Pete Edochie pays tribute to ‘accomplished, brilliant’ grandson


Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has extolled the qualities of his late grandson, Kambilinachukwu Edochie, saying he was accomplished even at a young age. 

The PUNCH reports that Kambilinachukwu was the son of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie. The 16-year-old boy died on Thursday morning.

The son died two months after Yul celebrated his 16th birthday with his wife, May Edochie.


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Yul had on January 4 celebrated his (son) birthday via his verified Instagram handle, saying, “A very happy 16th birthday to my first son, Kambilinachukwu Leo Yul-Edochie. May God lead and protect you always. With many more happy years. Daddy loves you.”

However, Edochie said the deceased was brilliant and talented.

“Kambilinachukwu is a very quiet, brilliant and talented child. He’s not somebody you can ride easily. He doesn’t get angry no matter the situation.

“He may change his composure, but he was definitely a very unusual person in so many respects.

“He was so accomplished. I always tell my son that I don’t like people excelling like this in anything they are involved in. Experience has taught me that such people don’t last long,” Edochie told Vanguard in an interview. 

Edochie explained that the deceased developed seizure after he fell while playing football with his schoolmates. 

He said Kambilichukwu was rushed to the Mother and Child Hospital, Lagos, where he died hours later.

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