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I Can’t Imagine What Pete Edochie Would’ve Have Done If I Decided To Change My Gender – Son

Pete Edochie

Pete Edochie

Popular figure, Uche Edochie has come out to celebrate his father, Pete Edochie who turns 76 today.

He recently had his say via his Instagram page, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, he remembers how strict his father was with him and his siblings while they were growing up, and it is a shame that no nonsense men are now a dying breed since society calls them toxic.

Uche added that he cannot imagine what his dad would have done if he ever came home as a teenager to say he has changed his pronouns and now identifies as a different gender.


Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.

The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.

Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.

Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.

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