Meet Yul Edochie, whose full name is Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie. He is one of the most famous Nigerian actors from Anambra state, and the son of the famous Nigerian actor Pete Edochie.
He grew up in Lagos and Enugu with five siblings and got married when he was 22 years old. Yul attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he studied Dramatic Arts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He was named after Russian actor Yul Brynner and has become popular in the Nigerian movie industry. Let’s read more about his full Wikipedia biodata, net worth and biography below.
Yul Edochie Biography
Yul Edochie was born on January 7, 1982, in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an actor, politician and also a film director who has been active since 2007. Yul attended the University of Port Harcourt for his education. He is married to May Aligwe, and they have four children together.
Yul Edochie became a part of Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood, in 2005 when he acted in his first film, “The Exquires,” with Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. His breakthrough came in 2007 after he appeared in “Wind Of Glory” alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot.
In 2015, Yul established a film academy in Lagos to help talented individuals get into Nollywood. The academy offers an opportunity for people to learn and be introduced to the Nigerian film industry.
Age | Date of Birth
On January 7, 1982, Yul Edochie was born.  He will be 40 years old in 2023. 
State of Origin | Place of Birth
Yul Edochie was born in the Nigerian state of Enugu State. He grew up in the cities of Lagos and Enugu . Yul Edochie and his father, Pete Edochie, were both born in the state of Anambra. 
Yul Edochie went to Lillians’ Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School in Enugu, Nigeria, in the late 80s and early 90s. He attended many different high schools from 1992 to 1998.
He attended Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu, University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu, and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu. He earned a degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.
Yul Edochie’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million as of 2023.  However, another source claims that his net worth is $1.8 million as of 2022.  Yul Edochie’s source of income is from his career as an actor, director, and businessman.
Parents | Relatives
Yul’s father is the famous Nigerian actor (Pete Edochie) and his mother (Josephine Edochie).  His mother is a broadcaster, and his aunt is Rita Edochie. Additionally, his cousin is the late Nigerian actor Muna Obiekwe. 
First & Second Wife | Children
Yul Edochie is married to May Aligwe, with four children – three sons named Kambi, Dani, and Karl, and a daughter named Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie.
In April 2022, Yul shocked fans when he revealed that he had taken fellow actor Judy Austin as his second wife, and they had a newborn son. This news was met with mixed reactions from fans and colleagues.
Unfortunately, on March 30, 2023, Yul’s first son, Kambi, passed away due to a seizure, which is a sudden and uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain.
On July 14, 2017, Yul Edochie declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State in Nigeria. This was because of the “not too young to run bill” that was passed by the Nigerian government.
On August 22, 2017, Yul picked up the nomination form of the Democratic People’s Congress political party and eventually became the party’s flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate for the governorship election in Anambra State.
Recently, Yul has also expressed his interest in running for the position of the President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential elections. Let’s find out how many movies Yul has been featured in below.
Awards | Nominations
Yul Edochie has won and been nominated for various awards throughout his career. Here is a list of his achievements:
In 2009, he won the Best New Actor Of The Year (English) award at the City People Entertainment Awards. He was nominated for the Best Actor In A Supporting Role at the 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards.
In 2013, he won the Best Actor of the Year (English) award at the City People Entertainment Awards and the Best Actor award at the Pamsaa Awards. He was nominated for the Best Lead Male award at the 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards.
In 2015, he was nominated for the Best Actor award at the Afrifimo Awards, where he also received the Afrifimo Special Recognition Award. In 2021, he was nominated for the Most Searched Actor award at the Net Honours.
Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor who has appeared in many movies. In 2007, he starred in Sleek Ladies and Wind of Glory alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot.
He also acted in Give It Up, Kiss My Pain, Tears of Hope, My Loving Heart, Unstoppable, Sarafina, Pleasure and Crime, Zone 9, Bridge of Contract, Against The Law, Eye Of The Eagle, Death Certificate, and The Jezebels.
He also acted in Blind Choice, Money Kingdom, Agony Of A Princess, Restless Soul, The Mirror, Chioma The Weeping Queen, Apostles Of Lucifer, Python Queen, Dooshima, Ojuju Calabar, Royal Maid, Compound Fools, and Dowry Man.
He directed the film Dooshima. He also acted in The Affectionate Wife, Passion of a Prince, Mysterious Family, ATM Machine, Royal Choice, The Billionaires, and Moms at War.