- The son of Pete Edochie, a Nollywood legend, Uche, is a US-based painter with artistry fame
- Some of Uche's works have made popular auctions around the world selling for as high as $9,334 (over GHC51)
- Among his popular works are Mind and Memory, Memory Fades, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Reflections
Not many people know much about Uche Edochie, one of Pete Edochie’s six children. Apart from the popular Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, both of whom are Nollywood actors, nothing much is said about the others.
According to Brandafriq, Uche is also a creative like most of the family members are, except that he channels his into painting.
Report has it that he has some meaningful fame as a skilled painter. MutualArt classifies him as “Nigerian postwar and contemporary painter” because he was born in 1975, after the end of the Nigerian civil war.
His works have been showcased at different auctions in so many places with price tags ranging between $900 to $1000.
Since 2008, however, his record price at auction shot up to $9,334 when he sold the art titled When You Get to the Junction You Make a Right Turn. It was bought at Arthouse Contemporary Limited.
Some of his paint works are Life Lessons for our Children, Journey of a lifetime III, State of the Mind, War of the Roses, Mind and Memory, Memory Fades, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Reflections, among many others.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the United States embassy in Nigeria recognised a young Nigerian man, Olusola Owonikoko, for his great contribution to the country.
A social activist, Olusola is always focused on improving the lives of those who are vulnerable and financially underprivileged in society.
It should be noted that in 2018, his idea at maximizing the power of technology to help those living with disabilities caught world attention as he won that year’s Google Impact Challenge.
He is also an alumnus of the US Consulate’s Carrington Youth Fellowship and was a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow. Most of his works are driven at helping those at the margin throughout Africa, especially women, girls, and youths.