Buhari Celebrates Pete Edochie Birthday As Veteran Actor Clocks 75

Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined entertainers in the music and movie industry, particularly Nollywood, in celebrating with veteran actor, scriptwriter, and movie producer, Pete Edochie, on his 75th birthday.

The veteran actor who 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, clocks 75 today, Monday, February 7, 2022.

According to a short statement posted by Buhari’s new media aide Bashir Ahmad on Twitter, the President congratulated the renowned actor on his 75th birthday, for the many pioneering and motivating roles in the entertainment industry, especially hitting the limelight in the 80s as Okonkwo in the screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”.

Edochie, who was born in Zaria on March 7, 1947, got into radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director. He was director of programmes, but doubling sometimes as Deputy Managing Director and occasionally acting as Managing Director before quitting to join the movie industry.

Pete Edochie Wife

Pete Edochie is married to Josephine Edochie. Josephine has managed to keep a low profile despite being married to one of the most celebrated actors that have come out of Nigeria. She trained as a lawyer, announcer, and TV broadcaster. She worked at a broadcasting station where she met her husband, Pete Edochie, who was also working there at the time.

Pete Edochie Children

Pete Edochie is blessed with six children some of who also followed his footsteps and are doing well in the movie industry. They are five sons and one daughter for the veteran actor. Leo Edochie is the first child followed by Uche Edochie, then Linc Edochie who is also an actor, the fourth is Gene Edochie, the fifth is the only daughter who is not much known by the public to the extent that not even her name is known. The last child is Yul Edochie who obviously is the most popular among Pete’s children owing to the fact that he too rose up to become a very successful actor himself.

Pete Edochie Movies

As mentioned earlier, Pete Edochie came into the limelight with the role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best-selling novel, Things Fall Apart. After that, he has featured in lover 78 other movies. Some of them are:

  • 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
  • Igodo
  • Evil men
  • Monkey chop banana
  • Idemili
  • 50 days with Christ
  • The Egg
  • Unroyal (2020)
  • Lionheart (2018)
  • Mummy Why (2016)
  • 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)



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