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One of the most respected Nollywood legends the industry have seen. Uncle Pete Edochie was born on the 7th of March, 1947 and 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. Edochie descends from Enugu, Nigeria and is a Catholic. 
He got into radio broadcasting in 1967 as a junior programmes assistant after which he was elevated to the level of a Director. He was director of programmes, but doubling sometimes as Deputy Managing Director and occasionally acting as Managing Director. He quit ABS because the government decided to politicise the affairs of their FM station, thereby resulting in the entire management being asked to move out, including him. He was to be the immediate successor to the MD but had to leave and enrol into the movie industry. Prior to that, he had featured in Things Fall Apart and had won an International Award. The BBC flew into Nigeria to interview him for his role in Things Fall Apart and it has been forward ever from there on.

Uncle Pete has always been a strong figure in the Nigerian film industry and  plays a father figure to all there. He is disciplined, focus, principled and decisive. His story teaches us to learn above all that a good name is better than gold. I DARE TO BE.
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