Pete Edochie

The Pride of Africa. Nollywood's #1, Africa's greatest actor

Biography

 

Pete Edochie was born 7th March 1947 in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria.

But his education started in Zaria, in the northern part of Nigeria. He would do his elementry and secondary education in the north. He joined the Nigerian Railway Corporation after college.

Futher education included a course in Journalism and Television in School of Journalism and Television in England in the mid 1960s.

He joined the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation 1967, and in 1980 trained formally in the BBC as a broadcater.

1987 he was appointed a director in Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation. He retired as a broadcaster in 1988.

He moved into the movie industry and has featured and starred in over 200 movies. His accomplishments have attracted numerous awards, national honours and Hall of Fame adoptions ever since.

He is still quite active in the Nigerian Movie Scene, but his attention is passionately focused on his current project Tansi Canonisation Support Campaign, which is a movement for the canonisation of Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi.

This project which has the support of the Vatican includes a detailed movie on the life of Iwene Tansi. From his humble begining in Eastern Nigeria.

Pete Edochie is -no doubt the greatest actor ever to grace the African movie scene.

 

Awards
- Evergreen Awards,
- Pioneer Actors Award,
- Best Actor in Africa 2001,
- Best Actor in Nigeria 2003,
- University of Nigeria Theatre Arts Achievement Award,
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Theatre Arts Achievement Award,
- Actors Guild of Nigeria Grand Patron,
- Ebubudike of Africa by St. Peter’s Catholic Church,
- (NOPA) Nollywood Outstanding Personalities Award presented by National Association of Movie Journalists,
- Award of Excellence presented by National Association of Anambra State Students,
- Most Creative Veteran Award, and so many others.