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Pete Edochie: Nollywood Actor Who Was Once Banned From Industry

aisha Published On Fri Jul 10 2020   Modified On Fri Jul 10 2020
Pete Edochie: Nollywood Actor Who Was Once Banned From Industry

Pete Edochie is an actor well-recognized by his roles in Living with Death as Mr. Harrison, Area Scatter as HRH Eonunnoke, Tokunboh as King Nwude, and Foreigner's God as Oko Akuko.

Edochie was born on March 7, 1947, Enugu, Nigeria and has a star sign of Pisces. Keep swiping down to know more interesting facts about Edochie: 

Net Worth: $3.8 million

'Dogs Meeting' actor Pete Edochie has earned a whopping net worth of $3.8 million from his solo career as an actor. He also has earned his wealth through commercial and has endorsed in Wikimedia movement in Nigeria by appearing in various videos to increase awareness.

Has One Brother: Tony Edochie 

Edochie has a brother named Tony Edochie with whom he spent his childhood and grew up together. He is married to Rita Edochie, an actress who was mistaken as Pete's wife but now they have been married together for more than thirty years. 

Wife: Josephine Edochie

The legendary actor Edochie is married to Josephine and the 'Love from Above' actor said they have been maried for more than 5o years. The duo met each other in the broadcasting industry as Josephine was there doing some work. 

There are rumors that the pair have given birth to six children however, there are only two children's names aren't disclosed.

Pete Edochie wife Josephine Edochie with their son  Yul Edochie.
Pete Edochie wife Josephine Edochie with their son  Yul Edochie.
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Has Two Sons

As mentioned earlier about Edochie's children the two disclosed named of the son are Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie. 

Yul is an actor was born on January 7, 1982, in Lagos, Nigeria and is best known for his work in 'Rain of Hope', 'Moms at War', 'Tinsel', and 'Olamma: The Cripple'.

Picture of Pete Edochie son Yul Edochie.
Picture of Pete Edochie son Yul Edochie.
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Blessed With Four Grand-Children

Edochie is a very lucky person as he got to see and play with his grandchildren in his arms. He is blessed with four grandchildren Kambi Edochie, Dani Edochie, Karl Edochie, and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie. All four children are born through Yul Edochie but however their mother name is not known. 

Started His Career From Radio Broadcasting

Elizabeths Father from 'Mummy Why' started his career through a radio broadcasting in 1967, at the age of 20 as a junior programmes assistant who was later promoted to director. 

Later after working in FM for several years, Edochie got into film industry and has appeared in more than hundred movies, television series, and short videos. Some of his well-recognized roles are in 'Lionheart', 'Egg of Life', 'Naked Wrestler', 'Foreiger's God', 'Hot Kingdom', and so on. 

Pete Edochie in the movie 'Diamond Kingdom'.
Pete Edochie in the movie 'Diamond Kingdom'.
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Was Once Kidnapped

In August 2009, Edochie was kidnapped in Anambra state as he was traveling from Onitsha to his hometown, Nteje. There was a gang who kidnapped him near Afor-Nkpor near Onitsha and was kept for only one day as he was released the other day after kidnapping. 

Many sources claim that he was released after paying some ransom money to the kidnapper.

A picture of Pete Edochie who was kidnapped.
A picture of Pete Edochie who was kidnapped.
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Was Banned From Industry

In 2005, Edochie along with other actors like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, and Stella Damasus Aboderin was banned for over one year from filming. They were banned from taking a huge amount of fees from the producers for their A-list celebrity status. 

Because of the ban on these actors, the Nigerian film business was doomed but the actors are now back in the movies. 

Pete Edochie who was banned from film industry for one year.
Pete Edochie who was banned from film industry for one year.
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Social Media Presence 

As for his social media presence, Edochie is active on Instagram where he has gained around 104k followers with the username 'peteedochie'.

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