Veteran movie star, Pete Edochie has received a double honorary doctorate degree from a university in Togo at the age of 76.
The Nollywood actor received a Doctorate in Literature, Doctorate in Arts, and a lifetime achievement award from ISTM University, Togo, on Saturday.
A video which surfaced online showed that representatives from the international university visited the actor at his home in Nigeria to present the award to him.
They presented the awards to him in order to show recognition for his pivotal inputs to the creative industry.
Veteran nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has been honoured with his first doctorate degree, at 76. pic.twitter.com/uy4pJho6de
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Edochie is considered one of Africa’s most talented actors, being honored with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy.
Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in a Nigerian Television Authority adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart.
In 2003, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo. He is married with six children.