Linc Edochie Biography
Linc Edochie is a Nigerian Actor, Director, and Scriptwriter. He is son to veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie and brother to actor Yul Edochie. His career as an actor started in 1995 taking up a role in drama and so far he has appeared in many movies.
Linc Edochie Age
It is not clear when Linc Edochie was born but it is approximated that he was born in early 1970s.
Linc Edochie Family
Linc Edochie Wife and Children
Linc Edochie has been married to Amaka Linc Edochie since 4 December 2010. However, little is known regarding the number of children he has to date.
Linc Edochie Movies
Linc Edochie has starred in multiple Nigerian movies including “one life”, “my wicked uncle”, and “tears of sacrifices” among many others. In most of the movies he has been featured, Linc has managed to execute his role properly – at least according to his loyal fans.
Linc Edochie Interview
In an interview session Linc Edochie talked about his career and himself.
Linc Edochie: I am Linc, one of Pete Edochie’s children comprising five boys and a girl. I am a producer, a film maker, an actor a producer and you know a producer is like a supervisor, he is there to make sure the director is on line so the producer works in hand with the director
Can we address you as an entertainer?
Linc Edochie: I am not an entertainer because entertainment is really broad.
Many years ago in school in 1995, someone walked up to me and said we are looking for someone exactly like you to fit into a drama role. Initially I was shy but as young as I was I had never been through a challenge and so I gave that challenge a trial.
It wasn’t a fantastic one at that time but I believed there was room for improvement and with some subsequent opportunities I pushed on combining it with education, my father was strict and wanted us to acquire education first.
How influential was your father to your choice of career?
Linc Edochie: My father did influence my career choice. We had a movie to work on a certain time and the character was for a younger version of him and he didn’t fit in so I emerged. I remember he said : If you are going to be a younger version of Igwe though you are a skinny version of me, remember the things I taught you and don’t let me down.
I studied fine and applied art but we were raised with a movie culture, father will make us watch movies especially the ones with positive massages, he would give us roles from the film and make us tell him what we learnt. by the time we grew much older, we saw some more detailed things and the need to perfect the art, and we had to constantly work on it. he had set some lofty standards.
What are the values you learnt from him?
Linc Edochie: He is someone that can account for everything in his house because he laboured to get them. My father is a man of integrity and we have imbibed many values from him. He is a man of honour. We all emulate his great ideals.
How many movies have you acted in?
Linc Edochie: Hmmn… there are lots of them I have lost count but a few are “my wicked uncle”, “one life”, “tears of sacrifices” and many more.
Linc Edochie News
Linc Edochie Talk about Nigeria’s film industry
Source: News Express
Mr. Linc Edochie, Actor, Writer and Director, has said that Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood was undergoing `a revolution’, to enable it to compete globally. Linc Edochie made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
He made the remark on the sidelines of the ongoing five-day Intermediate Sandwich Course, organised by the Charisma Broadcast Film Academy (CBFA). According to Linc Edochie, change is known to be difficult and most people cannot accept it as they come, but it is necessary for development.
“Nollywood is already revamped because there is a revolution and revival going on. “And you know is not what people easily accept, especially when it is misinterpreted, it can misconstrue the whole intention.
“There are people in the industry who may not easily welcome some of the latest trends in film-making and the education that goes with it, like in Lagos, Asaba and Abuja among others.
“But when is geared toward turning the industry into a much better one , like a more fertile ground, by creating a better opportunity for people, then it should be welcomed.
“We have people who are setting up academies and organising programmes like this to train the upcoming ones, because right now, is getting more competitive out there.”
Linc Edochie noted that it was in that same light that the organisers of the CBFA programme saw the need to initiate the sandwich course.
The programme was aimed at educating the upcoming ones, interested in making a career in Nollywood.
“Though I learned a lot from my father, being an icon in the industry, but we did not have such programmes organised for us.
“Maybe because the industry was young at the time.
“But now, there is a need to do that because it is getting fiercely competitive, if we are going to have the next generation of performers that will go out there and show their skills!
“They have to pass through the necessary tutelage; five days might not be enough, but we did it in a condensed clash course manner.
“Some people were not privileged to be in this kind of programme, but I tell them that it was an added advantage.
“But that apart, when you have an opportunity, be serious about it.
“ Show some commitment and consistency, and your confidence will show the measure of your competence.”
Linc Edochie further disclosed that some foreign companies were interested in Nollywood, but when that happens, those with tenable certificates would benefit from the partnership. “A director friend of mind said authoritatively that there are foreign companies that are coming to start partnering with Nollywood.
“And when that happens trust me, there will be some sort of separation of `sheep from goat’.
“So, if you have some added advantage over somebody, who has not gone through the rudiments, is only natural.
“Because talent alone will not sustain you.
“You have to constantly upgrade knowledge, and what is knowledge? Knowledge is knowing that you have an edge over others.” (NAN)