo in a programme NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart. Pete Edochie descends from the Igbo land and is also a Catholic. President Olusegun Obasanjo honored him as a Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003,
Pete Edochie is also a veteran successful Nollywood actor in both Nigeria and Africa. He is one of the well-known faces in contemporary Africa. Rita is the wife to Pete Edochie’s younger brother and also a family member to the legendary Nollywood actor. Also he had his primary and secondary Education in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. After successful completion of his formal education, he then worked with the Nigerian Railway Cooperation. Later, he went further to study a course in Journalism and Television in the School of Journalism and television in England.
When he was 20 years old, he got into radio broadcasting in 1967 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was promoted to the level of a Director. He was director of programmes, but at times doubling as Managing Director and acting as Managing Director on several occasions . He stopped ABS because of the government’s intention to politicize the affairs of their FM station which he wasn’t in support of, as a result of that, the entire management were asked to move out, including him. Before then, he was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to quit and enroll into the movie industry. Before that, he had starred in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. His role in Things Fall Apart made the BBC interview him.
Pete Edochie and several other actors was placed by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria in 2005, 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 exorbitant fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status. The prohibition placed on these actors was seen as a let down in the Nigerian film business, but presently, the actors are back in filming.
Pete Edochie endorsed Wikimedia movement In September 2017 in Nigeria where he featured in a video to increase awareness and also the use of Wikipedia amongst the older generations.
Pete Edochie’s Age
Pete Edochie was given birth to on March 7th, 1947, in Enugu State, Nigeria. which means the veteran actor is currently 73 years old. Pete Edochie’s primary and secondary education were in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. After his formal education, he got a job with Nigerian Railway Cooperation. He’s been known all over Nigeria and not excluding Africa for his well perfected role as a king. Pete Edochie’s impact on the Nollywood industry has been greatly felt by his Younger colleagues has he has led by example years past and till date. Family, relatives, friends and colleagues celebrated with him on March the 7th 2020. No doubt the veteran will forever be a leading role model for up coming actors & actresses. Most movies the veteran has featured in are deeply rooted in culture.
Pete Edochie’s Networth- $ 1.6 Million
The Veteran actor, Pete Edochie has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million, which has been accumulated from recent years. Sometimes many, most especially his fans aren’t sure of what his net-worth is, but based on the information gotten from credible source. This figures as seen above is the exact estimate of Pete Edochie’s net-worth.
Finally, Pete Edochie is a father of 6 children children. He got married to his lovely wife Josephine at age 22 and is blessed with six children among who are Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, both Nollywood actors. Not much is known about his other children. Pete Edochie six children has several grandchildren. He is indeed a blessed man with great respect. You can’t talk of the history of Nollywood without the veteran actor coming into play. That shows how important he has been to the Nigeria film industry and to Africa.
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