If you watch Nollywood home videos a lot (like me) then you surely cannot miss his voice. Deep, masculine, loud but yet engaging voice, you cannot miss it, even if you try. Apart from his unique voice, the surname, Edochie also rings a bell in the mind of every Nigerian especially if you were born before the 2000s. Read further and let me tell you why.
Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie, a native of Anambra State, is a prominent Nigerian Actor and the son of one of Nigeria’s finest actors and screen legend, Pete Edochie. Yul Edochie was born on the 7th of January 1982 and grew up in Lagos and Enugu States respectively
He 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- Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu, University Secondary School, Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School and then New Haven Boys Secondary School before graduating in 1998.
After his secondary school education, he proceeded to the University of Port Hacourt to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Dramatic Arts. While in the University of Port Hacourt he met his wife, May Aligwe and the two got married six years after they met. Yul Edochie got married to his heartthrob at the age of 22 years in 2004, and the marriage is blessed with three children, 3 boys and 1 girl.
He entered into the Nollywood industry at the age of 23, starring in ‘The Exquires’ as his first movie, where he featured alongside Jutus 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 home videos.
As someone who saw his father actively acting 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 as regards 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 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.
He is the last child of Mr. Pete and Mrs. Josephine Edochie, and he has five older siblings. He has other family members in the Nollywood industry and he has continued to show passion for what he does. He currently lives in Lekki, Lagos with his family. He attributes his inspiration to his father, Pete Edochie, and to other actors like Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Nonso Diobi, Charles Inojie, Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, and many others.
Yul Edochie Net Worth
As a prominent Nollywood Actor, an Entrepreneur, a Politician and a Philanthropist, he has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million (N694, 170,000).
He is listed as one of Nollywood’s most expensive actors.
Yul Edochie Cars
As one of Nollywood’s finest, he does not shy away from acquiring luxury cars to his name. Some cars in his car collections are:
This 5-seater automobile runs on a 3.5 Litre V-6 engine with a horsepower of 271. It also has a 5-speed automatic transmission system and a top speed of 0-60 minutes per hour in 7 seconds. The car is valued at N12.3 million.
2012 Mercedes Benz GL450 4matic
This 7-seater Sports Utility Vehicle runs on a 4.6 Litre V-8 engine with a horsepower of 335. It also has a 7-speed automatic transmission on the speed of 0-60 seconds per minute in 6.2 seconds. It is valued at N25.3 million.
2003 Mercedes Benz E-class
This 5-seater sedan has a 3.2 Litre 18 valve V6 petrol engine on the horsepower of 221 producing a speed of 198mph in 12.4 seconds. This 2003 beauty is valued at N7.8 million.
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
This SUV is a 7-seater that has a 4.0 Litre V-6 engine with a horsepower of 270 producing acceleration between 0-60 in 7.8 seconds. It is valued at N12.5 million. Check out Cheap Nissan Pathfinder For sale >> check here
Yul Edochie House