Pete Edochie replies critics over controversial handshake with Ooni of Ife
Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has replied to critics dragging him over his controversial handshake with Ooni of Ife.
The actor has been trending for days after a video of him greeting the Ooni of Ife with a handshake. Pete Edochie met with the Ooni of Ife at the birthday celebration of Nigerian philanthropist and wife of Nigerian oil mogul, Tein Jack-rich, Elizabeth Jack-rich.
The video did not sit well with some critics who criticized him for not bowing down to the Ooni of Ife but gave him a handshake instead.
A lot of critics described the actions of the 76-year-old man as disrespectful to greet Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the most powerful king in Yoruba land, with a handshake.
In response to the criticism online, Pete Edochie has taken to his page to reshare the criticism from the critic with the caption, “High Chief for a reason, Igbo Kwenu.”