Pete Edochie addresses handshake controversy with Ooni of Ife
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Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie has responded to the critics who have been dragging him for his recent controversial handshake with the Ooni of Ife. The actor has been at the center of attention for the past few days after a video surfaced showing him greeting the Ooni of Ife with a handshake. The encounter took place during the birthday celebration of Nigerian philanthropist Elizabeth Jack-rich, wife of Nigerian oil mogul Tein Jack-rich.

Pete Edochie replies to critics. Photo credit: Pete Edochie. Source: Instagram

However, Pete Edochie's gesture did not sit well with some critics who expressed their dissatisfaction, stating that he should have bowed down to the Ooni of Ife instead of offering a handshake. Many argued that his actions were disrespectful to Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the highly revered king in Yoruba land.

In response to the online criticism, Pete Edochie took to his social media page and shared the criticisms he received, accompanied by the caption, "High Chief for a reason, Igbo Kwenu." The actor seems to be asserting his status and cultural background in his reaction to the backlash.