“Why We Hated Our Dad” – Uche Edochie Recounts His Childhood With Pete Edochie
Uche Edochie, the son of veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has recounted his childhood with his father who turned 76 today.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, the writer celebrated his father’s 76th birthday while narrating how it felt like growing up with a strict father like the actor.
He revealed that he and his siblings hated their father while growing up because Pete Edochie didn’t allow them endanger their lives and careers in the name of having fun.
Uche wrote, “A very happy birthday to my dad who turns 76 today. One of the highlights of my life has been watching my parents grow old just so that I still get to tell how amazing they are and how much I love them.
“Isn’t it funny how we felt the exact opposite way when we were growing up? Back then we hated our dads because they wouldn’t let us endanger our lives and careers in the name of having fun.
“We thought they were the problem. And then we grew up and realized that we were the problem and we needed our asses kicked. Thanks for kicking my ass dad when you had to. I am glad I grew up in the seventies and eighties and had a solid father like you to raise me.
“These generation of no nonsense men are a dying breed because society won’t let them be. Teach a kid how to be a man and modern society screams ‘toxic masculinity ‘.
“I can’t even imagine coming home as a teenager back in the day and telling my parents that I have changed my pronouns and I now identify as a cockroach. My dad would have smacked the cockroach out if me. And that my friends is good parenting, even though you can go to jail today for doing so.
“Anyway please join me in wishing my dad. Mr Pete Edochie a very happy birthday. Did I also tell you he is one of my best friends? Yep. He is an amazing guy and understands me better than most.
“Thanks for everything pops. You are the best father a man can wish for. I love you and I hope you have a super wonderful day,” he added.
KanyiDaily recalls that Uche Edochie had previously debunked rumours circulating on social media that his father, Pete Edochie died in a car accident.