Pete Edochie is not father of Nollywood – Actor Uwaezuoke reveals

  • Alajemba emphasized Orihedịmma’s significant influence on Igbo movies, emphasizing his lasting legacy in the industry’s early days.
  • Alajemba acknowledged Pete Edochie’s seniority in the industry, praising his iconic role in “Things Fall Apart” as a cornerstone of his enduring legacy.

Alajemba spoke passionately as he underlined Orihedịmma significant influence on the growth of Igbo movies and how his legacy has lasted since the beginning of the industry.

Alajemba didn’t hesitate to acknowledge Pete Edochie’s esteemed position in the industry, despite his strong opinions on the subject. Regarding Edochie’s seniority with respect he cited his legendary performance in “Things Fall Apart” as a cornerstone of his enduring legacy. 

Alajemba said,

“When you talk about Igbo movie industry, Mike Orihedịmma is the first person to be mentioned. He is the one that trained most of the people you see acting today. He was emulated by Kenneth Nnebue and Pauloo in writing ‘Living In Bondage.’

When it comes to the movie industry, the only person I respect is Pete Edochie. All the people in the movie industry today, anybody that says he is older than me in the industry, should tell us the first movie he did and what year it came out. It is only Pete Edochie that I can say that he is older than me because of Things Fall Apart.”

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