Pete Edochie: Not Your Average Typecast
In spite of being one of the biggest film industry in the world and its nascent global acclaim, the Nigerian film industry has suffered much criticism for the singleness of its story and the constant typecast of it actors. Recently, a social media user labelled one of Nigeria’s most respected film veterans Pete Edochie as a “bad actor”. Lionheart (2018)In Lionheart, we see Edochie as Chief Ernest Obiagu, the owner of Lionheart company and father to Adaeze (Genevieve Nnaji) and Obiora (Phyno) and husband to Abigail Obiagu. Holy Cross (2006)Holy Cross is a 2006 film about Cross (Jim Iyke) the leader of a secret cult on campus. Ebubedike as Edochie is fondly called is not one of the most revered actors in the Nigerian film industry for nothing.