More than the week, a controversial US-centered illustrator, Lotanna Odunze, aka Sugabelly, gave her two cents about the acting prowess of veteran actor, Pete Edochie.
Sugabelly wrote on her Twitter web page, “Pete Edochie is a really lousy actor. He’s been actively playing the exact same part his total lifestyle.
“Acting isn’t quoting proverbs. But Nigerians reside and die by seniority, so the more mature he will get, the a lot less any person is able to level this obvious elephant in the space out.”
Her audacious assertion nevertheless triggered numerous reactions on Twitter.
A lot of of the persons who commented on the publish reported Sugabelly’s statements have been borne out of ignorance and malice. Some folks also dug up Edochie’s past achievements to garbage her statements.
When Sunday Scoop reached out to Edochie who is regarded as a single of Africa’s most talented actors, asking him to respond to Sugabelly’s statement, he stated everyone was entitled to their opinion for the reason that what mattered to him was that he’s alive, kicking and savoring himself.
‘‘I’ll be straightforward with you: I’m indifferent to viewpoints expressed about me, mainly because they do not make sense to me. If Pete Edochie is a fantastic actor, thank you very significantly.
“It does not indicate anything to me it has totally absolutely nothing to do with me. If you get started responding to points that do not make feeling, there is that risk of cutting down oneself to the stage of that man or woman.
“I’m mentally occupied 24 several hours on a daily foundation. I properly trained formally as a broadcaster and by the grace of God, I come about to be an articulate particular person. I do not have to market that, every other human being is aware of that.
“I really don’t even see most of these things and I really don’t give a damn about it and really do not treatment. You have a suitable to convey any belief about me but it does not indicate anything at all to me.
“I have 13 grandchildren and I have been productively married for 50 years. I’m living in my personal home and at ease.
“I really don’t have time for all these matters. What issues is that Pete Edochie is alive, kicking and enjoying himself.
“On April 7, I’ll be 73. There are several folks of my age who are energetic. If I begin responding to people today, it indicates that I really don’t respect God who created me.”