Pete Edochie Biography: Children, Age, Sons, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Daughters, Movies, Still Alive, Wikipedia, Pictures, Grandchildren


MON, Chief Pete Edochie, a well-known actor and television personality from Nigeria, was born on March 7, 1947. He is respected as one of Africa’s most gifted actors and a mentor to up-and-coming actors.

Pete Edochie Biography: Children, Age, Sons, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Daughters, Movies, Still Alive, Wikipedia, Pictures, Grandchildren

He has received the Africa Magic Industry Merit Award and the Africa Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, despite having experience as a broadcaster and administrator.

Pete Edochie rose to fame in the 1980s after assuming the title character of Okonkwo in an NTA production of Things Fall Apart, the all-time best-selling book by Chinua Achebe.

Pete Edochie is a Catholic who is from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo bestowed upon him the honour of Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003.

Profile Summary

Full Name Chief Pete Edochie, MON
Stage name Pete Edochie
Born 7 March 1947 (age 75 years old)
place of birth Enugu State
State of origin Anambra State
Nationality Nigerian
Height 1.65
Parents N/A
WifeJosephine Edochie
Siblings Tony Edochie
Girlfriend N/A
Children Pete Edochie aunt to both Yul Edochie, Linc Edochie
Grand children Dani Edochie, Kambi Edochie, Karl Edochie, Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie
Occupation Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth $4 Million

Childhood & Education

Pete Edochie was born in Enugu State, Nigeria, on March 7, 1947. He was born in Zaria, Kaduna, but grew up in Anambra State.

Rita Edochie is Pete Edochie’s sister-in-law and aunt to both Muna Obiekwe and Yul Edochie.

Please ignore claims that he was buried; he is still very much alive. His brother’s name is Tony Edochie.

He had his primary education at St. Patrick’s and St. James Elementary Schools in Zaria. He then continued on to St. John’s College to complete his secondary education.

Pete then took some courses abroad and attended the School of Journalism and Television in England.

Pete Edochie worked for the Nigerian Railway Corporation after he graduated from secondary school before relocating to England to further his studies. After that, in 1967, he worked in the radio industry.

Personal Life

At the age of 22, Pete Edochie married Josephine Edochie. They have six children, five males and one girl. Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie are his children.

Pete Edochie has four grandchildren: Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie, Dani Edochie, Kambi Edochie, and Karl Edochie.

His sons, Linc and Yul Edochie, are well-known in the industry as working actors.


At the age of 20, Pete Edochie began working for a broadcasting organisation. He started off as a junior program assistant and advanced to the position of director by taking on a variety of directing positions. However, when the government started to politicise the radio station’s operations, he left and went into Nollywood.

Pete Edochie had already acted in Things Fall Apart and had even won awards outside Nigeria before joining Nollywood.

In 1962, when he was 15 years old and a student at St. John’s College, he made his stage debut. He appeared as a character in the Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

In the 1980s, Pete Edochie became well-known for playing the title character of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo, in the NTA production.


As a result, he gained some recognition on a global scale, and the BBC conducted an interview with him in Nigeria. Pete Edochie has acted in movies like Oduduwa (2000), Battle Line (2002), Rejection Son (2003), Set Up, Lost Kingdom, etc.

Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nkem Owoh, Ramsey Nouah, Stella Damasus, and Richard Mofe Damijo, were prohibited from filming for a year by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria in 2005 after it was alleged that they had been receiving payments from producers as a result of their A-list celebrity status.

However, they are currently back in production. The actors’ ban was thought to spell the end of the Nigerian film industry.

In 2009, Pete Edochie was kidnapped; his captors later released him unharmed.

The 2020 movie, Fatal Arrogance, which Pete Edochie featured in, generated a lot of criticism.

Shiites in Nigeria, commonly known as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), have criticised the legendary Nollywood actor for his role in the film, claiming that the production tries to depict the union as a terrorist organisation.

The actor, however, stressed that the movie’s creators should be held accountable and that he is not to blame for any problems the film may cause.


Award-winning actor Pete Edochie is a veteran. He has garnered honours both locally and Internationally. For instance, he was honoured as a Member of the Order of Nigeria immediately after being inducted into the hall of fame in 2003. Some of his honours are:

Movie Personality of the Year, City People Magazine, 1999
Best Actor in Africa, Censors’ Board, 2001
Best Actor in Nigeria, Censors’ Board, 2003
Member of the Order of the Niger, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, 2003
Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood (BON), along with Lanre Hassan (Iya Awero), Former Governor Emmanuel Udaghan, 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2013
Industry Merit Award, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, 2014
Life Impact Awards, Times Heroes Awards, 2017


Heavy Battle (2008)
Test Your Heart (2008)
Greatest Harvest (2007)
Secret Pain (2007)
Fair Game (2006)
Holy Cross (2006)
Lacrima (2006)
Living with Death (2006) …. Mr. Harrison
Passage of Kings (2006)
Simple Baby (2006)
Zoza (2006)
Azima (2005)
Baby Girl (2005)
End of Money (2005)
Living in Tears (2005)
Never End (2005)
No More War (2005)
Ola… the Morning Sun (2005)
Price of Ignorance (2005)
The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful (2005)
Sacred Tradition (2005)
The Tyrant (2005)
Across the Niger (2004)
Coronation (2004)
Dogs Meeting (2004) …. Anacho
Dons in Abuja (2004)
The Heart of Man (2004)
King of the Jungle (2004)
Love from Above (2004)
My Desire (2004)
Negative Influence (2004)
The Staff of Odo (2004)
St. Michael (2004)
Above Death: In God We Trust (2003)
Arrows (2003)
Billionaire Club (2003)
Egg of Life (2003)
Honey (2003)
Love & Politics (2003)
Miserable Wealth (2003)
The Omega (2003)
Onunaeyi: Seeds of Bondage (2003)
Rejected Son (2003)
Selfish Desire (2003)
Super Love (2003)
Tears in the Sun (2003)
Tunnel of Love (2003)
When God Says Yes (2003)
Battle Line (2002)
My Love (2002)
Tears & Sorrows (2002)
Greedy Genius (2001)
Holy Ghost Fire (2001)
Terrible Sin (2001)
Oduduwa (2000)
Set-Up (2000)
Chain Reaction (1999)
Lost Kingdom (1999)
Narrow Escape (1999)
Living in Darkness (1999)
Rituals (1997)
Things Fall Apart (1987), TV series
Last Ofalla
Lion throne
Lion of Africa
Evil men
Monkey chop banana
50 days with Christ
The Egg
Unroyal (2020)
Lionheart (2018)
Mummy Why (2016)

Net Worth

Pete Edochie is currently one of the richest and the most influential Nollywood actors with an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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