Kanayo O Kanayo Asserts Seniority Over Pete Edochie In Nollywood

Kanayo firmly stated that the renowned 1971 Nigerian film "Things Fall Apart," starring the venerable Pete Edochie, was primarily a theatrical production and not a home video endeavor.

Kanayo O Kanayo Asserts Seniority Over Pete Edochie In Nollywood-TSZ Naija
Kanayo O Kanayo Asserts Seniority Over Pete Edochie In Nollywood

Kanayo O Kanayo, a revered figure in the Nigerian film industry, has sparked discussions on social media with his confident assertion of seniority over his esteemed colleague, Pete Edochie.

During a recent interview with Afia TV, Kanayo O Kanayo expressed his viewpoint that distinguished individuals in the film industry.

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Reflecting on the historical context, the 61-year-old actor made a resounding statement, emphasizing the pivotal role played by legendary filmmaker Kenneth Nnebue in the 1990s. He underscored Nnebue’s groundbreaking achievement as the first filmmaker to professionally produce home videos in 1992.

Expounding further, Kanayo asserted that he and other actors who featured in the 1992/93 Nigerian two-part drama thriller film, “Living in Bondage,” were among the pioneers who entered Nollywood as bona fide professionals ahead of others.

Kanayo firmly stated that the renowned 1971 Nigerian film “Things Fall Apart,” starring the venerable Pete Edochie, was primarily a theatrical production and not a home video endeavor.

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The veteran actor made it clear that if anyone, including his fellow actors, contends that Pete Edochie predates him in founding Nollywood, he is prepared to challenge such a claim.

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Kanayo maintained that while Pete initiated his film career before him, Edochie joined Nollywood four years later. He emphasized that the distinction is not solely based on chronological age.

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