Who is Pete Edochie’s Wife?

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Yes, all the attention in this post focuses on the question, “who is Pete Edochie’s wife?”. Everyone seems to know Pete Edochie but who is the wife of this famous movie star? 

Is she an actress? Did she also build her career in the movie industry? When did Pete Edochie marry her? How many children do they have together? 

These questions and more are what we will provide answers to in this post. 

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife?

Name of Pete Edochie’s Wife and Her Early Life 

The name of the wife of the renowned veteran in the movie industry is Josephine Edochie. 

She’s an Igbo woman who hails from Anambra State, South East of Nigeria. Her Early life is characterized by exposure to the cultural norms and values of Igbo.

While much of her childhood details is not available to the public, it is only apparent, based on what she does, that she’s well educated and has also received a fair share of exposure. 

Career of Josephine Edochie  

Josephine Edochie is one person you can call a versatile woman. 

She’s quite ambitious and has made waves in different career paths. 

Basically, she trained as a lawyer. Also, she’s a broadcaster, announcer, and a businesswoman. 

When did Pete Edochie marry His wife, Josephine Edochie?

The duo got married about 53 years ago. Specifically, they married each other in the year 1969. 

And in spite of the incessant divorce cases of actors and actresses in the movie industry, Pete Edochie, and Josephine Edochie’s marriage has survived the test of time and is considered one of the longest in that circle. 

How did they meet? 

The couple got in contact while they were co-workers in ABS 88.5FM, a broadcasting station in Awka, Anambra State. 

From the information gathered, these two lovers got married at a relatively early age. 

A Brief About Josephine Edochie’s Husband

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife?

Pete Edochie is the husband of Josephine Edochie. He is a movie veteran who has written his name in the sand of time.

History cannot forget him for his impact and display of professionalism in the Nigerian movie industry.

He was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu although he hails from Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

In addition, Pete came into limelight when he featured in classic TV series, “Things Fall Apart” and played the role of Okonkwo. Ever since then, he’s featured in numerous movies. 

The movies he has featured include:

  • Unroyal (2020)
  • Lionheart (2018)
  • Mummy Why (2016)
  • Heavy Battle (2008)
  • Test Your Heart (2008)
  • Greatest Harvest (2007)
  • Secret Pain (2007)
  • Fair Game (2006)
  • Holy Cross (2006)
  • Lacrima (2006)
  • Living with Death (2006)
  • Passage of Kings (2006)
  • Simple Baby (2006)
  • Zoza (2006)
  • Azima (2005)
  • Baby Girl (2005)
  • End of Money (2005)
  • Living in Tears (2005)
  • Never End (2005)
  • No More War (2005)
  • Ola… the Morning Sun (2005)
  • Price of Ignorance (2005)
  • The Price of Love: Life Is Beautiful (2005)
  • Sacred Tradition (2005)
  • The Tyrant (2005)
  • Across the Niger (2004)
  • Coronation (2004)
  • Dogs Meeting (2004)
  • Dons in Abuja (2004)
  • The Heart of Man (2004)
  • King of the Jungle (2004)
  • Love from Above (2004)
  • My Desire (2004)
  • Negative Influence (2004)
  • The Staff of Odo (2004)
  • St. Michael (2004)
  • Above Death: In God We Trust (2003)
  • Arrows (2003)
  • Billionaire Club (2003)
  • Egg of Life (2003)
  • Honey (2003)
  • Love & Politics (2003)
  • Miserable Wealth (2003)
  • The Omega (2003)
  • Onunaeyi: Seeds of Bondage (2003)
  • Rejected Son (2003)
  • Selfish Desire (2003)
  • Super Love (2003)
  • Tears in the Sun (2003)
  • Tunnel of Love (2003)
  • When God Says Yes (2003)
  • Battle Line (2002)
  • My Love (2002)
  • Tears & Sorrows (2002)
  • Greedy Genius (2001)
  • Holy Ghost Fire (2001)
  • Terrible Sin (2001)
  • Oduduwa (2000)
  • Set-Up (2000)
  • Chain Reaction (1999)
  • Lost Kingdom (1999)
  • Narrow Escape (1999)
  • Living in Darkness (1999)
  • Rituals (1997)
  • Things Fall Apart (1987), TV series

Others Include:

  • Last Ofalla
  • Lion throne
  • Lion of Africa
  • Igodo
  • Evil men
  • Monkey chop banana
  • Idemili
  • 50 days with Christ
  • The Egg

Josephine Edochie’s Children 

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife?

While the marital union between Pete Edochie and Josephine Edochie’s union is fruitful in many other aspects, the union is also blessed with children. 

The couple have 6 children – 5 male children and 1 female child. 

The only female among the children is the fifth born of the family. 

Among the children is Yul Edochie who is that last born and also a notable figure in Nigerian movie space. 

The names of the children of Pete Edochie and Josephine Edochie are: 

  • Leo Edochie
  • Eva Edochie 
  • Uche Edochie
  • Linc Edochie
  • Gene Edochie
  • Yul Edochie

Let’s briefly talk about each of them. 

