Nollywood Veteran Actor, Pete Edochie Turns 70

HIGHLIGHT – Peter Edochie


Nollywood veteran, Peter Edochie, who turns 70 years old today Tuesday, March 7, has said the secrets to a long and healthy life is living healthy and being focused.

Pete Edochie

Peter Edochie

Edochie, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, said that he was still feeling strong for his age.

“Taking life easy and planning purposefully for everything makes life worth living as well as ageing gracefully,’’ he said.

He said though life has not been that rosy, with great determination and commitment he has been able to attain some successes in life to glory to God.

Edochie, considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, has featured in hundreds of award-winning movies and stage plays both in Nigeria and abroad.

He began his career as a seasoned administrator and broadcaster with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Enugu station, before he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s best selling novel, “Things Fall Apart.”

He had his primary education at Saint Patrick’s and Saint James Primary School, Zaria in Kaduna State, and later proceeded to Saint John’s Secondary School, Kaduna.

Edochie attended many courses overseas, including School of Journalism and Television in England and is married with six children.

Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng
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