Chief Pete Edochie is a popular Nollywood actor who was born on March 7, 1947.
Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an industry merit award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement.
Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s Things fall apart.
In 2005 the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria placed Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus, Richard Mofe, Omotola jalade on a one-year ban from filming after they were said to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status.
Some movies Pete Edochie featured in include Heavy Battle, Test your heart, Mummy Why, secret pain, holy cross, Greatest Harvest, zoza, baby girl, living in tears, Living with Death, end of money, and many more.