Biography Of Yul Edochie

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Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra State Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of 6 children. He got married at the age of 22.

Yul Edochie Biography

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie was born on January 7, 1982 as the last of six children. He was born to a veteran actor, Pete Edochie and his mother Josephine, a broadcaster. He hails from Anambra State, Nigeria. Yul was named after a popular Hollywood actor, Yul Brynner who acted in movie, King and I in 1956.

In 1984, Yul started his education at Lillians’ Day Nursery School. Later on, he moved to Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu. Then, he proceeded to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu in 1992 and three other secondary schools in Enugu until he graduated in 1998. Similarly, for his university education, he attended the University of Port Harcourt and bagged a B.A degree in Theatre Arts.

Yul Edochie Personal Life

Edochie got married in 2004 at age 22 to May Aligwe, and the union is blessed with four children: 3 boys, 1 girl. He lives with his family in Lekki, Lagos.

He gave his life to Christ shortly after escaping death in a ghastly motor accident along Ore road in June 2019.


As a film director, writer and actor, some of his films include;

  • Sleek Ladies, 2007

  • Wind of Glory, 2007

  • Keep it Up, 2008

  • Kiss my Pain, 2008

  • Tears of Hope, 2009

  • My Loving Heart, 2009

  • Unstoppable, 2010

  • Sarafina, 2011

  • Pleasure and Crime, 2011

  • Zone 9, 2012

  • Bridge of Contract, 2012

  • The End is Near, 2012

  • Against the Law, 2012

  • Death Certificate, 2013

  • Restless Soul, 2013

  • Agony of a Princess, 2013

  • Money Kingdom, 2013

  • Apostles of Lucifer, 2014

  • The Mirror, 2014

  • Python Queen, 2014

  • Dowry Man, 2015

  • Dooshima, 2015

  • Brothers of War, 2015

  • Compound Fools, 2015

  • Royal Maid, 2015

  • Rain of Hope, 2016

  • The Affectionate Wife, 2017

  • Passion of a Prince, 2017

  • The Man Keeper, 2017

  • Loving Your Hurts, 2017

  • Mysterious Family, 2017

  • The Billionaires, 2018

  • Moms at War, 2018

Awards and Recognition

He is an award winning actor, and some of his awards are;

  • Best New Actor of the Year, (English), City People Entertainment Awards, 2009

  • Best Actor, Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Award (PAMSAA), 2013

  • Best Actor of the Year (English), City People Entertainment Awards, 2013

  • Best Lead Male, Nollywood Movies Awards

  • Best Actor, Afrifimo Awards

Yul Edochie Academy

Yul Edochie Academy was founded in 2015 by Yul Edochie as a subsidiary of his Art World. The Academy is a training ground for aspiring actors/actresses. In the academy, students are trained by Yul himself and are presented with numerous opportunities.

The academy was founded as result of deterrence in quality and professionalism of the youngsters in the industry. Yul’s goal is to build an army of focused and professional actors and actresses and steer them towards greatness.

Yul Edochie Net Worth

Yul’s net worth at $1.85 million. In July 7 2019, He emerged a brand ambassador for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Citizen Journalists Network.

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