Pete Edochie

Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, Net Worth, Family, Movies & State Of Origin

Pete Edochie Basic Information

Stage Name: Pete Edochie
Real Name: Pete Edochie
Occupation: Actor
Date Of Birth/Age: March 7, 1947 (77) Years Old
Place of Birth: Zaria, Kaduna State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
Education: St. Patrick’s and St. James Primary School, Zaria

St. John’s College

School of Journalism and Television

Height: 1.6 m
Net Worth: $4M

Pete Edochie Biography

Actor Chief Pete Edochie, MON, was born in Nigeria on March 7, 1947. Edochie is regarded as one of Africa’s most outstanding actors and has received awards from the Africa Film Academy for Lifetime Achievement and the Industry Merit Award from Africa Magic. Even though he was an experienced administrator and broadcaster, he first gained notoriety in the 1980s when he played Okonkwo, the main character, in a Nigerian Television Authority rendition of Things Fall Apart, the best-selling book by Chinua Achebe. Edochie is a Catholic and descended from the Igbo people of Nigeria. President Olusegun Obasanjo gave him the title Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003.

Pete Edochie, Yours Truly, People, April 18, 2024



Pete’s parents are not known to the public.


Tony Edochie is Pete Edochie’s only known sibling. Despite not working in the entertainment industry, Tony Edochie has done well for himself. According to sources, he is currently employed with Anambra State Broadcasting Service and is a wealthy businessman. Tony, who married a prominent Nigerian actress named Rita Edochie many years ago, is also blessed with a great family.

Pete Edochie, Yours Truly, People, April 18, 2024


Pete Edochie, a renowned Nollywood actor, is married to Mrs. Josephine Edochie. The happy couple has been together for over 50 years, making their marriage reportedly the oldest in the Nigerian entertainment business. Although married to one of the most well-known actors in Nigeria, Josephine Edochie has avoided all sorts of public attention.

In the 1950s, Josephine was born in Anambra State on December 2. Before relocating to Lagos for higher study, she completed her primary and secondary school there. After that, she studied law at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Nigeria and received a law degree.

Pete Edochie, Yours Truly, People, April 18, 2024


Pete and his wife Josephine have six children, five males, and one girl. Yet, data show that the two kids who have carved a niche in acting, Linc Edochie and Yul Edochie, are the most popular. Linc Edochie, the first son of Josephine Edochie, is a Nigerian actor, director, and screenwriter born in the 1970s. His acting career began in 1995, when he took on roles in theater, and he has since acted in numerous Nigerian films.

Yul Edochie is an actor, writer, and director who is also interested in political matters. Yul Edochie was named after Russian star Yul Brynner. He married when he was 22 years old and had three children. Yul Edochie has established The Yul Edochie Academy in Nigeria for aspiring movie actors and actresses.

Pete Edochie, Yours Truly, People, April 18, 2024


Net Worth

One of Nigeria’s wealthiest Igbo actors and actresses is Pete Edochie, who has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He is regarded as one of the continent’s most talented actors.


He does not make public the vehicles he owns or currently drives. We do know that he bought cars for his kids, though. The seasoned Nollywood actor claimed that after each of his six children finished university, he purchased them a car to motivate them.


Where the legendary actor lives haven’t been disclosed.


Pete has been featured in hundreds of films since the inception of his career. They include: Heavy Battle, Test Your Heart, Greatest Harvest, Secret Pain, Fair Game, Holy Cross, Lacrima, Living with Death, Never End, No More War, Price of Ignorance, Across the Niger, Coronation, Above Death: In God We Trust, Arrows, Billionaires Club, and many more.

State of Origin

Pete might have been born in Zaria, Kaduna State, but his roots are in Anambra State. The Nigerian state Anambra State is situated in the southeast of the nation. The state came into being on August 27, 1991.

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