Pete Edochie Opens Up on Yul’s Second Wife
Trans Ekulu is one beautiful estate governors of Enugu have neglected badly since the times of Jim Nwobodo who had hand in building it.
Chimaroke Nnamani ignored the area for the eight years he governed the state, Sullivan Chime did same although he did renovation work on the road leading into the state but left the roads inside the estate to deteriorate. Current governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, till date, has not considered the estate worthy of any government presence.
Today, many roads inside the estate are no longer motorable, so bad that many residents can’t drive their cars into their homes. Twenty three years of dilapidation. But the Trans Ekulu residence of legendary actor Pete Edochie is one of a kind.
The palatable duplex is dotted with imageries of his artistic journey, laurels and his ego as the godfather of the Nigerian movie industry. When you are eventually ushered into his living room after waiting for few minutes before he emerges from nowhere , you are bound to appreciate why Chinua Achebe preferred to call him ‘Ebubedike’ after the iconic role he played as Okonkwo in the NTA adaptation of classic novel, Things Fall Apart.’ He roared as he climbs his throne, “you are welcome to my home, feel comfortable.
“ Indeed, Pete Edochie is inseparable from his movie characters. In real life, he’s a man of honour and class. Intermittently, he would smile to encourage his guests while sharing his story with them. But unknown to many that the legendary actor is also an ardent lover of classic music and has once presented a programme called ‘ Music from the Masters’ while he was a broadcaster with Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, ENBC and the Anambra State Broadcasting Service. In this engaging encounter with Vanguard Entertainment, the legendary actor shares the story of how his wife, influenced his interest in classical music, his love for his children and why he doesn’t like to travel by air among other issues raised.
They say ‘ a chick that will grow into a cock is known from the day it’s hatched. ‘Is that true of your last son, Yul?