Ephy Saint has claimed that Nollywood actor Pete Edochie is his biological father but Edochie has on several occasions denied his paternity.
Kenyan actor and model Ephy Murithii has been quoted by Nigerian website claiming that veteran actor, Pete Edochie – popularly known as Okonkwo – is his father.
The site, Nigerian Films report that they had a chat with Ephy who said that he would love to be buried where his father comes from. Ephy is said to be one of the few shortlisted male housemates set to represent Kenya at eighth season of the Big Brother Africa. Pete is considered one of Africa's most talented actors. Although a seasoned administrator and broadcaster, he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an adaptation of Chinua Achebe's all time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart. In 2005 the Actors' Guild of Nigeria placed Pete Edochie and several other actors, including Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nkem Owoh, Ramsey Noah, Stella Damasus Aboderin, Chinwe Okeke and Richard Mofe Damijo on a one year ban from filming after they were said to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to their A-list celebrity status. The ban placed on these actors was seen as doom in the Nigerian film business, but currently, the actors are back in filming.
Pete has starred in over 60 Nigerian movies. At the time of going to press we had not received a comment from Ephy on the reports.