Forget Yul Edochie, Meet Another Pete Edochie’s Son Who Is A Millionaire

Uche Edochie

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.

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At my booth in the VIP cocktail opening of the maiden edition of the Impart art fair, Eko Atlantic City, Lagos. The ever vibrant Nigerian art scene now has two massive art fairs to look forward to annually. Art X and Impart. I particularly love how the guys at Impart have gone a slightly different route through direct engagement with the artists rather than galleries. This approach exposes the audience to a predominantly newer and younger demographic of artists with just a few veterans like myself, Ibe Ananaba, Ato Arinze, Obinna Makata and Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo amongst others. Lovely opening. Massive crowd. Great energy and organisation. Lagos art scene is on fire. Here is a little advice however to make next year's edition even stronger. The organizers should work on climate control and a brighter ambience. Rent mobile air conditioners for alternative spaces and go with white screens instead of black to project the art better. Also avoid spotlights. They produce glare. Art needs soft lighting. So point the lights to a painted white ceiling and let them bounce off it to provide diffused lighting for better overall illumination. otherwise great effort guys. Massive Showing. Strong start. Well done Lasmara. #art #nigerianart #artexhibition #artfair #ucheedochie #nkechinwosuigbo #tolualiki #lasmara #impart #obinnamakata

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Mother is Home Acrylic on Canvas 2018 I am trying for some reason to see the world through the eyes of a child. I was a child once. But I have almost forgotten what that felt like. Almost. One thing I never forgot though was the way my siblings and I felt each and every time our mother came home from work. It was magical. The way we ran to her and hugged her like we hadn't seen her in ten years. That is the magic of motherhood. It doesn't matter your status in life. If you are someone's mother, take pride in the fact that for just a few people on this planet, you mean the world. I am not a woman but I hope my kids are half as excited when they see me. I hope I mean that much to them. I get a lot of hugs from them though so that's a good sign. But I am not sure if it's because of the ice cream I bring home every week or that they are really happy to see their tired old man at the end of every working day. Let's hope it's the later. #art #africanart #nigerianart #painting #contemppraryart #contemporaryafricanart #nigerianartist #instagramart #instagram #modernart #modernnigerianart #studioart #motherhood #ucheedochie

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His works have been showcased at different auctions in so many places with price tags ranging between $900 (N326,250) to $1000 (N362,500). Since 2008, however, his record price at auction shot up to $9,334 (N3,383,575) when he sold the art titled When You Get to the Junction You Make a Right Turn. It was bought at Arthouse Comtemporary 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.

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Drifter Acrylic on Canvas 2018 The search for a calm and peaceful place is a universal human desire. Some find that peace in solitude, among family and friends or in religious places of worship. Lately, a growing number of people have been seeking that peace in codeine, a cough medicine that has the ability to totally numb the senses and put the user in a trance-like state. This codeine abuse is a growing epidemic among young people and there is a theory that it is all linked to an attempt to get away from the devastating psychological effects of terrorism and economic hardship. It is heartbreaking. The troubled and traumatized are searching for their peaceful place too. It is alarming how far some will go in order to find it. Drifter is part of a collection of work featured in my just concluded art exhibition 'Half Way Through a Thousand Miles' with Tolu Aliki. To view the entire collection, visit www.ucheedochie. com #art #artexhibition #halfwaythroughathousandmiles #ucheedochie #nigerianart #nigerianartist #drugabuse #africanart #lagosartexhibition

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