Nigerian Actor, Chief Pete Edochie, MON was born on the 7th March 1947.
Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honoured with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy.
Pete Edochie is also the father of actor Yul and Linc Edochie, the former who has turned a politician as he contested in last year’s Anambra Gubernatorial polls.
Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, A Catholic christain, 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.
In 2003, he was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Chief Pete Edochie still draws attention of numerous fans, while he has been credited for enriching the Nigerian cinematography with his enormous talent.
Happy Birthday to a true living Legend.