Val Ozigbo Eulogizes Pete Edochie on His 74th Birthday

Valentine Ozigbo Eulogizes Nollywood Icon, Pete Edochie As He Marks His 74th Birthday In Style

Valentine Ozigbo, the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc, on Monday, April 5, 2020 joined in celebrating Nollywood legend, Pete Edochie, as he celebrated his 74th birthday.

Speaking at the event held at his residence in Enugu, Ozigbo described Edochie as an icon who set the tone for the successes of Nigeria’s movie industry.

Ozigbo, who was represented by Ichie Sunday Ezeobiora, the Chairman of Sunchi Farms, spoke glowingly of the celebrant, praying for him to celebrate more years in good health.

“For many of us who grew up reading ‘Things Fall Apart’, the movie adaptation brought to life our childhood imaginations,” Ozigbo said.

“Since starring as Okonkwo, Chief Edochie has continued to raise the bar, and set many actors on the path of greatness.

“I wish him good health, God’s blessings and all his heart desires,” he added.

Chief Pete Edochie (MON) is a Nigerian actor who is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors.

The multiple-award winning veteren came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in the screen adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’.

In 2003, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo.