Pete Edochie: Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Him

One of my favorite Nigerian performers, has been performing for as long as I can remember. The Africa Magic Cable Network and Movie Awards have named him one of the continent's most brilliant actors. The seasoned actor gained notoriety in the 1980s when he portrayed Okonkwo in the major role in the NTA production of Things Fall Apart, the best-selling book by Chinua Achebe.

is a renowned actor from Nollywood. He has worked for more than 39 years in the Nigerian film industry. In 1980, he made his acting debut in the film Things Fall Apart as Okonkwo. As a result, I'll be giving you 10 actual facts about the renowned Nollywood actor Pete Edochie in this post that you probably didn't know.


These are a few things about Pete Edochie that you most likely didn't know.


  1. The Veteran Actor received recognition for his performance in Things Fall Apart, NTA's adaption of Chinua Achebe's novel. Because of his outstanding performance in the play, the BBC took a plane to Nigeria to interview him.
  2. Pete Edochie is an ardent follower of Christianity.
  3. He was married at a fairly young age of 22, and he has eleven grandchildren and five sons.
  4. Like the majority of the roles he plays on TV, he is a very severe person by nature.
  5. As a broadcaster with Voice of Nigeria, he took part in the Civil War.
  6. He spent some years living in the north before being driven out during the Civil War, therefore he speaks Hausa fluently.
  7. Pete Edochie married during the Civil War two years after he began working in radio at the age of twenty.
  8. Pete Edochie in the cause of his acting career has won several awards both home and abroad. Some of his awards include Best Actor in Africa, Nollywood legendary Actor, Most Promising Actor in Nigeria, Most Gifted Actor and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria. He is one of the pioneers of the Nigerian movie Industry popularly known as Nollywood and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world.
  9. Pete Edochie currently has an estimated net worth of over $3.8 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. In 2011, Pete Edochie was honored as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) which happens to be the highest award and honor given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.
  10. Pete Edochie started growing his beards when he was just 23 years old and has not completely shaved it off since then, although he could trim it. Pete Edochie during an interview stated that he will never shave his beards not matter how much money he is offered to do so. According to him, he intends to carry it as his signature till the end of his life.

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