Pete Edochie: See di important tins you need to know about di veteran Nollywood actor
72 year old Nollywood actor Pete Edochie become topic of discussion for many Nigerians on Friday afta one viral video of di ogboge actor land for social media.
For di video, di Nollywood veteran yan say black man no suppose kneel down to propose to woman becos no be African culture be dat.
Na dat tok scata Twitter by Friday morning sotey Oga Edochie begin trend.
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Who be Pete Edochie?
Pete Edochie start im career for radio as junior programmes assistant for 1967 at di age of 20 before im move up to di level of director.
Im become house hold name for di movie industry for Nigeria afta im play di lead role of Okonkwo for NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe bestselling novel, Things Fall Apart.
Dem born Oga Edochie for Kaduna for March 7, 1947, im grow up for Zaria but leave during Nigeria civil war. Im from Nceje for Oyi Local goment Area of Anambra state for south east of Nigeria
Di ogbonge actor dey speak Igbo, Hausa, Latin, German and French.
Edochie marry at di age of 22 to im beautiful wife, Josephine and dem dey blessed wit six pikins of which two Yul and Linc Edochie na both Nollywood actors.
Di veteran Nollywood actor na strong Catholic Christian.
See di video of wetin Pete Edochie tok;
Dis na how pipo take react to di mata
See some feems wey im play ordinary roles
- Cross fire - For dis im 1990s feem, Pete Edochie act as pastor, for one scene inside di movie wey Segun Arinze star as arm robber wey come in house to steal di church offering wen im refuse to give am di money Oga Arinze shot and kill im wife. Eventually di thieves come back to ask for forgiveness (Again for hia im no be 'Igwe or Herbalist')
- Avenge me Iwene my son- Na feem wey im produce about di biography of di first black saint for Nigeria Rev. Father Michael Iwene Tansi, im be headmaster for di feem (You tink say as im be director of di feem say im for be di lead character wey be im pikin).
- Oracle - Again, im no play di Chief priest or King role for dis feem, even though
- im character for match di Oracle. For di 1998 movie, im be regular pesin for di feem wey just no wan allow make three fraudsters no come im village to tiff di shrine.
- Lost Kingdom - for dis feem, na Kanayo O Kanayo be di main character but Pete Edochie be ordinary good pesin for di feem. Im dey part of di Igwe cabinet, for di feem im believe im royalty must to follow di right process but e get one rich man wey be cunning pesin - Kanayo O Kanayo wey bin one become di Igwe but tradition no dey allow dat kain tin.
- Freedom - Dis na feem wey Richard Mofe Damijo be king and Pete Edochie dey always speak truth to Power.
Linc Edochie wey be di pikin of di ogbonge actor tell BBC Pidgin say as di 72 year old actor dey grow old, writers for di Nollywood movie industry no dey give am roles wey go stress am sake of im health, so na Igwe roles im dey play pass.
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Oga Edochie don act ova three hundred feems for di movie industry for Nigeria aka Nollywood, including "Igodo", "Egg of Life", Billionaire Club, and more recently, Genevieve Nnaji hit feem, "Lionheart".
Na one Lotanna Odunze, wey many sabi as Sugabelly, bin call out Pete Edochie for her Tweet to claim say him be bad actor.
Dis na some of di tins pipo dey tok for Twitter about