Yul Edochie Profile and Biography of Yul Edochie, Movies, Net Worth and Age of the Nollywood Legend.
Biography Nigeria reports that Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor, film director and politician who has indicated an interest in becoming Nigeria’s president come 2023.
Yul Edochie Profile: Biography of Yul Edochie, Movies, Net Worth, Age
|Real name||Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie|
|Date of birth||7 January 1982|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Net worth||$1.8 million|
|Children||Kambi Edochie, Dani Edochie, Karl Edochie, Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul-Edochie|
Actor Yul Edochie began his professional acting career in 2005 and has grown to become a Nollywood superstar.
He established the Yul Edochie Academy in 2015 in order to improve professionalism in the Nollywood industry by training the next generation of actors and actresses. Also, in 2018, he was appointed as a senior special assistant to the governor of Anambra state.
Yul Edochie and May Yul Edochie
Yul Edochie Biography
Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie was born on January 7, 1982 as the last of six children. He was born to a veteran actor, Pete Edochie and his mother Josephine, a broadcaster. He hails from Anambra State, Nigeria. Yul was named after a popular Hollywood actor, Yul Brynner who acted in movie, King and I in 1956.
In 1984, Yul started his education at Lillians’ Day Nursery School. Later on, he moved to Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu. Then, he proceeded to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu in 1992 and three other secondary schools in Enugu until he graduated in 1998. Similarly, for his university education, he attended the University of Port Harcourt and bagged a B.A degree in Theatre Arts.
Yul Edochie Personal Life
Edochie got married in 2004 at age 22 to May Aligwe, and the union is blessed with four children: 3 boys, 1 girl. He lives with his family in Lekki, Lagos.
He gave his life to Christ shortly after escaping death in a ghastly motor accident along Ore road in June 2019.
Yul Edochie Family
Yul Edochie Early Career
His career in the industry began after relocating to Lagos from Enugu in 2005. When he arrived Lagos, for proximity to movie locations, he moved in with Nonso Diobi who housed and fed him. His intention was to hustle and become a big wig in the industry. And Luckily, that same year, he debuted in The Exquires together with Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa.
Then, in 2007, he rose to stardom after featuring in the movie Wind of Glory together with Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot. Since then, Yul has gone on to act with other prominent artistes like Patience Ozokwor, Mercy Johnson, John Dumelo, Olu Jacobs, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze and many more.
As a film director, writer and actor, some of his films include;
- Sleek Ladies, 2007
- Wind of Glory, 2007
- Keep it Up, 2008
- Kiss my Pain, 2008
- Tears of Hope, 2009
- My Loving Heart, 2009
- Unstoppable, 2010
- Sarafina, 2011
- Pleasure and Crime, 2011
- Zone 9, 2012
- Bridge of Contract, 2012
- The End is Near, 2012
- Against the Law, 2012
- Death Certificate, 2013
- Restless Soul, 2013
- Agony of a Princess, 2013
- Money Kingdom, 2013
- Apostles of Lucifer, 2014
- The Mirror, 2014
- Python Queen, 2014
- Dowry Man, 2015
- Dooshima, 2015
- Brothers of War, 2015
- Compound Fools, 2015
- Royal Maid, 2015
- Rain of Hope, 2016
- The Affectionate Wife, 2017
- Passion of a Prince, 2017
- The Man Keeper, 2017
- Loving Your Hurts, 2017
- Mysterious Family, 2017
- The Billionaires, 2018
- Moms at War, 2018
Awards and Recognition
He is an award winning actor, and some of his awards are;
- Best New Actor of the Year, (English), City People Entertainment Awards, 2009
- Best Actor, Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Award (PAMSAA), 2013
- Best Actor of the Year (English), City People Entertainment Awards, 2013
- Best Lead Male, Nollywood Movies Awards
- Best Actor, Afrifimo Awards
Yul Edochie Academy
Yul Edochie Academy was founded in 2015 by Yul Edochie as a subsidiary of his Art World. The Academy is a training ground for aspiring actors/actresses. In the academy, students are trained by Yul himself and are presented with numerous opportunities.
The academy was founded as result of deterrence in quality and professionalism of the youngsters in the industry. Yul’s goal is to build an army of focused and professional actors and actresses and steer them towards greatness.
Yul declared his intention to run as a Governor of Anambra State on July 14, 2017. This was shortly after the Not Too Young to Run Bill was passed by the Nigerian Senate. To confirm his intention, he picked up the nomination form under the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) on August 22, 2017. Luckily, he became the party’s gubernatorial candidate but lost in the general election.
Then, on July 6, 2018, he was appointed Senior Special Adviser on creative and entertainment media by the Governor of Anambra State, Gov. Willie Obiano.
Yul Edochie Net Worth
Currentschoolnews.com estimated Yul’s net worth at $1.85 million. On July 7 2019, He emerged as a brand ambassador for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Citizen Journalists Network.
Yul Edochie Quotes
“The moment you find yourself discussing people you are already failing; you are losing valuable time. Discuss ideas, discuss ways to promote your business/your talent, discuss your future, how to better your environment.”
“…The power to change your life lies in your hands.”
“I always thought our problem was our leaders till I joined politics and realized the people are also a big part of the problem.”
“For you to achieve you MUST respect those who have achieved before you.”
“We have 24hrs in a day. No matter how busy you are, devote at least 1hr to God in prayers. I recommend you do it before you start your day’s hustle.”
“Life can end in a second. The money, the cars, the mansions, the fame, the good life, all vanity. Be close to God. God is everything.”
“If you are good at something, never do it for free.”
“One of my success tips: I mind my business.”
“Rough times only come to test you. Rough times don’t last, but tough people do.”
Entrepreneurial Lessons From Life Of Yul Edochie
Try Out New Things
In one of Edochie’s interview, he explained how he changed from playing lover boy’s role into playing other technical roles. Obviously, he is ever willing to take up new challenge in his professional journey.
Also, for entrepreneurs, we should note that we need to always unveil new concepts to our customers as life itself is dynamic.
Hardwork And Commitment
Just like any successful entrepreneur, Yul reiterated that he didn’t reach the peak of his career by riding on the fame and popularity of his father, Pete. Rather, he maintained that he got to the peak of his career through hard work and commitment.
Latest Yul Edochie News
Yul Edochie: my 40th birthday wish is to be President
Biography Nigeria understands that Nollywood star actor, Yul Edochie, who is celebrating his 40th birthday on Friday, has said his birthday wish is to become the President of Nigeria.
The thespian, in a post on his Instagram page, said all his wishes and prayer points over the years were answered.
However, he has just one more, which is to become the president in 2023.
The actor added that his desire to become the president was so that he could eliminate suffering from the lives of his people.
He wrote: “Happy 40th birthday to me. Happy birthday to a man of peace and love.
“I thank God for letting me see this day in my life. I thank God for all His blessings.
“All the prayer points and wishes I had many years ago God has answered all of them and even more. And I’m grateful to Him.
“Dear God, please make me the President of Nigeria in 2023 so I can wipe away the tears of my people.
“Thank you Lord for answering my prayer.”
In December, Edochie had expressed hope that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar would support his presidential ambition.
Yul ran for governorship in Anambra State under the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) in 2017.
According to him, his father, the veteran actor, Pete Edochie, has endorsed his presidential ambition.