Pete Edochie, a outmoded actor, unearths that he began his performing occupation earlier than the inception of the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood.
In a contemporary interview with Afia TV, the legendary actor mentioned that he made his movie debut in 1985.
Pete Edochie mentioned his first movie purpose, which became within the difference of Chinua Achebe’s new, ‘Things Fall Apart.’
He went on to pronounce that the thought that of Nollywood as we imprint it this day did now not exist on the time.
In his words;
“I’m senior within the movie industry. I mean, when I did ‘Things Fall Apart’ in 1985, there became nothing respect Nollywood. By then, Nollywood became drowsing sonorously within the womb of time.
“It became seven years after that Nollywood came on board with ‘Residing In Bondage.’ I went around the sector earlier than Nollywood came. By the actual grace of God, after I did ‘Things Fall Apart,’ I became licensed internationally.
“The BCC flew in right here [Nigeria] to interview me and notify flew into The United States to interview Chinua Achebe. And Achebe mentioned, ‘Pete Edochie gave that purpose an interpretation after my heart.’ Earlier than he died, he became calling me Okonkwo.
“Seven years after Nollywood came and when I retired from broadcasting, I joined Nollywood.”