by Oge Okonkwo
Veteran actor, Pete Edochie who came to limelight for his role as the lead actor, Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s classic novel turned-serial-movie, ‘Things Fall Apart’, had a chat with entertainment site The Nollywood Reporter where he opened up on his marriage and children.
Edochie who is the father of one of Nollywood’s sexiest men, Yul, talked about his six children and what he does to motivate them.
“I wanted to motivate them and keep them away from peer pressure. Parents must be able to motivate their children and set target for them. The minimum target for each of them was to graduate from higher institution; their reward upon graduation is a car. And where I come from, it is important to keep one’s word; I bought the car for each of them. Yul who is over 30 is the last born and he got his too.”
Pete who has been married for over 45 years said his marriage is about the longest in the industry.
“I married early and have remained married since then,” he said. He dismissed the idea of a second wife as a titled chief, “what am I looking for a second wife for? I married a woman who gave me six children, what could I possibly be looking for in another woman that I didn’t get from this woman? There is no reason for it,” he answered to a question on why he didn’t pick a second wife.