A date with the godfather | By Seun Oloketuyi


How does one describe Uncle Pete Edochie? He is an Actor’s Actor. He is a Cultural Ambassador

On Thursday, we had an early evening date, before the date, I had a very bad day and I almost cancelled. Even though I really wasn’t in the mood to see anyone, I felt that it would be rude to cancel on him, so I set out for his Enugu home.

It was easy locating his beautiful house and I was ushered into his private living room upstairs where he was busy watching EPL reviews. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Uncle Pete is a Man U supporter by the way, and he shared with me that this started during his training in the UK.

My appointment with Uncle Pete was for 30 minutes, but the 77 year old man lectured us on the importance of friendships. He spoke almost with tears in his eyes on his friendship with Uncle Olu Jacobs and the good times they shared, including how Uncle Olu met Aunty Joke. He spoke about the wonderful acting skills of Uncle Bimbo Manuel and his love for Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade, and Stella Damasus

As he grows Uncle Pete is pained with the way our society is today especially the LGBTQ trend and the way youths no longer favour hard work.

He further expressed that he is upset with bloggers and he wonders why they twist his words all the time.
I say thank you to my Uncle Pete for adding to the knowledge in my upcoming documentary on Nollywood. I thank him for praying for the success of BON 2024, and also for speaking so passionately from his heart in the interview which will be on my YouTube Channel next week. I thank him for the gift too.

Seun Oloketuyi
Chairman, Advisory Board BON Awards,
Producer, ‘This is Nollywood’ Documentary.


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