President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the entertainment industry to celebrate veteran actor, Pete Edochie, as he clocks 75.


The President lauded the Nollywood legend for his pioneering and motivating roles in the growth of the Nigerian film and performing industry, recalling his outing in the award-winning television adaptation of Professor Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’ in the 1980s.


According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, Buhari noted that Edochie’s contributions to the establishment and growth of Nollywood as one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world is commendable.


“Congratulating Edochie, the usually stereotyped actor as king and father in movies, President Buhari affirms that his role in the founding and growing of Nollywood as one of biggest entertainment industries in the world deserves commendation, especially in incubating younger professionals and nurturing talents like his son, Yul Edochie.

“The President prays that the Almighty God will crown the award-winning actor, who has many international recognitions, with good health and strength to keep serving the nation,” the statement reads.

Source: Bolaji Ogundele