A veteran actor, Pete Edochie, has expressed concerns over the rate of divorce in Nollywood.
Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the popular actor said, “If you come to our industry today, most of our girls who got married two to three years ago have all left their husbands. I was shocked to hear that Chioma Chukwuka had also left her marriage, as well as Ireti Doyle and Tonto Dikeh.
“One takes a vow when one wants to get married, and it is for better and for worse. Not for better, for us. One will always think it is greener on the other side. That is the mistake we all make.”
Speaking on his relationship with actress, Genevieve Nnaji, Edochie said, “Of all the girls who have acted as my daughters in films, I love Genevieve the most. I look at her as a daughter, and she looks at me as a father. She is an exceptionally brilliant lady.
“I have not heard a lot from her lately. I heard she was a little disturbed. I don’t know whether it is true or not. I hope one day, she calls me to say that she is okay. I will not call her again, because I tried.”
Recalling moments when he had a close shave with death, the actor stated that he was grateful to still be alive.
Edochie also bemoaned the tribalism that characterised the last general elections. He said, “A few years ago, Christian Chukwu (former Super Eagles coach) was at the point of death. It was Femi Otedola (a business mogul) that sent him $50,000 to ensure he went overseas for treatment. He (Otedola) did not say that he (Chukwu) was Igbo.”
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