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Pete Edochie is widely known for his fatherly roles in movies and his strong belief in Culture and Tradition. He has sparked controversies an ample number of times on social media due to his views on society and family dynamics. To celebrate Fathers’ Day, The Will Downtown‘s editor Onah Nwachukwu speaks with the veteran actor on his life, career in Broadcasting and his transition into Nollywood.

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While he is regarded by many as the father of Nollywood, Pete started out in broadcasting and journalism. Speaking on this aspect of his life, the actor talked about the difference between the journalism that was being practiced then and today’s journalism. He described today’s journalism as something that is ‘shallow’ because of the lack of ideology and in depth research from its practitioners. “The journalists we have today have access to all the information they require, but they never attempt to access it, which is why it is very painful. I am not running them down…When I listen, I want to learn…They should research more so that they are some form of fountain of knowledge.”

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Pete Edochie leads a very non conforming view on culture which he shared in this interview. Whilst admitting that during his ‘heyday’ they were also influenced by the white man’s culture, the veteran actor believes that we should not adapt their culture fully. According to him, culture is eclectic and dynamic and we owe ourselves the responsibility to “pick from sources and strengthen your own culture. Then you throw away the aspect you feel doesn’t compliment or think it is anachronistic. Now, in our culture, women do not lead us. Therefore, you have no business stepping down on one knee and offering a woman a ring…”

He went on to cite an example of the ‘white man” believing a man and his wife are equals, and because we tend to emulate them, the new generation husband would ask his wife for some water when they get home, and she, in turn, would remind him that they both just walked in.” In his opinion, it shouldn’t be that way.

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Speaking about Gen Z not conforming to his conservative and patriarchal views, he said, “ I don’t quarrel with young men who are experimenting with western culture like we did. But when you consciously debase manhood by wearing earrings. First of all, you ask yourself what you want to achieve by that? We grew up knowing that earrings were meant for women.”

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“What do they stand for?” he continued, “each time people come to see me from outside the country, I bring out palm wine. If a white man comes to your house and you give him palm wine, he has tasted something that is indigenous to you. Going to give him champagne and all that shows that you have nothing to be proud of.”

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Describing fatherhood, Pete shared a bit of his childhood and how his father instilled discipline and moral values in him and his siblings which inspired him to train his children in the same way. “When I was raising these kids, I left no stone unturned,” he said.

When asked about his views on Polygamy, he said, “If you can cope with it, it’s your business.” Although he is popularly known as Pete Edochie, the veteran actor was born Peter Edochie. Influenced by a foreign broadcaster Pete Myles, he decided to drop the ‘R’ to answer Pete.

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Check Out the Character Posters for GREOH Studios’ “Brotherhood” Coming this September! 🔥

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GREOH Studios has released character posters for  its upcoming film “Brotherhood” and they’re looking so good!

The crime-action thriller about twin brothers on opposite sides of the law (played by Tobi Bakre and Falz), features a fine blend of some of Nollywood’s most talented new faces alongside industry veterans such as BasketmouthOC Ukeje, Sam Dede, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Omawunmi, Toni Tones, Jidekene Achufusi, Deyemi Okanlawon, Mercy AigbeDorathy Bachor, Diane Russet, Seyi Awolowo and Boma Akpore.

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Jade Osiberu is heading the production team while Loukman Ali, the Ugandan director of the critically acclaimed “The Girl in the Yellow Jumper“, will be directing the movie.

Brotherhood promises adrenaline-fuelled action sequences to like never seen before in Nollywood with an emotionally-grounded story exploring familiar themes like the bonds of family, betrayal, and love. Ali is joined by a pan-African production crew that stretches from West Africa to East Africa and Southern Africa: cinematographers, sound engineers, stunt coordinators, pyrotechnics from Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa have been flown into the country tasked to deliver an African blockbuster.

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Kojo Soboh, Others Named Among Top 50 Young CEOs

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Daniel KojoSoboh, the organizer of the annual Exclusive Men of the Year Awards, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Carbon AV Limited,has been named among the 2022 list of Top 50 Young CEOs in Ghana.

Mr. Kojo Soboh over the years has proven to be one of Ghana’s finest hardworking men known for his extravagance in organising the Exclusive Men of the Year Awards.

He began his career in the event industry as a musician. After a few interesting years of doing music as part of a boy band, he joined Imajin Advertising as the Head of Events and Promotions.

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He has managed showbiz events such as the Legends and Legacy (LAL) Ball, Ghana Stands in Worship Concert, and the Stand Up GH Concert, among others.

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The list which features 50 of Ghana’s most successful young business leaders across finance, technology, entertainment, agribusiness, fashion, social enterprise and media was compiled by Avance Media (PR & Rating Agency).

The list, which represents young business leaders who have created exceptional businesses and serve as a great inspiration to other young entrepreneurs across Ghana and Africa, is an annual ranking which celebrates and acknowledges young Ghanaian CEOs excelling in various sectors of the economy.

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Some of the personalities who made the list include Abdul Hayye Yartey – Cheetah FC, Adeline Quarshie – Credence Micro Credit, AlloysiusAttah – Farmerline, Anthony Dzamefe – Caveman Watches, BoatemaaBarfour-Awuah – Star Assurance Company Limited, Bright Yaw Hodzor – Kaprisky Creations GH, Charles AntwiBoahen – Kab-Fam Ghana and Charles Quao – Quao Realty among others.

With the inaugural list announced, the ranking throws the spotlight on hardworking Ghanaianentrepreneurs leading various organisations in the country and across the continent.

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Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah,Managing Director of Avance Media said the 50 CEOs shortlisted are Ghanaian extraordinary business moguls who are leading the charge to transform our continent and deserve the spotlight more than anyone, and are a powerful force for change.

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Mr. Akpah also commended the women who cut the ranking and ran successful businesses in the country. According to him, these outstanding women continue to demonstrate great leadership as heads of various organisations and companies across the continent.

 

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