Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie is a prominent Nigerian actor, entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist. He is the son of one of Nigeria’s finest actors and screen legends, Pete Edochie. Yul Edochie was born on January 7, 1982, and grew up in Lagos and Enugu States. He began his acting career at the age of 23 and has since become one of Nollywood’s most expensive actors. In addition to his acting career, Yul Edochie is also an entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist.
Early Life And Education
Yul Edochie began his education at Lillian’s Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School from 1984 to 1992. He attended up to four secondary schools between 1992 to 1998 all located in Enugu. After his secondary school education, he proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts.
Yul Edochie entered the Nollywood industry at the age of 23, starring in ‘The Acquires’ as his first movie, where he featured alongside Justus Esiri and Chidi Mokeme. He kept his acting and continued to act as a feature character in many movies till his big break came in 2007 when he acted with Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie, ‘Wind of Glory.’ Since his big break, he has continued to act in versatile roles in the industry, especially in home videos.
As someone who saw his father actively acting in movies, he understands the industry to a great extent and the type of talents Nigeria can offer to the world. He felt Nigeria was not doing enough in regard to the film industry, so he went ahead to create his film academy in 2015 in a bid to train the next generation of Nollywood Actors and Actresses.
In July 2017, Yul Edochie relayed to the public that he had every intention to run for office in the Anambra State Governorship election. He was the Governorship candidate for the Democratic People’s Congress Party and when the election took place in November 2017, he took the 19th position out of the 37 candidates that ran for the same office post. In 2018, the current Governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano, appointed Yul Edochie as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Creative and Entertainment media.
Yul Edochie is also a philanthropist who has been involved in several charitable causes. In 2020, he launched a scholarship program for 50 students in Anambra State. He has also been involved in several other charitable causes, including donating money and relief materials to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yul Edochie has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million, making him one of Nollywood’s most expensive actors.
Cars And Houses
As one of Nollywood’s finest, Yul Edochie does not shy away from acquiring luxury cars to his name. Some cars in his car collections are Lexus GX 460 SUV, Honda Crosstour, 2012 Mercedes Benz GL450 4matic, 2003 Mercedes Benz E-class, and 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. Yul Edochie who lives with his family in Lekki, Lagos, is the owner of the duplex in which they live. He also has a house (mansion) in Anambra State where he hails from.
In conclusion, Yul Edochie is a well-known figure in Nigeria, and his contributions to the entertainment industry, politics, and philanthropy have made him a respected public figure. He continues to inspire many people, especially the younger generation, to pursue their dreams and work hard to achieve their goals.