Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie, better known as Yul Edochie, is a popular Nigerian actor, movie director, and script writer. He made his acting debut in 2006 in the film ‘The Wolves’, where he played Dan. He rose to fame following his energetic performance in the 2007 movie ‘Wind of Glory’, where he acted as Emeka. Yul is known for films such as ‘Native Girl’, ‘Broken Chakkels’, ‘Poor Billionaire’, ‘Treasure’, and lots more.
The aced thespian is also well-known as the last child of legendary Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, a pioneer in the movie industry. Yul Edochie was named after famous Russian actor, Yul Brynner. The talented actor has won numerous awards & competitions like Best Actor at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actor at Afrifimo Awards, Best Lead Male at Nollywood Movies Awards.
Yul a.k.a Ezedike is one of the most prominent individuals in Nollywood, the Nigerian entertainment and film industry. With millions of followers on Instagram and other social media platforms, has many admirable qualities, especially among female fans.
This article is all about the amazing details about the Nollywood actor and movie producer, Yul Edochie; his biography, real name, age, state, tribe, education, career, parents, siblings, wives, children, filmography, awards, nominations, social media and net worth.
Yul Edochie, born 7 January 1982, hails from Anambra State, Nigeria and was raised by his parents, Mr & Mrs Pete Edochie in Lagos State and Enugu State. He is the last of 6 children. He got married at the age of 22. He is currently 41 years old.
Yul Edochie’s father, Pete Edochie (born 7 March 1947) is considered by many as the King of African proverbs, especially for his distinctive roles in movies. He is also known to play a lot of roles as a king and he is currently 75 years old. His mother’s name is Josephine Edochie. Not much is known about Yul’s mother, as she prefers to stay away from the spotlight.
The last of five siblings, Yul Edochie is commonly considered as one of Africa’s most gifted actors, having received an Africa Magic Industry Merit Award and an Africa Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. He grew up with his siblings’; four brothers (Leo, Uche, Lincoln, Gene) and one sister (Eva).
Full Name: Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie
Date of Birth: 7 January, 1982
Age: 41 years old
Place of Birth: Lagos State and Enugu State, Nigeria.
State Of Origin: Anambra State.
Height: 1.86 m
Parents: Mazi Pete Edochie, Mrs Josephine Edochie
Wives: May Yul-Edochie, Judy Yul-Edochie
Children: Danielle, Kambi, Karl, Victory and Star
Occupation: Actor, Entrepreneur, Movie Producer and Script Writer
Net Worth: US$3 million
Yul Edochie attended Lillian’s Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School in Enugu State, Nigeria. After his Common Entrance examination, he enrolled for his secondary education in four different schools, all located in Enugu State.
He later attended Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu University Secondary School, Ecumenical Community Secondary School, and New Haven Boys Secondary School. After completing his secondary education, Yul got admitted into the University of Port Harcourt, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts.
With the help of his father, Pete Edochie, who is a legendary actor in Nollywood, Yul grew up nurtured with a love for art and all things related to it. He started his acting career in 2005, where he appeared in his first movie titled ‘The Enquires’. He acted alongside other big names in Nollywood, including Chidi Mokeme, Enebeli Elebuwa, Clarion Chukwura, and Justus Esiri.
Yul rose to limelight in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie “Wind Of Glory”. The film was directed by Tchidi Chikere. Following the success of ‘Wind Of Glory’, the talented actor strived to establish a successful career in the industry, always struggling to grow out of his father’s shadows.
In 2015, Yul Edochie launched a film academy in Lagos State, where he groomed more professional actors that will produce good quality movies as he believed Nigeria had a dearth of actors exhibiting such prowess. He opened the academy as a result of the decline in quality and professionalism of upcoming Nigerian actors and actresses.
According to Yul, the academy is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors and actresses. A duty that he intends to do personally. The academy also gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.
Apart from acting, Yul Edochie is also into politics. On July 14, 2017, he declared his intention to contest as a governor of Anambra State. The declaration came shortly after the “Not Too Young to Run” bill got passed by the then Bukola Saraki-led Nigerian Senate.
