Pete Edochie at 75: Actress Joke Silva Reacts to Actor’s Controversial Statement on Feminism

Pete Edochie at 75: Actress Joke Silva Reacts to Actor’s Controversial Statement on Feminism

  • Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, clocked 75 on March 7, 2022, and numerous well-wishers gathered to celebrate with him
  • One of those present on a Zoom call meeting for the celebrant was popular Nigerian actress, Joke Silva
  • The actress celebrated the legendary actor but also corrected his notion about feminism being violent after he made the controversial statement in the past

Legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, turned the ripe age of 75 on March 7, 2022, and his friends and colleagues celebrated him in a special way.

A Zoom meeting was also organized for people to celebrate with the film star virtually and it hosted series of top stars such as Kanayo O. Kanayo and Joke Silva.

Veteran actress, Joke Silva, used the opportunity to not only praise the iconic actor, but to also address a controversial statement he had made about feminism in the past.

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Pete Edochie at 75: Actress Joke Silva speaks
Joke Silva speaks on Pete Edochie's comment on feminism causing violence in the home. Photos: @peteedochie
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Joke Silva reacts to Pete Edochie’s statement on feminism

After the pleasantries, the Nollywood actress recounted how Pete Edochie had said in the past that feminism is the cause of violence in the home.

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Silva noted that such statement makes one wonder if he grew up with abusive parents or if he was also an abusive person.

The actress also added that Pete had also categorically stated that his father never once hit his mother and he never once hit his wife and that his upbringing wasn’t why he made that statement.

According to Joke Silva, she believes Pete Edochie’s statement is one that a lot of men hold but do not have the courage to say.

The actress then went ahead to explain what feminism as well as gender based violence is.

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Internet users react

Fans took to Pete Edochie’s comment section to continue to send their well-wishes for his birthday. Read some of them below:


“There is only one Sir Pete. It’s been a joy seeing you age gracefully. You have been on the screen for decades. Rarely do we see someone like you in a lifetime and I’m happy to have seen you. May God bless and keep keeping you as you age gracefully Sir. Happy birthday Sir Pete Edochie#NollywoodLegend.”


“Happy birthday Daddy I pray that one day I will meet with you in good health, I really and always pray and wish to meet with you, And I know the Lord will grant my heart desire Iseeee Long life Daddy I love you so much♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️.”


“This is so beautiful, acknowledgement for each other we all need this❤️.”


“Happy birthday sir.. long life in sweet health..May God keep blessing you abundantly.”

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Kanayo O. Kanayo, others attend Pete Edochie's 75th birthday thanksgiving

Pete Edochie clocked 75 on March 7, and he took to social media to celebrate.

In a video sighted on his Instagram page, the thespian talked about being 75, according to him it's not a small age and anyone who says age is just a number should be evaluated.

He continued by saying that he tries not to let ageing get to him and thanked God for sparing his life as most of his colleagues that they started together are no more.

In another post, the veteran was accompanied by colleague Kanayo O. Kanayo and other people to a pre-birthday thanksgiving service in church.


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