Pete Edochie gets fresh honour as TAFF 2020 holds in US



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Pete Edochie gets fresh honour as TAFF 2020 holds in US

VETERAN actor, Pete Edochie aka Ebubedike has been honoured with the African Film Legend award at the just concluded African Film Festival (TAFF).



The four-day festival which ran from June 2 to June 6 in Dallas, United States of America held its first virtual award and screened live online to millions of fans.

Though the 73-years-old Edochie was not in attendance, he was presented with the TAFF 2020 Living Legends Award certificate at his residence in Enugu by actress Patience Ozokwo (Mama G).



Information gathered also has it that the festival founder, filmmaker and software engineer, Kelechi Eke, would personally deliver Edochie’s trophy after the coronavirus pandemic.

Explaining the reason for honouring Edochie, Eke said that the honour was as a result of the legend’s contributions to the development of the film sector across the continent and beyond.

According to him, Pete Edochie came into prominence in the 1980s after he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time bestselling novel, “Things Fall Apart”, and since then, the bearded actor has not looked back. At 73, he’s still active and ever busy more than the young actors.

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Meanwhile, South African veteran actor and director, Dr. Jerry Mofokeng, winner of the 2006 Oscars Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, introduced Edochie as the Living Legend awardee at the four-day event, which featured film screenings, online workshops, training sessions, and TAFF closing awards ceremony.

TAFF showcased this year, one of a kind African independent films that either promote African culture; address issues affecting Africa; or explore African landmarks and historic leaders.

The festival has always achieved its set goal of “Bridging cultures through films” by inviting a diverse audience to celebrate some of the best films from and about the African continent. And this year’s edition was no exception despite hosting it online.

Attendees enjoyed the privilege of watching the festival selections in the comfort of their own homes as well as on demand.

The film portal ROOTFLIX showcased the selected films and the awards ceremony.

Pete Edochie gets fresh honour as TAFF 2020 holds in US

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