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Pete Edochie

2 Jul
Given his history in film and television, Pete Edochie is undoubtedly one of the most renowned veterans in Africa's entertainment sector. He is well known for playing innovative and inspiring characters in Nollywood. Edochie rose to fame in the NTA rendition of Chinua Achebe's all-time best-selling book Things Fall Apart, where his outstanding performance brought…
7 May
Organisers of the Anambra State Peace Legend Awards have scheduled the annual honours ceremony for May 15, 2022, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, by 4 pm prompt. The 10th edition of the apex award themed, “Celebrating 50 Legends of Anambra State,” is, according to them, “designed to recognise and celebrate great personalities, brands and…
1 Apr
Southeast leaders, comprising notable Ndigbo voices, both apolitical and of different political persuasion, yesterday, made a strong case for the presidency of the country to emerge from the zone in 2023...
1 May 2021
It was Easter Monday. The entire neighbourhood looked like the scene for a drama rehearsal: Cars, both quaint and commonplace littered the narrow earthen street meandering away
12 Feb 2021
Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has publicly endorsed his son, Yul Edochie, for the 2023 Nigerian presidential election. Yul Edochie, 39, who is also a Nollywood star, shared a video on his social media pages on Thursday night with the caption: "My Father Chief Pete Edochie endorses my 2023 Presidential ambition. God Almighty, take absolute…
13 Jun 2020
For his role in the development of the film industry in Africa, legendary actor Pete Edochie, who turned 73 few months back, was recently honoured...
Yul Edochie
18 May 2020
Nigerian actor Yul Edochie has taken to his Twitter page to lament the poor quality of the Nigerian film industry Nollywood. According to the screen star, the quality of home videos has  dropped badly as there are now a lot of "crappy actors, actresses and directors in the industry." The outspoken actor cum politician while…
7 Mar 2020
In spite of being one of the biggest film industry in the world and its nascent global acclaim, the Nigerian film industry has suffered much criticism for the singleness of its story and the constant typecast of it actors. Recently, a social media user labelled one of Nigeria's most respected film veterans Pete Edochie as…
7 Mar 2019
Born on this day in 1947, Chief Pete Edochie is a veteran Nollywood actor who is undoubtedly one of Nigeria's living legends as far as the entertainment industry is concerned. The screen star of Igbo descent was born in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria but had his primary and secondary school education in Northern Nigeria in Kaduna…
12 Sep 2018
Days after the premiere of her movie, Lion Heart, at the 2018 Toronto International film Festival, CNN’s Richard Quest has interviewed Nollywood heartthrob, Genevieve Nnaji. The movie which not only made history as the very first original Nigerian movie to be acquired by movie sharing platform, Netflix, also debuted as Genny’s first movie as a…
4 Aug 2018
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has announced a grant of N50m to help fast track the careers of the pioneer set of the ABS Film Academy.
7 Mar 2018
The king of Nigerian proverbs, Pete Edochie, is 71 today. It is almost impossible to know who Pete Edochie is especially in Nigeria. The veteran actor who rose to national prominence with his role in the NTA's adaptation of Chinua Achebe's, Things Fall Apart, is an embodiment of wisdom. Often described as the African King…

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