Nigerians on social media are currently throwing their supports behind Pete Edochie, after being trolled by a Twitter influencer identified as Sugabelly.
Sugabelly, who is known for her outrageous personal and public claim, referred to Pete Edochie as a bad actor due to the fact, he repeatedly plays similar roles in all his movies.
Pete Edochie is a really bad actor.
He's been playing the same role his entire life.
Acting isn't quoting proverbs.
But Nigerians live and die by seniority so the older he gets, the less anybody is able to point this glaring elephant in the room out.
— Oscar Winner Sugabelly ? (@sugabelly) November 6, 2019
Many Nigerians on social media have reacted to Sugabelly’s tweet with majority of them being outraged. Others however responded by listing some of the roles he has acted and praised his skills. See some comments below:
The fact that Pete Edochie tends to be typecast as the wise old King/Chief in most Nollywood flicks doesn't necessarily make him a bad actor.
Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood's most typecast actors and the man has an Oscar nomination.
Sugabelly is just being sugabelly.
— Adunni Adaora Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) November 6, 2019
Pete Edochie has played Roles of a King, Chief, Herbalist, Ritualist, Villain, Saviour, etc & he has played them well. He gets paid to act his best role tho & I don't know how that makes him a bad actor but the Person who said it is Sugabelly so it doesn't Count ?♂️
— King Nonny ? (@Zaddy_nomso) November 6, 2019
I saw Things fall apart as a kid.
Pete Edochie cemented his status as a legend with his performance as Okonkwo.
This Pete Edochie slander wont be tolerated.
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) November 6, 2019
Pete Edochie is truly a bad actor actually. What we want is to see him among the Merry Men, play Sunday Dagboru, get featured in John Wick 4 and act as a grandson to Olu Jacobs in a movie. Is that too much to ask for?
— Lola Okunrin (@lollypeezle) November 6, 2019
Sir Pete Edochie, someone said you are a bad actor. Maybe you should start playing lover boy like IK Ogbonna.pic.twitter.com/yCB0aJ42RB
— Odogwu (@austinaija) November 6, 2019
Randomly remembered this Nigerian film Pete Edochie acted with Liz Benson. She gave him love option and he started acting like a fool in love.
But you see, even before she gave him the potion, he was playing the role of a loving husband.
Quite the film.
Quite the actor!
— Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) November 6, 2019
How do you sit and decide to boldly say Pete Edochie is a bad actor. Is it crack? What is wrong with people on this app. He plays one role yen yen yen, did you ever watch "Things fall apart"? Do you know how he bodied the role of "okonkwo". Just Take several seats
— oluchi (@Adadollarz) November 6, 2019
Pete Edochie is not a good actor? No wahala. In a few decades, all the people and things you rated will be questioned too. Na so life be.
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) November 6, 2019
I have seen Pete Edochie act the rich boss man, the ritualist rich man, the company CEO, the Igwe, the village herbalist, the fetish uncle, the cult leader, and I don't even watch a lot of movies.
So what do you mean the same role?
Really bad actor?
Did you process this? https://t.co/7Tq1Cv4bf7
— Mayowa (@Mayoveli) November 6, 2019
Is Jackie Chan a bad actor coz he’s stereotyped?? Stereotypes is not bad for acting. I can be really good at this role and prosper in it . Pleas let’s stop putting these actors against themselves.
Olu Jacobs is a fantastic actor so is Pete Edochie and Jibola Dabo https://t.co/KMdqGlONxB
— The Priye Diri (@KingPriyeDiri_) November 6, 2019
Did you process this before typing? Such disrespect! Internet has given so much power to the faint minded to become a keyboard warriors. Pete edochie is forever a veteran and a legend at what he does. Its a privilege to have someone like him amongst us in this generation. https://t.co/pVQPP9Us6o
— CHINKO EKUN ? (@ChinkoTiger) November 6, 2019
Pete Edochie paved the way for so many actors and led them as a guiding light.
Like he would say. “ What an aged person can see, a child cannot see “
So rest dear ❤️. https://t.co/hFKQRTZLxN
— Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt (@djjimmyjatt) November 6, 2019
Stupidity is what we all have in common as human beings, but some people insist that improving it is their entitlement..
– Pete Edochie (15th Feb, 2014)
Who knew this proverb would give me so much suga in my belly today?
— Series Abíọ́dún ੈ (@Engr_Series) November 6, 2019
Pete Edochie started acting movies before y’all parents could afford a Tv ? but now that you’re in America & living the life , you want to drag your ancestors on twitter ??♂️
— Joseph Oloko??? (@Iam_poje) November 6, 2019
Twitter Nigeria: Pete Edochie is overrated, he can only play one role, I don’t rate him
Pete Edochie: pic.twitter.com/gMc8v0S8Ia
— JAGS (@EtniesJags) November 6, 2019
I can't agree more, why didn't Pete Edochie play the role of Dumbledore in Harry Potter, Arthur in Aquaman, Thanos in Avengers, Sofia in John Wick, isn't he even supposed to be the Wonder Woman. pic.twitter.com/dRN5gM35jM
— Tolulope (@totteaser) November 6, 2019