The declaration was made official on the 22nd of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party “Democratic People’s Congress” and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State. However, he lost in the general election.
Later, on July 6, 2018, Yul was appointed by Gov. Willie Obiano, Governor of Anambra State, as Senior Special Adviser on creative and entertainment media. In 2022, he also declared his intention to contest for the Nigerian presidency come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Unfortunately, he lost the party’s presidential ticket.
Yul Edochie has starred in many movies and still counting. Some of these movies include;
- The Wolves (2006)
- The Humble Lion (2006)
- Secret Pain (2007)
- Sleek Ladies 1 & 2 (2007)
- Blood Apart 1 & 2 (2007)
- Sunny My Son (2007)
- Wind of Glory 1, 2 & 3 (2007)
- Native Girl (2008)
- The Laptop 2 (2008)
- Piece of My Soul 1, 2 & 3 (2008)
- Beautiful Soul 1 & 2 (2008)
- Give It Up 1 & 2 (2008)
- Kiss My Pain 1 & 2 (2008)
- My Confession 1 & 2 (2008)
- Four Sisters (2008)
- Testimonies of Pain 1 & 2 (2009)
- Tears of Hope (2009)
- Pleasure and Crime (2010)
- Unstoppable (2010)
- Thanks for Coming (2011)
- Gallant Babes (2011)
- Crying Freeman (2012)
- The End Is Near (2012)
- My World (2012)
- World of My Mind (2012)
- Bridge of Contract (2012)
- The Enemy I See (2012)
- Deep Water (2012)
- Brothers War (2013)
- Eye of the Eagles (2013)
- Idemili (2014)
- Game of Pythons (2014)
- Bullet of Justice (2014)
- School Trouble (2014)
- Python Queen (2014)
- Birthday Bash (2015)
- Ojuju Calabar (2015)
- Circle of Trust (2016)
- Show Down (2016)
- Poka Messiah (2016)
- Treasure (2017)
- Broken Chakkels (2017)
- Moms at War (2018)
- Innocent Oath (2018)
- Clairvoyance (2019)
- Poor Billionaire (2019)
- Devil In Red (2020)
- Brother’s War (2020)
- About Time (2021)
- Against the Law (2021)
- Road to Death (2022)
- Bloody Obsession (2022)
- Drum of Death (2022)
- Oracle of Billionaire (2022)
- Dark Chapel (2022)
- The Black Wedding (2022)
- Seven Other Men (2022)
Awards and Nominations
Over the course of his career as an actor, Yul Edochie has received several awards.
- Best Actor of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor at Afrifimo Awards
- Best Lead Male at Nollywood Movies Awards
- Best New Actor Of The Year at City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actor in A Supporting Role at Nollywood Movies Awards
- Best Actor Award at the Pamsaa Awards
Yul Edochie is currently married to May Aligwe Yul-Edochie, a brand influencer and Judy Austin Yul-Edochie, a Nollywood actress. The talented actor tied the knot with May Aligwe when he was only 22, while he also tied the knot with Judy Austin when he was 40.
The polygamous family is blessed with five children — three sons and one daughter from May Yul-Edochie, and one son from Judy Yul-Edochie. The names of Yul’s children are;
- Danielle Yul-Edochie
- Kambi Yul-Edochie
- Karl Yul-Edochie
- Victory Yul-Edochie
- Star Yul-Edochie
According to records, Yul Edochie has an estimated net worth of US$3 million. He has built up his net worth with the salary he receives from the acting roles, endorsement deals, and more.
On July 7, 2019, he became a brand ambassador for Citizen Journalists Network, a non-governmental organization (NGO). He is also a house owner and car owner.
Yul Edochie, as his fans fondly call him, has a large number of followers on social media. He currently has over 2 million followers on Instagram, over 600k followers on Twitter, and over 2.5 million followers on Facebook.
You can connect with Yul Edochie using the following social media;
- Instagram: @yuledochie
- Twitter: @YulEdochie
- Facebook: Yul Edochie