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Yul Edochie (born Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie 7 January 1982)[4][5] is a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner.[6] 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.[7][8] He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

Yul Edochie
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Yul Edochie

(1982-01-07) January 7, 1982 (age 37)
ResidenceLekki Peninsula, Lagos[1]
Alma materUniversity of Port Harcourt
OccupationActor/ Film Director
Years active2007–present
May Aligwe (m. 2004)
Parent(s)Pete Edochie
Josephine Edochie
RelativesLinc Edochie (Brother)

Muna Obiekwe (cousin)[2]

Queen Dinma Edochie (Cousin)

Rita Edochie (Aunt)[3]
WebsiteYul Edochie AcademyYul Edochie Campaign Organisation


Early lifeEdit

Yul attended Lillians' Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu between 1984 and 1992. His secondary education started from 1992 to 1998. In those 6 years he went to Marist Brothers' Juniorate, Uturu , University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu Respectively.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to May Aligwe and has 3 sons and a daughter.[9]


He Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled "The Exquires" alongside the Late Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie "Wind Of Glory".[10]

Other venturesEdit

Yul Edochie AcademyEdit

In 2015, Yul Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos. He launched the academy as a result of the decline in quality and professionalism of upcoming Nigerian actors and actresses. The academy as stated by him is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors and actresses. A duty which he intends to do personally. The academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.[11][12][13][14][15][16]


On the 14 of July 2017, Yul Edochie declared his intention run for Governor of Anambra State.[17] This declaration was made in anticipation of a Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria.[18] The declaration was however made official on the 22nd of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party "Democratic Peoples Congress"and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.[19][20][21]


Year Award Category Result Notes
2015 Afrifimo Awards[22] Best Actor Nominated Afrifimo Special Recognition Award 2015 was given
2014 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards[23] Best Lead Male Nominated
2013 Pamsaa Awards[24] Best Actor Won
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (English) Won
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards[25] Best Actor In A Supporting Role Nominated
2009 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actor Of The Year (English) Won


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Year Film Role Notes


2018 Moms at War Starring Omoni Oboli, Funke Akindele
The Billionaires Eze Kwe Eche Starring Osita Iheme
2017 Mysterious Family
Passion of a Prince Starring Chiwetalu Agu
The Affectionate Wife Starring Queen Nwokoye
2015 Dowry Man Uche Film Director: Desmond Elliot. Starring Monalisa Chinda, Iyabo Ojo
Compound Fools Starring Funke Akindele
Royal Maid Prince Izozo Starring Eucharia Anunobi
Ojuju Calabar Starring Belinda Effah, Ebube Nwagbo
Dooshima Film Director: Yul Edochie Starring Mike Ezuruonye
2014 Python Queen Prince Oma Starring Patience Ozokwor, Nuella Njubigbo
Apostles Of Lucifer Starring Ini Edo
Chioma The Weeping Queen Prince Chukwuemeka
The Mirror Film Director Teco Benson Starring Kate Henshaw
2013 Restless Soul Starring Chika Ike
Agony Of A Princess Starring Chioma Chukwuka
Money Kingdom Starring Clem Ohameze Pete Edochie
Blind Choice Starring Oge Okoye
The Jezebels Starring Tonto Dikeh
Death Certificate Starring Stephanie Okereke
Eye Of The Eagle
2012 Against The Law Anthony Starring Olu Jacobs, Van Vicker
The End is Near Starring Patience Ozokwor, Chika Ike, Chacha Eke
Bridge of Contract Starring Patience Ozokwor, Chika Ike, Chacha Eke
Zone 9 Starring Nkem Owoh, Annie Macaulay–Idibia
2011 Pleasure and Crime Johnson
Sarafina Owen Starring Rita Dominic, Halima Abubakar
2010 Unstoppable Chris
2009 My Loving Heart Starring Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Tears of Hope Starring Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs, Mercy Johnson
2008 Kiss My Pain Johnson Starring Mike Ezuruonye, Mercy Johnson
Give It Up Starring Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo
2007 Wind of Glory[26] Emeka Starring Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji
Sleek Ladies Starring Daniella Okeke, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic


External linksEdit


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  2. ^ " Muna Obiekwe: Details Of His Saddening Yet Traumatising Circustances That Led To His Death & How KOK, Patience Ozorkwor Tried To Save Him". Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. ^ " Edochie is my husband - Rita". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ Reporter, Our (21 June 2014). "Getting married at 22 my greatest decision –YUL EDOCHIE". The Sun. Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Biography". NMN Staff. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  6. ^ Alhassan, Amina (28 March 2015). "I wanted to be a soldier but ended up an actor - Yul Edochie". Daily Trust. Lagos, Nigeria: Daily Trust. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  7. ^ Reporter, Our (21 June 2014). "Getting married at 22 my greatest decision –YUL EDOCHIE". The Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Yul Edochie". Naij. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  9. ^ Njuko, Benjamin (22 September 2012). "Me, my wife and my secret admirer – Yul Edochie". Vanguard Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Yul Edochie". IMDb. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Actor launches film Academy". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Yul Edochie Launches Film Academy". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "Yul Edochie Launches his Film Academy". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie sets up film school". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Yul Edochie launches film Academy". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "YUL EDOCHIE FLOATS FILM ACADEMY". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  17. ^ "Pete Edochie's son, Yul to contest in 2017 Anambra Governorship election". Retrieved Sep 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "Group commends Senate over passage of 'not too young to run' bill". Retrieved Sep 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "Nollywood actor Yul Edochie picks Anambra governorship party nomination form". Retrieved Sep 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "Why I want to be Anambra governor – Actor Yul Edochie". Retrieved Sep 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "Nollywood Actor, Yul Edochie Emerges Anambra Governorship Candidate". Retrieved Sep 21, 2017.
  22. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (June 17, 2015). "Mike Ezuruonye, Majid Michel, Yul Edochie, Uti Nwachukwu battle for 'Best Actor'". Pulse.
  23. ^ "NMA 2014 WINNERS LIST". Nollywood Movies Awards.
  24. ^ "Pete Edochie's Son, Yul Edochie, Clinches PAMSAA Awards For Best Actor, 2013". My Celebrity And I. December 18, 2013.
  25. ^ admin, nma (June 4, 2012). "WINNERS ANNOUNCED – 1st Nollywood Movies Awards (NMAs) 2012". Nollywood Movies Awards.
  26. ^ "Yul Edochie". IMDb. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
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28.^"Yul Edochie reaches his Last Bus Stop as he Pulls out of 2019 Presidential Election". 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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