Popular Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has shared the story of how his father, Peter, reset his brain with beating at Junior Secondary.
His offence was that he wanted to drop out of school, just after the second tier of the junior secondary.
This and more he shared in a tweet compiled by Punch, and which has got his fans responding with divergent opinions.
“In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore. That he should open an electrical shop for me.
“He said ok. He invited me to his room, locked the door and pulled out his belt. He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting.
“Look at me today. Thank you Dad!”
@AyoBankole wondered: “See this man went to tell
Pete Edochie that he doesn’t want to go to school.
Not RMD o, Papa Okonkwo! Pete Edochie wey kill Ikemefuna?”
@femii_dapson said:: “You get mind ooo.
I can’t even change the channel if Pete Edochie is on TV.”
@JustinUg:: “Do you understand the courage, mind,
effrontery, the ambition, the critical thinking, empathy
and sympathy it’ll take for you to stand in front of
Pete Edochie and say to him you want to drop out? “Lmfaooo?
The gods must be shaking! Ah!”
@UgwunnaEjikem: “Yul Edochie said as a boy, he told his
father he didn’t wanna go to school anymore.
“I don’t care about the rest of the gist.
But teenage Yul must have had balls of steel
to boldly tell Pete that.
“I can’t even talk to Pete Edochie anyhow from
behind my TV screen.”
Replying to Edochie’s tweet,
@The Igbo Wolf said: “It’s not strange for a 14-year-old,
who schooled in the East to want to open a shop.
“There are other ways to have spoken or distracted
you from that two seconds dream. Because as kids
we all had these thoughts and can be nudged the in the
right direction without beating.”
@Igbo Wolf: “Pete did so because he sees his
son doing greater things in the future.
“And why won’t he flog electrician shop
out if his head, since he could afford his son’s education?”
@MelVIN replied Don: What if beating him didn’t work?”
However, @Don Don added his voice. “This is actually true.
But a father made a decision to use and shape
his child, which he’s now proud of now, you’re
advising he should have tried other means. What
if nothing else was gonna work?”
For @Joel Amartey replying The Igbo Wolf:
“Every parent knows what’s best for their kids.
You guys sit here and are telling people here how
they should raise their kids.”
@Eziechina chibuike response:
“Whichever way it was done, the point is
that his father found a way to set his future right.
The end justifies the means.”
Others used the
opportunity to eulogise Pete Edochie for his use
of African proverbs.
Gbemi Denis, replying to Yul’s
post, wrote: “Give us one proverb he told you that
day before or after the beating. I mean,
we are talking about Pete Edochie here nah.”
@Cole_Mayor replied Denis and Yul:
“A child can play with the mother’s breast,
but not the father’s testicles. Now lie down!”
@Andrew Whenton’s post: “When one’s
goat gets missing, the aroma of the neighbour’s
soup becomes suspicious.” Other tweets about
the beating Yul Edochie got from his father:
“I can imagine your father saying something like
‘if a log of wood falls inside the river and stay
long enough there, it starts thinking of itself as a
crocodile. “I am the head of this house and you
will do what I want, which is you return to school
or get sacrificed to Amadioha.” “When you
come out from the room after the flogging and
your mom sees you and shouts “Chi’m ooooh…
” your dad: Quiet woman…lions don’t give birth
to goats, and every son takes after his father.