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.”