Nigerian movies have always been an interesting part of every Nigerian citizen’s life. Therefore, Nigerians always like to see Nollywood actors do interesting things. These actors can play funny, tragic and wonderful roles in movies, but what are they really like in real? This article will tell you all about Yul Edochie, who is one of the most popular celebrities of Nollywood.
Yul Edochie biography
Yul Edochie is a talented multiple award-winning Nigerian actor, he is also the last son of veteran actor Pete Edochie. As a son of a Nollywood Legend, it is no surprise that he ended up following his father’s steps in the movie industry. Yul Edochie was born on January 7, 1982 into a big family; he has five siblings.
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! This is also why he decided to take some acting related courses. These courses led him to the one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria – University of Port Harcourt, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. His career kicked off in 2005.
He started his career alongside some heavyweight champions of the Nigerian movie industry, like Chidi Mokeme, Clarion Chukwura, Justus Esiri, Enebeli Elebuwa and others. The very first Nollywood movie he starred in was “The Exquires”, which was directed by Kabat Esosa Egbon.
However, life in Nollywood does not come without challenges. The main struggle for Yul Edochie was his desire to make his own name in the industry. He always struggled to not be compared with his father, Pete Edochie; therefore, he never stopped struggling until his star started to shine in 2007. His main break came when he starred as the lead character in movie called “Wind of Glory” alongside Desmond Elliot and Genevieve Nnaji. The movie was directed by Tchidi Chikere.
“Wind of Glory” was a huge success for the Nollywood actor. Nonetheless, he did not stop there, and went on to star in many other movies! The audience was really impressed with his charismatic characters and this brought him a lot of success. He got his first City people`s award and was nominated for the best actor award in 2011.
As at today, his career has grown beyond the measures of a regular actor and he has a huge fan base. Yul Edochie is one of the most ranked actors in Nollywood! He is also one of the highest paid actors today! He is loved, respected and admired by people all over the world.
In 2011, Yul Edochie created a special fund to help less privileged people in the society. He is currently based in Lagos where he lives with his wife and three children. His most notable movies 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
Yul Edochie's Family
As mentioned earlier, Yul Edochie grew up in a big family where he had to struggle to keep up with his father and brother. He always tried to become something more than his father, Pete Edochie, therefore, he decided to not stick to just being a regular actor but get involved in activities to better the society he lives in.
Yul Edochie wife
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Yul Edochie’s wife is a very pleasant woman called May Aligwe; they got married in 2004, and many ladies cannot believe that such a guy has been married for such a long time. Nonetheless, his wife has been with him since the beginning of his career, his love for her has not stopped him from putting his best into his movies. Besides, she influences and encourages him to do better.
It is said that behind every great man, there is a woman who believes in him. May Aligwe is one of such women who can really influence a man to achieve great success.
Yul Edochie Academy
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 gives young talents an opportunity to show off their skills!
Yul Edochie in Politics
The actor has also decided to get involved in politics and has declared his desire to become the governor of Anambra State. He also decided to join the political party “Democratic Peoples Congress”. He is currently the party’s gubernatorial elections candidate.
Yul Edochie - a TV series Actor
Yul Edochie is famous not only for the movies he has acted in, but also for his appearance on several TV series. His most memorable roles were played in the following series:
- Royal Castle
- The Palace
Yul Edochie is one of the most famous Nigerian actors and a proud son of the soil who is interested in helping his country prosper by creating new possibilities for young people! This desire led him to open his own movie academy to help guide more young people into the movie industry and help them in life.
Yul Edochie would not be the famous actor he is today without his wife and children; It is necessary to understand that behind every successful man there is also a woman who loves him. Yul Edochie is a happy man who cares for his family and Nigeria as a whole!
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