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Yul Edochie Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Yul Edochie|
|Real Name:||Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film Director|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||7 January 1982 (41) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|Education:||University of Port Harcourt|
Yul Edochie Biography
Chibuike Yul Daniel Edochie, better known by his stage name Yul Edochie, was born in Nigeria on January 7, 1982. He was given the name after Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie and hails from the Nigerian state of Anambra. He was brought up in both Lagos and Enugu. He is the sixth and final child. He married when he was 22 years old. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.
In 2005, Edochie made his Nollywood debut in the movie The Exquires, costarring Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa. Then, after appearing in the 2007 film Wind of Glory with Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot, he finally got his big break. Edochie established a film academy in Lagos in 2015. The academy offers talented individuals the chance to get their foot in the door of the Nigerian film industry.
His estimated net worth is $1.8 million, most of which comes from his profession as a prominent Nollywood actor, entrepreneur, politician, and philanthropist.
Yul doesn’t hesitate to add expensive cars to his status as one of Nollywood’s best actors. Some of the vehicles in his collection include a Lexus GX 460 SUV (a full-size luxury SUV with powerful off-roading capabilities and luxurious features), a Honda Crosstour valued at 12.3 million naira, a 2012 Mercedes Benz GL450 4matic valued at 25.3 million naira, a 2003 Mercedes Benz E-class valued at 7.8 million naira, and a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder valued at 12.5 million naira.
Yul Edochie, who lives in Lekki, Lagos, with his family, owns the duplex where they live. He also has a villa in Anambra State, where he was born.
Actor Chief Pete Edochie, MON, was born in Nigeria on March 7, 1947. Edochie is regarded as one of Africa’s most outstanding actors and has received awards from the Africa Film Academy for Lifetime Achievement and the Industry Merit Award from Africa Magic. Even though he was an experienced administrator and broadcaster, he first earned a reputation in the 1980s when he played Okonkwo, the main character, in a Nigerian Television Authority rendition of Things Fall Apart, the best-selling book by Chinua Achebe. Edochie is a Catholic and descended from the Igbo people of Nigeria. President Olusegun Obasanjo gave him the title of Member of the Order of the Niger in 2003.
Josephine Edochie is an Igbo woman born in Anambra State, Nigeria’s South Eastern area. Josephine Edochie is a successful entrepreneur, professional lawyer, broadcaster, and announcer. Josephine Edochie is happily married to famed Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie, her heartthrob. They have been married for over 50 years, making their marriage one of the longest in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The two lovebirds met at work in the broadcasting profession and married at a young age.
With his four brothers and one sister, Yul grew up with his five siblings. Leo, Uche, Linc, Gene, and a sister named Eva, are Yul Edochie’s siblings.
Leo, his older brother, was born on April 26, 1969. Leo is currently the CEO of Solotone Global Ventures Limited and is an electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems expert. He is wed to Theodora Leo, and the two of them have children.
Uche, his younger brother, was born on January 27, 1975, in Anambra State, Nigeria. Uche is a skilled painter, business owner, and interior designer. He is married to Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo, and the two are parents to Zara, Enya, and West.
Lincoln, his third sibling, was born on May 10, 1977. He studied at Federal Government College in Wukari from 1990 to 1994 before earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine and Applied Arts from Imo State University.
His fourth-born brother, Gene Edochie, is an entrepreneur, photographer, and interior designer. On August 28, he celebrates his birthday. The interior design company Space Calibre Limited was founded by Gene, who also serves as managing director.
About his sister Eva, not much is known. However, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology.
May Yul-Edochie is the name of his first spouse. She works as an influencer, brand ambassador, and businesswoman. DKK Investment Company was started in May. May was born in Anambra, Nigeria, on September 16, 1983. May was a student at the University of Port Harcourt, where she met Yul.
On April 27, 2022, Yul publicly revealed Judy Austin Muoghalu as his second wife. Judy Austin, Yul Edochie’s second wife, is a Nigerian actress, producer, social media influencer, brand ambassador, and the founder of the JudyAustin boutique in Anambra state. On December 31, 1991, Judy was born in Anambra State, South-East Nigeria.
The union of Yul Edochie and May resulted in the birth of four children (three boys and one girl): Victory Zane Chukwubuike, Kambi, Dani, and Karl Edochie.
Star Dike Munachimso is the only child to which Yul Edochie and Judy Austin are parents. On November 21, 2021, they welcomed their child.
Yul Edochie has starred in several Nollywood films like Sleek Ladies (2007), Wind of Glory (2007), Give It Up (2008), Tears of Hope (2009), Unstoppable (2010), Sarafina (2011), The End is Near (2012), The Jezebels (2013), Moms at War (2018), among others.