Pete Edochie Sets the Record Straight: Nollywood Seniority and His Pioneering Role
Renowned Nigerian actor Pete Edochie has recently clarified his seniority in Nollywood, shedding light on his illustrious career that predates the inception of the Nigerian film industry.
This clarification comes in response to a public claim made by his colleague, Kanayo O Kanayo, asserting his seniority in the Nollywood film industry.
Nollywood Icon Pete Edochie’s Journey from Pre-Nollywood Cinema to International Fame
During an interview with Afia TV, Pete Edochie addressed the claims made by Kanayo O Kanayo and revealed a crucial aspect of his career – his involvement in the movie industry before the concept of Nollywood came into existence.
Pete Edochie: A Pioneer of Nigerian Cinema Before the Nollywood Era
Edochie’s journey began with his iconic portrayal in “Things Fall Apart” in 1985, at a time when the Nigerian film industry was still in its infancy.
His exceptional performance in this acclaimed movie propelled him to national and international fame, catalyzing his illustrious career.
From “Things Fall Apart” to International Recognition
Pete Edochie’s role in “Things Fall Apart” was not confined to Nigerian borders. It garnered attention from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), prompting the renowned media outlet to travel to Nigeria for an interview with the actor.
This international recognition underscored the impact of Edochie’s performance on the global stage.
Meeting with a Literary Giant
As a testament to the significance of his role in “Things Fall Apart,” Pete Edochie had the honor of meeting Chinua Achebe, the esteemed author of the book that inspired the movie.
This meeting took place in America, further solidifying Edochie’s status as a respected and pioneering figure in the Nigerian film industry.