Pete Edochie – Biography

Full Name: Pete Edochie

Stage Name: Pete Edochie

Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria


Date of Birth: March 7, 1947

Marriage Status: Married

Children: – Yul Edochie, Linc Edochie

Education: Primary and Secondary education in Zaria, Kaduna State, Course in Journalism and Television in School of Journalism and Television in England

Languages: Igbo, English


Occupation: Actor


  • 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,
  • Nollywood Outstanding Personalities Award (NOPA) 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.


Pete Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, by both Movie Awards and Movie Magic’s Africa Magic Cable network. Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart. In 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.


  • 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)
  • Billionaires 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)
  • 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)
  • Rituals (1997)
  • “Things Fall Apart” (1987) TV series
  • Last Ofalla
  • Lion throne

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  • Anonymous

    He is a generous man

  • vivian

    the stars is in your hand, you have tried.

  • Sunny okechukwu

    Pete u re de bomb! Kip de fire burning

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful i wish i could get a father like you.

  • Francis Joseph

    He is a father of all actors, i see him as the best and greatest among actors. Infant i don’t know what to classify him as when it comes to play. I love his act so much, even before i was born he has been acting. He is great

  • Eze timothy pete

    I love pete edochie,i love him cos of his maturity and he is bearing the same name with me ‘pete’

  • Azuoma Juliet

    He is rili a great actor..When he talks in some movies,i see ma father in him..
    He is a talented actor,real nd nt fake….

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      Who is Pete Edochie’s wife? Who is Rita Edochie?

  • Anonymous

    God i want to be talented more than pete edochie

  • Anonymous

    Sir u are a Hero indeed.

    • juliet onyibor

      sir, u ar really our hero, my role model nd indeed our noble gentle man.

  • Prince edochi

    Am a guy wish like people u so I went to b like u

  • Anonymous

    I luv ur kind of person sir,how wish i can get in contant with u sir

  • Geoffrey igboka

    My father u’re too much! May d lord almighty continue to bless u and ur family in Jesus name. Amen. May d lord almighty give u more wisdom and understanding to carry out new interesting movie 4 d whole world. I pray u remember person like me. Tnkx and God bless ur ways.

  • Diamond Queen

    D great hero we ,missd u on d stage.remain fit n healthy.

  • Nwite Chinyere H.

    We all kw him as a great man

  • Iyke

    Das gud of u

  • Joshua Olusegun Alaba

    I have not seen a better speaker of english than Sir Pete

  • Anonymous

    I like pete he is a we’ll talented man, I wish I see him so dat he wil help me introduse me to a film intrusdry,I wish to be like him

  • I always lyk watching pete’s movie coz he is an action man.


  • Ujar simon akpa

    Waaoo great legend u er indeed the father of nollywood God be with u till d end of time, i look forward 2 be like u.

  • Odu Jerry D.(Ogoja,CRS)

    Wife’s name,tertiary education & details of church positions & associations of Pete Edochie not stated.
    However,my gratest actor!

    • nk

      dear papa z it true dat u r gone for real?

    • Anonymous

      We all believe that God will never take your life so soon,i wish you long life.

    • Anonymous

      We all believe that God will never take your life so soon,i wish you long life.

    • Me

      i love u pete great man

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      Zaria kaduna state

    • Rabiqueency

      Pete edochei s a father to all Nigeria actors for me if he died today nollywood will b gone foerever. So nollywood should rejoice for he choose to live and God kept him alive.

    • Peter aboi

      Many many choping of rise ahead Daddy.

    • Moriss Latif

      Pete Edochie u ‘re really a good actor..I can’t ever stop watching ur movies Daddy.I wnt to be like u!

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      How i wish i can atlist earn one quater of all dis achievements i wil be one of the happiest man on earth,cheif sir may u live long u are indid a great man, udoooooooooooo.

    • oliver dabah

      make God bless you i lik you!

