The wives of Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, May and Judy, have taken to social media to celebrate his father, the legendary Nigerian actor, Pete Edochie, on the occasion of his 76th birthday. The celebration was a heartfelt one, as both May and Judy expressed their gratitude to the veteran actor for being an awesome father and grandfather.
May, in her post on Instagram, shared a photo of herself, her husband Yul, and his father Pete Edochie, and wrote a sweet message,
Happy 76th birthday to my amazing father-in-law. Thank you for being an awesome father, grandfather and mentor to all. God bless you sir.”
Judy also celebrated her father-in-law with an Instagram post, where she described him as the “Lion of Africa.” She wrote,
Happy 76th birthday to the Lion of Africa. May the Lord bless you more and keep you for us. Long life and prosperity.”
Pete Edochie is one of the most respected actors in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood.
He began his acting career in the 1960s as a stage actor and later transitioned to television and film. He has starred in over 200 movies, many of which have become classics in Nigeria and other African countries.
In addition to his acting career, Pete Edochie is also a traditional ruler in his hometown of Nteje, Anambra State, where he holds the title of Ikenga. He is known for his rich and resonant voice, his regal bearing, and his strong and principled characters in movies.
The celebration of his 76th birthday is not only a special occasion for his family but also for his fans. Especially for those who have followed his career for decades. Pete Edochie’s impact on Nollywood and the entertainment industry in Nigeria as a whole cannot be overstated. His contributions have helped shape the industry into what it is today.
The birthday wishes from May and Judy Edochie have also sparked reactions from fans and colleagues of the legendary actor. They have taken to social media to join in the celebration. The outpouring of love and appreciation for Pete Edochie on his special day is a testament to his enduring legacy in Nigerian entertainment.