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Simplicity Is The Secret Of My Long Life – Says Pete Edochie As He Clocks 70

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March 10, 2017 – Simplicity Is The Secret Of My Long Life – SaysPete Edochie As He Clocks 70

Legendary Nollywood actor Peter Edochie, who turned 70 years on Tuesday said the secrets to a long and healthy life is simplicity and focus.

Edochie, in an interview with NAN in Awka said that he was still feeling strong attaining “three score and ten” years.

“Taking life easy and planning purposefully for everything makes life worth living as well as ageing gracefully,’’ he said.

He said though life has not been that rosy, but with great determination and commitment he was able to attain some successes in life to glory to God Almighty.

Edochie, considered one of Africa’s most talented actors has featured in hundreds of award winning movies and stage plays both home and abroad.

He began his career as a seasoned administrator and broadcaster with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Enugu station before 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.”

He had his primary education at Saint Patrick’s and Saint James Primary School, Zaria in Kaduna State and later proceeded to Saint John’s Secondary School, Kaduna.

He attended many courses overseas, including School of Journalism and Television in England and married with six children.




  1. Big Bench

    March 10, 2017 at 4:49 AM

    Is true Wey you have talk. Long life is cause by small need. Big need is kill pipul. Buy small need is make persin hombul. So the persin is not dies any how. Pete Edochie, you are even talk, but my father is sinioring to you upon more than three years ago bicos he have reach 74 or 75. But he is not having money like you. So it is make me to think. Na good food Wey you are chop is followment to give you long life. My father is drink garri and beans everyday but he is still having long life pass away you. Is not by maths, is not by power, but is by the special great of God.

  2. Bok

    March 10, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    HBD baba

  3. fifelomo

    March 10, 2017 at 7:18 AM

    A true living legend Hbd pa.

  4. fifelomo

    March 10, 2017 at 7:18 AM

    A true living legend Hbd pa.

  5. Faith

    March 10, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Hbd to a great legend of Nollywood.

  6. ebuka

    March 10, 2017 at 10:27 AM


  7. Big Aunty Koks

    March 10, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    Happy Birthday to you sir!
    I am used to people living up to one hundred years and more, so I consider you still in your prime and therefore wish you good health of mind and body and the peace of God to keep you focused on what is important and beneficial to humanity.
    Congratulations and Many Happy Returns !!!

  8. subtile

    March 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    happy birthday sir,you are a good role

  9. kath

    March 10, 2017 at 7:52 PM

    70 are you sure. anyway, Happy birthday Sir.

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