1. Leo Edochie

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife

Leo is the first son of Pete Edochie and Josephine Edochie. He studied Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Currently, Leo is 52 years old. 

Also, he presently works with an oil and gas firm and he’s the CEO of Solotone Global Ventures Limited. 

In 2019, he was elected as the 25th president of the Port Harcourt Polo Club. 

Leo Edochie is married with children. 

2. Eva Edochie 


Unlike the other children of Pete and Josephine Edochie, the public doesn’t really know the only daughter of their family. 

If you’ve been interested in knowing who she is, we have some information about her here. 

Her name is Eva and she’s the only daughter of the couple. Aside that, she is the second born of the family. 

According to a article by Opera News, Uche Edochie made a post on Instagram to clarify the misconceptions people have had about the age of himself and his siblings. 

From the post, you can see where he mentioned Eva as the second born of the family while he is the third.

From the same report by Opera News, we got to know that Eva attended City Girls Secondary School and later proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) for her university education.

However, we don’t have any information about her career and marital life. 

3. Uche Edochie


He’s the second son and third born of Pete Edochie and Josephine Edochie. Uche was born on January 27, 1975.  He’s a painter and an artist. Uche is married to Nkechi Edochie and the marriage is blessed with 3 children. By November, 2022, they would have been married for 20 years. 

4. Lincoln (Linc) Edochie

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife?

Popularly knowns as Linc Edochie, he’s the third son of Pete and Josephine Edochie. He’s quite tall and fair in complexion. Linc is also a Nollywood actor. Plus, he’s an entrepreneur and a fitness coach. 

Aside that, he’s married to Amara Paula Edochie and they have two children together – Janinah Edochie and Jiovanni Edochie.  

5. Gene Edochie

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife

He’s the fourth son of the popular movie star, Pete Edochie and his wife Josephine. Gene is an interior designer, a photographer and also a trained Architect from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. As an ambitious man, he didn’t stop at the university first degree level. He also has a Masters degree in Architecture from the same university. 

Furthermore, he’s the Managing Director of Space Calibre Ltd, an architectural first that specializes in interior design, building construction and furniture customizing. His interior design service also a accommodates training of upcoming interior designers. Lastly, Gene Edochie is married with children. 

6. Yul Edochie 

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife?

Yul is the last son and the last child of Pete and Josephine Edochie and was given birth to in 1882.

Among their children, Yul Chibuike Edochie is the most well-known and this is basically because he followed in his father’s footsteps and successfully forayed into performing in and producing Nollywood films. 

In addition to acting and production of movies, he runs a business and he’s also a politician.

Choosing to the name ‘Yul’ by his parents was not far-fetched. He was given the name of Yul Brynner, who played the title role in the 1950s classic “The King and I.” 

Also, The Exquires, a film released in 2005, marked Yul’s acting debut. In addition, his big break came in 2007 when he co-starred with Desmond Elliot in Wind of Glory. No one could stop him after this. He later went on to star in a number of films, including Kiss My Pain, My Loving Heart, Tears of Hope, and Kiss My Pain.

Yul’s popularity keeps increasing by the day. He has more than two million followers on Instagram. Constantly, he keeps his fans engaged as he contributes to a variety of issues happening in the country. 

Lastly, like his father, he also started a family early. He got married to May Aligwe Yul-Edochie at the age of 22 and their marriage is blessed with four children – one female and three males. 

Is Rita Edochie the wife of Pete Edochie?

Who is Pete Edochie's Wife

Really, there’s a lot of misconceptions about the connection between Rita Edochie and Pete Edochie.

Some think she’s Pete’s wife while some other think she’s a daughter to Pete Edochie.

Actually, it could be quite confusing for many people who don’t know Josephine Edochie is the only wife of Pete Edochie. And since Rita is also a renowned figure in the movie industry, it is easier to conclude that there is a conjugal relationship between the two.

So, who is Rita to Pete?

Rita Edochie is not Pete Edochie’s wife.

She’s only a sister-in-law to Pete.

Rita Edochie is the wife of Pete Edochie’s younger brother, Tony Edochie.

Is Pete Edochie’s wife an actress? 

No, Pete Edochie’s wife, Josephine Edochie is not an actress. She’s a lawyer, broadcaster, announcer, and businesswoman. 

So, unlike her husband and two of her sons who took to acting she’s not a face in Nollywood. 

Conclusion: Who is Pete Edochie’s Wife?

If at some time you’ve had the question, “who is Pete Edochie’s Wife?” in your mind, I hope this post has given you a panoramic knowledge of who the wife of this movie legend is. 

Specifically, in this post where we discussed the topic – who is Pete Edochie’s wife, we took into account her name, early days, career, marriage, and family, and lots more. 


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Godfrey Ogbo, the Chief Editor and CEO of AtlanticRide, merges his environmental management expertise with extensive business experience, including in real estate. With a master's degree and a knack for engaging writing, he adeptly covers complex growth and business topics. His analytical approach and business insights enrich the blog, making it a go-to source for readers seeking thoughtful and informed content.

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