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Happy 75th birthday Pete Edochie

Happy 75th birthday Chief Pete Edochie was born on the 7th of March, 1947 in Enugu State in the South Eastern region of Nigeria, raised in Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria, though he is initially from Nteje in Oyi Local Government Anambra State. Is a Nigerian actor, producer, and filmmaker.
Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic (AMA) and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Magic Award (AMA)

Pete 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. Edochie descends from the Igbo people of Nigeria.

Edochie got into radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20 as a junior programs assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director.  He was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to leave and enroll in the movie industry. Before that, he had featured in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. The BBC flew into Nigeria to interview him for his role in Things Fall Apart.

Full Name:             Pete Edochie
Date of Birth:        March 7, 1947
Age:                       75 Years Old
Place of Birth:      Enugu, Nigeria
State of Origin:    Anambra State
Native language: Igbo
Nationality:          Nigerian
Education:           School of Journalism                                      and Television in England
Married to:           Josephine Edochie
Children:               6 children (5 boys & 1                                    girl)
Occupation:         Actor, Director, Producer, Filmmaker

Pete Edochie is a well-known actor who has featured in hundreds of different English movies, Igbo movies, and also in other local Nigerian languages.

May God bless you on your birthday, and always.

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