Nigerian Veteran Actor, Turns 70


Pete Edochie, one of Nigeria’s most accomplished veteran actors turns 70 today.

Pete is well known for his roles in movies and TV series like Things Fall Apart, where he played the role of Okonkwo. Igodo, Egg of Life, The Lions, Evil Men, Oracle and Narrow Excape are also among the epic movies which he featured.

In 2014, Pete was honoured with an AMVCA Industry Merit Award for his influence in the growth of African Movie Industry, especially Nollywood.

As expected, many fans and celebrities paid homage to him.

His son and Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie took to his Instagram handle today, as he wished him a happy birthday. “Happy 70th birthday to my father, Chief Pete Edochie. I thank God for your life and I pray you see many more great years. God be with you always dad”.

The internet bustled today as many fans took to their social handles to wish the veteran a happy birthday.

Happy birthday to the veteran of all times.