Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie // popularly known as Yul Edochie// (born 7 January 1982) [2][3] is a Nigerian actor.[4] He is from Anambra State, Nigeria, the son of a veteran Nigerian actor Pete Edochie.

Yul Edochie
Edochie in 2016
Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie

(1982-01-07) 7 January 1982 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Port Harcourt
Years active2007 — present
SpousesJudy (m.2022

Personal life edit

He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last of six children. He got married at the age of 22.[5][6] He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.[7]

Edochie was named after Russian actor Yul Brynner.[8]

Edochie was married to May Aligwe and has three sons and a daughter, now married to Judy Austin in whom they share two beautiful sons . [9] On 27 April 2022, the actor revealed that his fellow actor, Judy Austin, is his wife and they have two sons.[10][11]

Career edit

Edochie joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled The Exquires alongside Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa.[12] He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie Wind Of Glory.[13]

In 2015, Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos.[14]

Politics edit

In 2017, Edochie ran for Governor of Anambra State,[15] and was the gubernatorial candidate for the Democratic Peoples Congress political party.[16][17] Willie Obiano, who ran for re-election and won a second term.[18]

Filmography edit

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Sleek Ladies Starring Daniella Okeke, Ini Edo, Rita Dominic
2007 Wind of Glory[19] Emeka Starring Desmond Elliot, Genevieve Nnaji
2008 Give It Up Starring Mike Ezuruonye, Ini Edo
2008 Kiss My Pain Johnson Starring Mike Ezuruonye, Mercy Johnson
2009 Tears of Hope Starring Ngozi Ezeonu, Olu Jacobs, Mercy Johnson
2009 My Loving Heart Starring Stella Damasus-Aboderin
2010 Unstoppable Chris
2011 Sarafina Owen Starring Rita Dominic, Halima Abubakar
2011 Pleasure and Crime Johnson
2012 Zone 9 Starring Nkem Owoh, Annie Macaulay–Idibia
2012 Bridge of Contract Starring Patience Ozokwor, Chika Ike, Chacha Eke
2012 The End is Near Starring Patience Ozokwor, Chika Ike, Chacha Eke
2012 Against The Law Anthony Starring Olu Jacobs, Van Vicker
2013 Eye Of The Eagle
2013 Death Certificate Starring Stephanie Okereke
2013 The Jezebels Starring Tonto Dikeh
2013 Blind Choice Starring Oge Okoye
2013 Money Kingdom Starring Clem Ohameze Pete Edochie
2013 Agony Of A Princess Starring Chioma Chukwuka
2013 Restless Soul Starring Chika Ike
2014 The Mirror Film Director Teco Benson Starring Kate Henshaw
2014 Chioma The Weeping Queen Prince Chukwuemeka
2014 Apostles Of Lucifer Starring Ini Edo
2014 Python Queen Prince Oma Starring Patience Ozokwor, Nuella Njubigbo
2015 Dooshima Director Starring Mike Ezuruonye
2015 Ojuju Calabar Starring Belinda Effah, Ebube Nwagbo
2015 Royal Maid Prince Izozo Starring Eucharia Anunobi
2015 Compound Fools Starring Funke Akindele
2015 Dowry Man Uche Starring Monalisa Chinda, Iyabo Ojo
2017 The Affectionate Wife Starring Queen Nwokoye
2017 Passion of a Prince Starring Chiwetalu Agu
2017 Mysterious Family
2017 ATM Machine Nicodemus Starring Nkechi Nweje, Destiny Etiko, Jerry Williams
???? Royal Choice Starring Joyce Kalu
2018 The Billionaires Eze Kwe Eche Starring Osita Iheme
2018 Moms at War Starring Omoni Oboli, Funke Akindele

Television edit

Awards edit

Year Award Category Result Notes Ref
2009 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Actor Of The Year (English) Won
2012 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor In A Supporting Role Nominated [21]
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Best Actor of the Year (English) Won
2013 Pamsaa Awards Best Actor Won [22]
2014 2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Lead Male Nominated [23]
2015 Afrifimo Awards Best Actor Nominated Afrifimo Special Recognition Award 2015 was given [24]
2021 Net Honours Most Searched Actor Nominated [25]

References edit

  1. ^ "helenozor.com: Muna Obiekwe: Details Of His Saddening Yet Traumatising Circumstances That Led To His Death & How KOK, Patience Ozorkwor Tried To Save Him". helenozor.com. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Getting married at 22 my greatest decision –YUL EDOCHIE". The Sun. Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  4. ^ Online, Peace FM. "Having A 'Flat Stomach' Is Very Childish —Nollywood Star Yul Edochie". Peacefmonline.com – Ghana news. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Getting married at 22 my greatest decision –YUL EDOCHIE". The Sun. Lagos, Nigeria. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Yul Edochie". Naij. 21 August 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Yul Edochie, Biography". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Njuko, Benjamin (22 September 2012). "Me, my wife and my secret admirer – Yul Edochie". Vanguard Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  10. ^ Jeremiah, Urowayino (30 April 2022). "When Yul Edochie's 2nd wife, Judy Austin opened up on sex, marriage, relationship". Vanguard News. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  11. ^ Kaduna, George (27 April 2022). "Yul Edochie welcomes son from second wife as first wife reacts – Premium Times Nigeria". Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  12. ^ Nigeria, Online; Webby (29 February 2020). "My experience when I joined Nollywood in 2005 – Yul Edochie". OnlineNigeria.com. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  13. ^ "Yul Edochie". IMDb. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Actor launches film Academy". Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Pete Edochie's son, Yul to contest in 2017 Anambra Governorship election". Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Nollywood actor Yul Edochie picks Anambra governorship party nomination form". Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Nollywood Actor, Yul Edochie Emerges Anambra Governorship Candidate". Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  18. ^ John Abayomi (17 November 2017). "INEC declares Obiano winner of Anambra election". Punch. Retrieved 30 June 2022.
  19. ^ "Yul Edochie". IMDb. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Liz Benson stars alongside Chinwetalu AGU, Yul Edochie in new series [Photos]". 29 June 2015.
  21. ^ admin, nma (4 June 2012). "WINNERS ANNOUNCED – 1st Nollywood Movies Awards (NMAs) 2012". Nollywood Movies Awards.
  22. ^ "Pete Edochie's Son, Yul Edochie, Clinches PAMSAA Awards For Best Actor, 2013". My Celebrity And I. 18 December 2013.
  23. ^ "NMA 2014 WINNERS LIST". Nollywood Movies Awards.
  24. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (17 June 2015). "Mike Ezuruonye, Majid Michel, Yul Edochie, Uti Nwachukwu battle for 'Best Actor'". Pulse.
  25. ^ "Net Honours – The Class of 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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