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Nollywood veteran actor Pete Edochie turns 77

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Pete Edochie

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie also known as Lion of Africa has celebrated his 77th birthday in grand style.

The thespian, who was excited to witness another year, took to his Instagram page to share different pictures of him in a lovely outfit.

Edochie, who is the father to actor-turned-pastor Yul Edochie, beamed with smiles in each of the pictures. In a short caption, Pete wrote: “IBOBO 77.”

Edochie is considered one of Nigeria’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy.

Edochie was born in Zaria, Kaduna State on March 7, 1947.[9] He hails from Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area Anambra State, and is married to Josephine Edochie.

Nollywood stars and fans have also taken to their social media platforms to felicitated the veteran actor expressing gratitude to God for his life.

Actress Rita Edochie, who happened to be the celebrant’s brother’s wife, took to her Instagram page, @ritaedochie, to celebrate the Nollywood icon.

According to her, the celebrant has been loving, caring, concerned, and amazing, adding that she is delighted to be his sister-in-law.

She thanked God that she had no regrets knowing Edochie as her brother-in-law due to the kind of person he is.

”In over 30 years of knowing you as my dear husband’s brother, I have never known any regrets nor discomfort.

“Ibobo, you have been remarkably loving, caring, concerned, and amazing. I am greatly delighted to be your sister-in-law.

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“I have said it before, and I will say it again, in my next life, I will surely be married by the Edochies.

“On this special day that marks another year of wonderful existence, I want to take a moment to celebrate the incredible person you are.

“Happy birthday, my great husband, your charisma, wisdom and warm heart have left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know you.

“May this year bring you so much joy, success, unforgettable moments. As you blow out the candles, may your wishes soar high and your dreams come true.

“Your presence in our lives is a true blessing; today is a reminder to cherish the remarkable soul that you are.

“Here is to another year of laughter, love, and unforgettable memories, cheers to you my great brother-in-law, like no other.

“I will always love and respect you, live in longevity, and soar immensely. Wishing you more of March 7, the great lion of Africa,” she wrote.

Also, actor Yul Edochie, son of the legend, took to his Instagram page to wish his father a remarkable birthday celebration.

He wrote, “A very happy birthday to you, Daddy. The Lion of Africa. The Legendary Chief Pete Edochie (@peteedochie). The most handsome 77-year-old man. Ibobo Umueri, The Greatest. I wish you many more beautiful years filled with God’s blessings. May God lead you always..”

A fan @amoson_01: “Happy birthday, living legend. My Godfather. God bless your new age. Many more fruitful years to come, sir.”

Another fan, @donracy, wrote, “Happy birthday, Ogadagidi nwoke ike. Age in grace, sir.”

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