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Yul Edochie Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Lifestyle & Net Worth

Yul Edochie Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Lifestyle & Net Worth

Yul Edochie Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Lifestyle & Net Worth-

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie popularly known as Yul Edochie was named after Russian actor Yul Brynner.

He was born on 7 January 1982 is a Nigerian actor. He is from Oyi local government area of Anambra state, Nigeria, the last son of a Nigerian actor Pete Edochie and Mrs Josephine Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu.

yul edochie biography

yul edochie biography

Currently lives in Lekki, Lagos with his family. He attributes his inspiration to his father, Pete Edochie, and to other actors like Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Nonso Diobi, Charles Inojie, Robert Deniro, Al Pacino, and many others.


Yul attended Lillians’ Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu between 1984 and 1992. His secondary education started from 1992 to 1998.

He went to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu, University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu, and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu Respectively, and also got admission into the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

yul edochie family

While at the University of Port Harcourt, he met his wife, May Aligwe, and the two got married six years after they met.

At the age of 22, Edochie got married to May Aligwe and has three sons and a daughter. On April 27, 2022, the actor revealed that he had taken fellow actor, Judy Austin, as his second wife, as well as their newborn son.

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Edochie joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled The Exquires alongside 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.

In 2015, 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 that he intends to do personally. This academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.

On the 14 of July 2017, Yul Edochie declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State. Dr Willie Obiano, appointed Yul Edochie as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Creative and Entertainment media.

This declaration was made in anticipation of a Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria.

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“.

Yul Edochie Net Worth

As a prominent Nollywood Actor, Entrepreneur, Politician and Philanthropist, he has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million

He is listed as one of Nollywood’s most expensive actors. As one of Nollywood’s finest, he does not shy away from acquiring luxury cars to his name.

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