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Biography of Peter Edochie (One Of The Greatest Nigerian Actors)

Personal Life

Peter Edochie, MON, was born on 7th March, 1947 in Enugu State in Nigeria.

He is an actor, producer and philanthropist.

Chief Peter Edochie is considered one of Africa's most talented actors who was honoured with an Industry Merit Award by the Africa Film Academy.

Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into the limelight in the 1980s when he played a lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinu Achebe's all-time best novel " Things Fall Apart".

Chief Peter Edochie descends from the Igbo people of Nigeria and he is a Catholic.

In 2003, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegu Obasanjo.

He began his primary education at St. Patrick's and St. James Primary School in Zaria. He then continued to St. John's College for his Secondary School education.

He also attended the school of Journalism and Television in England.

After the his education, he got into Journalism in the field of broadcasting at the age of 20 years in 1967.

He started as a junior in program assistant and rose to the position of director where he acted in different capacities as director.

However, he left the radio station and joined Nollywood because the of those days decided to politicise the affairs of the radio station.

Marital life.

Chief Peter Edochie, MON, got married to Josephine Edochie at the age of 22 years and this union is blessed with six children; 1 girl and 5 boys.

Two of his sons; Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie are popular because they are also professional actors in the movie industry.

He has starred in hundreds of movies, which some include;

* Oracle 1998

* Tears of sacrifice 2007

* Greatest Harvest 2007

* Tiger King 2008

* Billionaires Club 2003

* Egg of Life 2003

* Price of Ignorance 2005

Chief Peter Edochie's Awards.

The veteran actor Chief Peter Edochie is an award winning actor.

He has received recognition both locally and internationally. For instance, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003 shortly before he was honoured as a Member of the Order of Niger.

* Beat actor in Nigeria Censors Board, 2003

* Best actor in Africa, Censors Board, 2001

* Movie Personality of the Year, City People, Magazine 2003

* Member of the Order of the Niger- by Former President Olusegu Obasanjo, 2003.

Chief Peter Edochie's Net Worth.

According to Legit. Ng. His net worth is estimated at 3. 8 million.

Till today, Chief Peter Edochie has remained one of the most influential and richest actors in Nigeria.

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