Yul explained that he felt the need to celebrate the legendary actor for his sterling contribution to the Nigerian movie industry.
According to Yul Edochie, the numerous catchy phrases and terms churned out by the veteran actor in his movies, have now become of rampant use in Nigeria even though he is not given much credit for them.
He wrote, “Today I want to celebrate this Nollywood legend.
Today is not his birthday but I choose to recognize his immense contribution to Nollywood. The Legend Uncle Chiwetalu Agu (Ichie Ogwu) @chiwetaluagu The King of Punchlines”.
“One of the greatest actors Nollywood has ever produced.
Today many of us copy his Punchline style without giving him much credit for it. Sir, I recognize you and appreciate you.
You helped shape my career. Thank you. May you live longer in good health for us and for your family. AMEN!”