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Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie is a year older today, he was born on the 7th of March 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria.

He is considered as 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 the Igbo people in Nigeria and is a Catholic.

How about we take time out to celebrate this rare gem who has brought prominence to the Nollywood scene since the beginning of his career.

More of his photos below:

Happy Birthday sir!

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