Yul Edochie Biography; Early Life, Career, Is He Married?

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie better-known as Yul Edochie is a renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor, television personality, film director, writer, movie producer, and a politician. 

In this post, I will share with you some of the things you need to know about one of your favorite Nigerian actors and celebrities, Yul Edochie. Like, his biography; early life, career, movies, awards.

More so, I will tell you his current marital status; whether or not he’s married, in a serious relationship or still single.

Isn’t it a thing of joy to know these and more about your favorite Nigerian celebrity? I know how you feel. Keep reading while I take you through…

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Yul Edochie Early Life 

Yul Edochie was born in the early 80’s to the family of legendary actor Pete Edochie and his wife Josephine Edochie – a broadcaster – in Anambra State. Anambra State is a state in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

Precisely, Yul was born on 7th January, 1982. Notably, he was named after a renowned Hollywood star, Yul Brynner.

Yul had his nursery and elementary education in Lilian’s Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu respectively.

For his secondary education, he attended Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu. Notably, Yul started Nursery, elementary and secondary education in 1984, 1986, and 1992 respectively.

After obtaining his West African Senior Certificate results, Yul got admitted into the prestigious University of Port Harcourt. Therein, he studied and bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.

Yul Edochie Biography.
Yul Edochie Biography.


Yul Edochie joined the movie industry (Nollywood) in 2005. This was shortly after he relocated to Lagos having stayed in Enugu for a while.

When Yul arrived in Lagos, he had no place to lay his head. Nonso Diobi fed and housed him for as long as he chose to stay. Ideally, Yul had come to Lagos to hustle and make ends meet; he didn’t come to Lagos to play apparently, he came to hustle.

He got his first movie role in 2005. In 2007, Yul featured in a Nollywood blockbuster movie alongside some other Nollywood superstars. Shortly after the movie was released, Yul Edochie rose to prominence.


Yul Edochie has featured in over 150 movies since he rose to fame. These among other includes;°

° The Affectionate Wife

° The Man Keeper

° Royal Maid

° The Man Keeper

° Passion of a Prince

° Brothers of War

° The Billionaires

° Loving Your Hurts

° Rain of Hope

° Compound Fools

° Mysterious Family

° Dooshima

° Python Queen

° Moms at War

° Apostles of Lucifer

° Python Queen

° Agony of a Princess

° Dowry Man

° Restless Soul

° Money Kingdom

° The Mirror

° Keep it Up

° Tears of Hope

° Unstoppable

° Sleek Ladies

° My Loving Heart

° Kiss my Pain

° Wind of Glory


Yul Edochie has won many hearts, awards and recognitions all to himself. These among others includes;

° Best Actor at the Afrifimo Awards

° Best Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards (2013)

° Best New Actor of the Year (English) at the City People Entertainment Awards (2009)

° Best Lead Male at the Nollywood Movies Awards

° Best Actor at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Award (PAMSAA, 2013)

Yul Edochie and wife.
Yul Edochie and wife.

Is Yul Edochie Married? 

Yes, please. Yul Edochie got married to his beautiful wife, May Aligwe in 2004; he was just 22 years old then.

Yul’s family is blessed with four beautiful children; 3 boys and a girl.

Yul Edochie and children.
Yul and children.

Net Worth

Yul Edochie’s net worth is estimated at $1.85 million.

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