Pete Edochie, Nollywood great, is really in shock. His present feeling is neither due to any sad event nor the marital fiasco bedeviling his actor-son, Yul’s home.
The 76-year-old phenomenal thespian, is unsettled by the spate of divorce involving most actresses in Nigeria, leading them to leave their husbands.
Edochie spoke about the high rate of failed marriages in Nollywood in a recent chat on the ‘WithChude’ podcast.
He also made reference to Chioma Akpotha, Ireti Doyle and Tonto Dikeh’s failed marriages.
The famed actor said most women make the mistake of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side, pointing out that women should take their wedding vows seriously and remain in their marriages “for better or worse”.
Stressed Edochie: “Men and women are not equals in the home. In our culture, a man does not kneel to offer a ring to a woman”.
“If you come to our industry today, most of our girls who got married two or three years ago have all left their husbands.
“I was even shocked to hear that Chioma Chukwuka, Ireti Doyle, Tonto had also left.
“You know you take a vow when you are getting married for better or worse. Not for better for us but for better or worse.
“You will always think it is greener on the other side. That is the mistake that we all make”.
Edochie and Josephine, his wife, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in October last year.
Boasting several awards and recognition, the actor is eminently recognised as a household name in the Nigerian movie industry.