Days ago, a female Nigerian blogger based in the US claimed that veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie is a bad actor merely because he has been playing the same role thus a ‘wicked man’ all through the ages.
According to Pete, he is not going to give this the luxury to feel important or acknowledged. He says he is indifferent to opinions about him because they seldom make any sense.
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m indifferent to opinions expressed about me because they don’t make sense to me. If Pete Edochie is a fantastic actor, thank you very much. It doesn’t mean anything to me; it has absolutely nothing to do with me. If you start responding to things that don’t make sense, there is that danger of reducing yourself to the level of that person.
I’m mentally occupied 24 hours on a daily basis. I trained formally as a broadcaster and by the grace of God, I happen to be an articulate individual. I don’t have to advertise that, every other person knows that.”
“I don’t even see most of these things and I don’t give a damn about it and don’t care. You have a right to express any opinion about me but it doesn’t mean anything to me. I have 13 grandchildren and I have been successfully married for 50 years. I’m living in my own house and comfortable.
I don’t have time for all these things. What matters is that Pete Edochie is alive, kicking and enjoying himself.
On April 7, I’ll be 73. There are few people of my age who are active. If I start responding to individuals, it means that I don’t appreciate God who created me.”