13 Real Facts about Yul Edochie Don’t Want to Miss Out

Yul Chubuike Daniel Edochie famous as Yul Edochie Nigerian actor, and entrepreneur, and a politician. The actor was given a name after a renowned Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from the Anambra state and is a son of a Nollywood legend Pete Edochie. Yul is a very creative, talented, and interesting character with a well vast knowledge that makes him fit any character in the Nollywood movie. He has gained popularity recently in the industry after opening the Yul Edochie academy and Tv channel on YouTube, where his content is publicized and viewed by millions of people across the world. He is one of the most promising and strong Nollywood characters within Nigeria.

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  • Yul Edochie was born on 7th January 1982 in the Anambra State of Nigeria. He is currently 38 years of age. Yul celebrates his birthday every 7th January of each tear in a remarkable celebration alongside his collogues, family, and friends.
  • Yul was born a well-grounded Christian family of a Nollywood legend Pete Edochie-Father and Josephine Edochie-Mother. He is related to other Nollywood stars like Rita Edochie (Aunt) and the late Muna Obiekwe (cousin) and Linc Edochie (brother). His family has a strong Christian foundation and catholic by faith. Yul holds both Nigerian citizenship and nationality and is of the black race.
  • Yul Edochie is a very handsome man with body measurements of 42-33-28. His chest is 42 inches, a waist of 33 inches, and a thigh size of 28. Yul stands at the height of 1.6m and weighs about 65Kg. Yul is a handsome man with light black skin, black eyes, and hair. He is a very attractive and charming actor with a strong voice that leaves his fans amused with his acting style.
  • Yul Edochie married May Aligwe in the year 2004, and the marriage is blessed with four children, three boys, and one girl. The beautiful family lives in a well-furnished house located in Lagos, capital City of Nigeria.
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Yul Edochie, May Aligwe and children
  • Yul attended Lilian’s Day Nursery School and in Enugu from 1984 to 1992. He later joined Robinson Street primary school in the year 1992. Mr. Edochie joined and undertook secondary studies at Marist Brothers Juniorate, Uturu University secondary in Enugu, and New Haven Boys secondary school in Enugu for the six years of secondary education. His passion for and interest in acting influenced his career. He joined the reputable University of Port Vale, where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts, graduating in a colorful ceremony by the year 2003.
  • Yul Edochie joined the Nollywood industry in the year 2005 when he starred in his first movie, “The Enquiries.” He became a famous Nollywood in 2007 when he featured in the movie “Wind of Glory,” alongside other legendary Nollywood icon Genevieve Nnaji. Since then, Yul Edochie has been featured in many movies taking the character of a royal prince, traditional ruler, and other fascinating characters in the Nigerian Movies. He has worked closely with other Nollywood icons like Ugezu J Ugezu, Evelyne Esin, Chika Ike, Chacha Eke, Jibola Dabo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs, among others. He has been featured in more than 300 Nollywood movies as of 2020.
  • Yul Edochie has been nominated for several awards from which he has bagged many of them. In 2009, Yul bagged the Best Actor Award at the City Peoples Entertainment Award ceremony. He also bagged the Most Accomplished Actor in Nigeria Award in 2010, at African Movie Academy Awards. By this, Yul Edochie was recognized as the best youth actor among his generation. Mr. Yul was nominated and honored by the Nigerian Federal government that made him a Member of the Order of the Republic of Nigeria, topping the list of his awards. Mr. Edochie has also been nominated for several awards as the Best Actor in A Supporting Role and Best Lead Male actor, among others.
  • Yul Edochie established training ground for actors and actresses in the year 2015 after realizing shortcomings in the upcoming Nollywood characters. Yul, as determined before, is dedicated to nurturing talents, train Nollywood actors, and focus them on professionalism through mentorship programs. He is determined to enhance quality and professionalism in upcoming talents besides helping new Actors, and actresses get movie roles with minimal hustles. The academy is, therefore, a training and connection ground for upcoming Nollywood stars in Nigeria and the world. He has expanded Nollywood training to the world through a digital learning system covering most African countries like Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, among others.
  • Yul Edochie is also a politician apart from acting and directing Nollywood movies. In July 2017, Mr. Yul showed interest in vying for the Gubernatorial seat for Anambra State. He was A member of the Democratic Peoples Congress, and he was the flag bearer. He actively campaigned for Atiku and Sir Obi for the presidency, although they did not win the elections by then.
  • Yul Edochie posted a video on social media recounting how his father handled him for intending to drop out of the school and become an electrician. His father, a veteran Nollywood actor Chief Pete Edochie locked the actor in the room and canned him with a belt to reset his brains. The beating motivated Yul to further his studies, and it is the reason behind his immense success.
  • Yul Edochie is a strong Catholic by faith and comes from a strong Christian background. He does not practice cultism as people may think and stipulate. He genuinely makes wealth from Nollywood acting, movie directing, businesses, politics, among other sources. However, reports from Behind Nollywood rumored that the powerful actor was attacked and brutalized by some cultists in Enugu. Yul Edochie confirmed the attack on Twitter, revealing that he narrowly survived death with minor bruises on his ears.
  • Yul Edochie is one of the scarce and highly demanded Nollywood actors. He is highly paid for movie roles earning $35,000 per film role and television episode. However, his actual salary for the movie role is still under review, and we shall update them once we lay our fingers on them. Just keep a tab.
  • Yul Edochie is estimated to be worth $2.4 million, making him be rich, influential, and powerful Nollywood icon within Nigeria. His major sources of income include movie acting and directing, politics, and entrepreneurship.
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