Last updated on June 29th, 2022 at 10:54 am
Pete Edochie’s Biography
Pete Edochie, MON, was born on 7th of March, 1947 in Enugu State, Nigeria. Chief Pete Edochie is a popular Iconic Nigerian actor, producer, seasoned administrator, broadcaster businessman, and philanthropist who was honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement Film Academy.
As one of the Giants actors of Africa, he has appeared in hundreds of movies over the years but his role as Okonkwo in the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s- best time selling novel, “things fall apart” brought him into the spotlight as a popular and talented actor. He is a Catholic and was honored as a Member of the Order of Niger(MON) by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003.
Pete Edochie Profile Summary
Full Name: Pete Edochie
Birthday: 7 March 1947
Age: 75years as of 2022
Place of Birth: Enugu State
Profession: Actor, Producer, Businessman,
Net Worth: $ 4 million
Martial status: Married
Children/Son: Leo Edochie, Uche Edochie, Linc Edochie, Gene Edochie, Yul Edochie.
Spouse: Josephine Edochie
Education: St Patrick’s and St James Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna State, St. John’s College, School of Journalism and television.
Eye Color: Dark
Social media: Instagram, Twitter
Early Life and Educational Background
Chief Pete Edochie is also known as MON was Born on March 8, 1947 in Enugu State but was raised in Zaria, Kaduna State.
He completed his primary school education at St Patrick’s and St James Catholic Church, Zaria. And his secondary school at St John’s College. He participated in his school drama activities and his love for acting was developed.
He joined the Nigerian Railway Corporation after his secondary school before he relocated to England to further his education at the School of Journalism and Television.
Pete Edochie started his career journey in 1967 at the age of 20, when he joined the Nigerian Railway corporation after his secondary school education. He ventured into world of broadcasting. He worked as a broadcaster at Nigerian Broadcasting corporation.
He became a junior Program Assistant and was later promoted as a director and deputy managing director where he executed the duties of a Managing director on several acting capacities at the Broadcasting house, ABS.
He had a successful broadcasting journey but later quit his job due to some political affairs to venture fully into acting where he got his first role as Okonkwo in television series “things fall apart- the best selling book of all times written by Achinua Achebe” in 1980.
This role got him a lot of recognition especially from BBC Channel that flew in to interview him which made him to win the international award. He has been featured in over 70 movies in movies Industry and television series.
In 2005, he was placed on a-year-ban along side other actors like Nkem Owoh, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramesy Noah, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Stella Damascus Aboderin and Richard Mofe Damijo known as Famous G8 by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria because of their huge salaries from the movie industry producers as top A-list celebrity status. It was actually a big loss to the Nigerian movie business which was later revoked to save the “face”.
In 2009, Pete Edochie was kidnapped and later released unharmed.
On September 2017, he created awareness when he endorsed wikimedia movement in Nigeria and use of Wikipedia among the older generation.
In 2020,he was featured in a movie titled “ Fatal Arrogance” as the main lead which generated a lot of controversy. He was been attacked by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria known as Shiites over his role, insisting that the movie was portraying their Union as a terrorist group.
Pete Edochie defended himself for not being responsible for any harm caused to them by the movie but the producers should be held responsible.
Pete Edochie Movies
- Things Fall Apart(1987), TV series,
- Last ofalla,
- Evil men,
- Monkey Chop Banana,
- 50 days with Christ,
- Test Your Heart(2008)
- Greatest Harvest(2007)
- Secret Pain(2007)
- Fair Game(2006)
- Holy Cross(2006)
- Living with Death(2006) …. Mr. Harrison
- Passage of Kings(2006)
- Simple Baby(2006)
- Baby Girl(2005)
- End of Money(2005)
- Living in Tears(2005)
- Never End(2005)
- No More War(2005)
- .. the Morning Sun(2005)
- Price of Ignorance(2005)
- The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful(2005)
- Sacred Tradition(2005)
- The Tyrant(2005)
- Across the Niger(2004)
- Dogs Meeting(2004) …. Anacho
- 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)
- Above Death: In God We Trust(2003)
- Billionaire Club(2003)
- Egg of Life(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)
- Tears & Sorrows(2002)
- Greedy Genius(2001)
- Holy Ghost Fire(2001)
- Terrible Sin(2001)
- Chain Reaction(1999)
- Lost Kingdom(1999)
- Narrow Escape(1999)
- Living in Darkness(1999)
- Mummy Why(2016)
Pete Edochie Personal Life
Chief Pete Edochie is Happily Married to Josephine Edochie and they are blessed with six kids (Five sons and a daughter). His two sons (Yul and Linc) took after his acting career and they are making big names in Movies industry.
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Pete Edochie Age
Chief Pete Edochie is 74years Old as of 2022.
Pete Edochie Net Worth
Pete Edochie is one of the richest actors in Nigeria and his net worth is estimated $4million.
Pete Edochie Social Media Presence
You can connect with Pete on his official social media Handle.
Awards and Honour won by Pete Edochie
- Movie Personality of the year, City Magazine (1999)
- Best Actor In Africa, Censors’ Board (2001)
- Best Actor In Nigeria, Censors’ Board (2003)
- In 2003, he was honored by President Olusegun Obasanjo as the Member of the Order of the Nigerian (MON).
- In 2013,he received the Lifetime Achievement Awards during 9th Africa Movie ceremony.
- Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood (2013)
- In 2014, he received the industry Merit Award during the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- Life impact Awards, Times Heroes Awards (2017)
- In 2020, he received the African Film Legend award at the African Film Festival in Dallas, United States. He later obtained his TAFF 2020 Living Legends Award certificate at his residence in Enugu.
Pete Edochie Favorite Quotes
- He who thinks the soup is too much for the email cannot handle greatness
- Stupidity is what we all have in common as human beings, but some people insist that improving it is their entitlement.
- How kind a man is, he will never give his wife as a gift to his friends.
- By the time the fool has learnt the game, the players have dispersed.
- It is a man who does not know how to enjoy life that finishes the meat first when he is served food.
1 Where is Pete Edochie hometown?
Pete Edochie hometown is located at Nteje in Oyi Local Government, Anambra state.
2 Who is Pete Edochie’s wife?
Pete Edochie’s wife is Josephine Edochie. She is not an actress and mother to Yul and Linc Edochie.
3 Does Pete Edochie has a twin brother?
No! He doesn’t have a twin brother it was rumored he has a look-alike named Kingsley Abasili who was attracted to the media for his striking resemblance with the veteran actor in 2019.
4 Is Pete Edochie still alive?
Pete Edochie is still much alive and not dead.
5 Pete Edochie first son
Pete Edochie first son is Leo Edochie. He has his different career path and his life off social media.
6 Is Rita Edochie Pete Edochie’s wife?
Rita Edochie is not Pete Edochie’s wife. Josephine Edochie is his wife. Rita Edochie is a close relative because she is married to Pete Edochie’s younger brother, Tony Edochie
7 Pete Edochie’s grand children
Dani Edochie, Kambi Edochie, Karl Edochie, Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie