Did you know that Nollywood superstar, Yul Edochie is the last son of a Nollywood Legend, Pete Edochie? Did you also know that he has been married for over 14 years? Well, learn more about this one of the most popular nollywood celebrities in this article, his family, career, wife and children and also his net worth.
Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, born Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie, on January 7th, 1982, is the last son of Nigerian legendary actor, Pete Edochie, who is from Anambra State, Nigeria. He is currently 36 years old and was named after popular Russian actor, Yul Brynner. Yul Edochie was raised both in Lagos and Enugu states both in Nigeria. He is the last of 6 children of the legendary actor.
Yul Edochie Education
Yul Edochie attended Lillians’ Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu between 1984 and 1992. His secondary education started from 1992 to 1998. In those 6 years Yul went to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu , University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu Respectively.
He later attended one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria, the University of Port Harcourt, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
Yul Edochie Career
The biggest influence on the life of young Yul Edochie was provided by his father, therefore, this young man grew up with a love for art and everything connected with it. The talented actor, joined the Nigerian Movie Industry (Nollywood) in 2005 and started his acting career alongside some heavyweights in the movie industry, like Chidi Mokeme, Clarion Chukwura, Justus Esiri, Enebeli Elebuwa and others.
In 2005, he featured in his first film titled “The Exquires” alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. The movie was directed by Kabat Esosa Egbon.
From there, he struggled to make his own name in the industry. He always struggled to not be compared with his father, Pete Edochie.
The talented Yul never stopped struggling until his big break in 2007, after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie “Wind Of Glory”. The movie was directed by Tchidi Chikere.
In 2015, Yul Edochie started a movie academy in Lagos. He decided to start the academy as he believed that Nigeria needs more professional actors to produce good quality movies. This academy is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors, and give young talents an opportunity to show off their skills.
Yul Edochie Movies
Yul Edochie is not just famous only for the movies he has acted in, but also for his appearance on several TV series in Nigeria. His most memorable roles were played in the following series: Tinsel, Royal Castle, and The Palace.
He has featured in over 250 nollywood movies. Some of which include: Wisdom of the King, The King and the Princess, Head of a Prince, Royal Challenge, True Forgiveness, Prisoner of Love, His Royal Majesty, To Live Again, Save My King, Royal Challenge, Gaza Treasure, My Loving Heart, Innocent Man, The Lamb, Two Can Play The Game, Pleasure and Crime, Innocent Pain, Testimonies of Pain, Beautiful Soul, Lonely in Paradise, Shadows of Dust, and Loving you hurts, among others.
Yul Edochie Awards
- Afrifimo Awards – Best Actor
- Nollywood Movies Awards – Best Lead Male
- City People Entertainment Awards – Best Actor of the Year
- Nollywood Movies Awards – Best Actor In A Supporting Role
- City People Entertainment Awards – Best New Actor Of The Year Read more:
Yul Edochie Family
Yul Edochie has five siblings. But, little is documented regarding their life history other than his brother, Linc Edochie, a prominent figure in the Nollywood film industry.
Yul Edochie and his family have continued to follow acting traditions of their father Pete Edochie. Nonetheless, Yul and Linc are not the only family members who decided to follow the traditions of actor’s career. They have inculcated the actor’s culture in their marriage and family lineage as well.
His parents are Josephine Edochie (mother) and the legendary Nigerian film actor, Pete Edochie father.
He has a matching elder brother and also a famous Nollywood movie director, actor, film maker, and producer, Linc Edochie.
The eminent Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie is his aunt and some of his popular close cousins are Queen Dinma Edochie and Muna Obiekwe.
Also, not much is said about the sister of Yul Edochie. However, being a member of the renowned family of Pete Edochie, her life and actions cannot escape the attention of the mass media network.
Yul Edochie Wife
Yul Edochie got married at the age of 22 to the love of his life, May Aligwe. The wedding occasion that was held in 2004. He has three children, two sons and one daughter called Dani.
Yul’s wife, Mrs. May Edochie, appear to keep off from the media’s paparazzi most of the time. She is not in the show business.
Instead, May spends most of her time attending to her children, businesses, and her career in computer engineering.
Thus, she likes to live a life that does not attract the attention of the mass media because that is her desire.
Yul Edochie Political Career
The actor on the 14 of July 2017, declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State. This declaration was made in anticipation of a Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria. The declaration was however made official on the 22nd of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party “Democratic Peoples Congress” and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.
In the election, the actor polled 145 votes. He came 19 out of 37 contenders that jostled for the governorship stool. He posted his congratulatory message on his Instagram page.
“Congratulations to Governor Willie Obiano on his victory at the polls.
And to all my supporters, I thank you.”
Yul Edochie Net Worth
Yul Edochie’s net worth has grown significantly in 2018. His net worth is estimated to be $1.85 million.
Yul Edochie Contact
The instagram account of the actor with 892.3k Followers is @yuledochie while his twitter handle with 160k followers is @yuledochie.