Veteran actor, Pete Edochie who is popularly known for his 'no-nonsense, strict father' roles he plays in movies has been off the scene for a while in a recent interview reveals why he is afraid of death.
"I smoked for 21 years before I quit, and each time I got tensed up, I looked for a cigarette, and psychologically I was puffing away the anger; but there is no other thing it does for you physically but to destroy your lungs".
On if he's afraid of death and if he thinks about it
On why he gave up smoking
As a young man, I drank a lot. I could drink any bottle under the table. It was because of peer group pressure. We enjoyed diverting ourselves alcoholically. We were not given to subduing the womenfolk as a mark of accomplishment; we always got together to drink and smoke cigarettes. As we got older, I felt there is a need to cut down on all these excesses. I gave up smoking though I smoked for 21 years. I gave it up when I discovered it wasn’t serving any purpose.
On how he now wards off anger after giving up smoking 21 years ago to manage his anger
On if he is a fulfilled man
Yes. What else am I going to ask from God? I have a brilliant wife and brilliant children. So, yes, I am (fulfilled).