Pete Edochie is a Nigerian entertainer who started his vocation in a telecom enterprise at age 20 preceding moving into the movie industry. Nonetheless, Edochie came to spotlight during the 1980s in the wake of playing a lead role, Okonkwo in a screen adjustment of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. From that point forward, Pete has highlighted in several motion pictures and has been granted both locally and globally. He is even viewed as perhaps the best on-screen character and was respected as Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003 by Olusegun Obasanjo. For more information about Pete stay tuned with Hiphopafrika.
Pete Edochie was conceived on March 7, 1947, in Enugu, Nigeria. He hails from Anambra State yet was brought up in Zaria, Kaduna. He started his essential instruction at St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria. And afterward continued to St. John’s College for optional training. Accordingly, Edochie went to the School of Journalism and Television in England and furthermore did a few courses abroad.
He started his profession at 20 when he got into the telecom enterprise. He began as a lesser program colleague and rose to the situation of executive where he acted unconcerned directorial limits. Be that as it may, he left the radio broadcast and joined Nollywood in light of the fact that the administration chose to politicize the undertakings of the radio broadcast.
Pete Edochie Net Worth
According to Legit.ng, Edochie’s net worth is estimated at $3.8 million. To date, Edochie has remained one of the most influential and richest actors in Nigeria.
Pete effectively included in Things fall apart, and had even won universal honor and acknowledgment before his enlistment into Nollywood. The first occasion when he went in front of an audience was in 1962 at age 15 when he was an understudy at St. John’s College. He highlighted in the show; Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
From that point, Edochie came into spotlight subsequent to assuming a main job, Okonkwo during the 1980s NTA adjustment of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Therefore, the BBC came to Nigeria to talk with him, and he likewise got some global acknowledgment. Edochie has likewise proceeded to highlight in films, for example, Oduduwa (2000), Battle Line (2002), Rejection Son (2003), Set Up, Lost Kingdom, e.t.c.
Pete Personal Life
Pete got hitched to Josephine Edochie at age 22, and the association is honored with six kids: 5 young men and 1 young lady. Two of his children; Linc and Yul Edochie are mainstream since they are likewise proficient on-screen characters in the business.
He has starred in hundreds of movies, some of them include;
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
Veteran Actor Edochie is an honor winning entertainer. He has gotten acknowledgment both locally and universally. For example, he was drafted into the hall of fame in 2003 without further ado before he was respected as a Member of the Order of Nigeria. His different honors incorporate;
Movie Personality of D’ Year,City People Magazine in 1999
Best Actor in Africa,Censors’ Board in 2001
Best Actor in Nigeria, Censors’ Board in 2003
Member of the Order of the Niger,Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003
Special Recognition Award,Best of Nollywood (BON),along with Lanre Hassan (IyaAwero), Former Governor Emmanuel Udaghan in 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award,Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2013
Industry Merit Award,Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2014