    • oliver dabah

      is not truth i know?make God bless you i lik you!

    • oliver dabah

      is not truth i know?make God bless you i lik you! so wish long life ana prosperity and everything YOU TOO MUCH

    • Ernest muluh

      may God use you to teach the young people your talent .talent is a gift but you can
      still teach others with it.may God bless you the more

    • Atofarati akeem

      Pete edochie, you are a wonderful father of nollywood, everybody wants to be your type because you are leaving a good legacy behind and i pray you live to accomplish you mission on this earth amen. who ever wish dead will go before you. Infact you will never die because people like you deserve not. i have a great passion fore you, carry on with your enjoyment on earth. Insha Allahu you will live long amen.

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    • Treasure

      Very great kep it up

    • omezipeter

      You are the best father and actor

    • Oma

      I had that Rita Edochie is not Pete Edochie’s wife, then who is Pete Edochie’s wife and what is her name

    • nneamaka

      you are really an icon…

    • josephine wilfred edu

      Dad i luv d way u brought ur children up nd i also luv d way u act also luv ur courage in al u do. I called u dad bcos u deserve it though am nt ur daughter

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    • joel pekins

      yes he is the father of all actor when it comes to acting. i love all his movies and even the once that he acted when i was not yet born like things fall apart. i pray God gives him long life. father i love you so much and hope with all my younger ones to see your latest movie God bless you and you family. joel from Cameroon

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      Pete edochie is a great man in ind,even dat am into movie,but I like watch his films because he will bring out the beast in him in dat film,things fall apart,billionars club,igodo,ege of life,the king is coming,evil forset,so many fils, his name wil naver die!!

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      this man is an action man i love his movimg

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      U are wonderful sir.

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    • pecky

      tell us abt his wife

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    • Indeed, it’s a great challenge,coming out on stage to put smiles on faces isn’t all easy.But the efforts you make in doing this,will never go invain.Indeed,i appreciate.


    • Njideka

      I luv 2 meet and b d frnds of dis family i luv yul and all his family dey freck me alot luv d edochie family

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      i like him bcos he is a good man

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      I luv pa Pete so murch l pray 2 god 4 more yes of blessing

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    • terry

      The best actor of all times i really do appreciate such a great talent in Africa.Nollywood has no voice in ur absebce.

    • http://ComputerPioneerStudent(CPS) Why was it that the news of death was spread against him they said name’ Pete Edochie?
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    • Kabba lamin

      Am proud of Pete Edochie, really He is favourite actor. Iam trying very hard to copy from Him.

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      i love him and his movies

    • Manas

      Long life Pete Edochie, i love u.

    • Gift

      Daddy u are indeed an example to us, i luv u, i pray, dat God dat did it for u will also do it 4 me…AMEN

    • pretty

      I luv Pete bcos of his proverb n’ his handsome son Yul Edoechie, hv u married? If nt I am available

    • Celever

      Oh realy and reality you are the best, god have declaer it and you procailm it. Am student of law i want you to help me just as god help you

    • stella

      May we know Pete’s wife and the other children.I wish him well.

    • Simeon

      FATHER OF NOLLYWOOD, i wish u long life.

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      Daddy, i wish u heaven at last. I love you sir and i equally wish u a longer life.

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      Bravo Dad.

    • Enyiepo Ivo

      sir u are indeed wonderful i will be very happy to be like you and even more than you

    • Enyiepo Ivo

      sir u are indeed wonderful i will be very happy to be like you and even more than you. i wish you long life

    • amarachi angel

      Pete others called u daddy but I called u “father father of nollywood pls keep it up

    • Christiana

      Gr8 man n i wish hapi birthday my mentor, my dad, n my frnd wish u lng life n God will grant ur hrt desire

    • mariama

      Pete edochie is the father of Yul Edochie . rita edochie is Pete edochie ‘s brother ‘s wife like Pete edochie