This writes up will be focused on two Nollywood stars one can be classified as an icon, while the other is a young star coming up in the industry with a very promising year ahead.
Yul and Pete Edochie are two famous actors in the Nollywood movie industry who have things in common.
The two actors are related by blood, they are both father and son. Pete who is an icon in the movie industry is the father, he has acted in over 500 movies while Yul is the son also he has acted in a couple of movies and have bagged major lead roles in several movies.
For the purpose of this write up we will be looking at the biography of the two actors, their career, family and everything you need to know about this superstar actors.
The first person we will be x-raying is Yul Edochie followed by Pete Edochie.
Early Life of Yul Edochie
Yul Edochie is one of the popular faces in the English speaking Nollywood industry, He was born on the 7th of January 1982 in Enugu the eastern part of Nigeria to Movie icon Pete and Josephine Edochie.
Both parents are actor and actress, Yul happens to be the last child of the family of six, he lived most of his life shuttling between Lagos and Enugu.
He and his father are not the only members of the family that took acting as a profession, he as an elder brother who also is into acting act named Linc Edochie.
Yul Education Life
Yul Edochie started his early education at Lillian Day Nursery and Primary School Enugu in the year 1984 and graduated in the year 1992.
After his primary education he proceeded to Marist Brothers Uturu for his secondary schools’ education, he was there between 1992 and 1998.
After his secondary school education he proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt for his tertiary education, At the university, he studied Dramatic arts, he graduated with BA in Dramatic Art.
Yul Edochie Career
Yul Edochie began his acting career in the year 2005, he joined the movie industry called Nollywood in the year 2005. He has acted alongside great Nollywood actors like Genevieve Nnaji, Patience Ozokwo, Justice Esiri, Pete Edochie who happens to be his father and so many other great Nollywood actors and actress.
He has acted in so many Nollywood movies and has won several awards for his outstanding performance in several movie roles he featured in.
Yul Family Life
Yul happens to be a family man, he got married in the year 2004 to the love of his life May Aligwe, they both dated for several years before eventually agreeing to tie the knot.
Their relationship can be traced as far back as when they were both undergraduate students at the University of Port Harcourt.
The union is blessed with three kids 2 boys and a girl.
Yul happens to be the last child of the family of six siblings and two of them including their father is into acting and they are all doing well.
Yul Edochie Political Career
The young promising actor declared to run for the governorship seat of his state Anambra state on 14 of July 2017, however, he contested gallantly but he lost the election, this young actor as so many years ahead of him and has a bright political career ahead of him.
Yul Edochie Net Worth
Yul is estimated to worth $1.85 Million making him one of the richest actors in the Nollywood movie industry. He as other sources of business that brings in the money of him, he so versatile and good in what he chose.
Biography and Early Life of Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie is a veteran in the movie industry who has started acting since the 80,s, he is among the founding fathers of the Nollywood industry. He is from the eastern part of the country Anambra State.
Pete Edochie was born on March 7, 1947, in Enugu State.
Pete Edochie Education
Pete Edochie started his early education in the city of Zaria in Kaduna, not much is known about his education, all we can harvest is that we know he had is early education in Kaduna the northern part of this country.
After his primary and secondary education, he proceeded to England to study Journalism and Television.
Pete Edochie Career
After graduating from the school of Journalism and Television and returning to Nigeria he was recruited by the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation in 1967, he rose from a junior programme assistant to the level of Director in the broadcasting service of the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation.
After working with the broadcasting service and subsequently leaving the service he ventured into the movie industry.
Pete Edochie began is movie career after leaving the Eastern Nigeria Broadcasting service, He featured in the popular Chinua Achebe novel play titled Things fall apart, he played the lead role in the movie.
The movie brought him into the limelight and showcase a good actor he was as he played and interpreted the movie role very well.
The role he played in the movie brought him an award and international recognition as he was recognized by BBC, he granted BBC interview for the role he played in the movie things fall apart, the movie alone open several doors for him.
After the movie, he became a toast in our movie industry and he went ahead to appear in over 500 movies till date, he has won so many awards to his name and bagged so many endorsements deals with various brands.
Pete Edochie Family Life
Pete Edochie got married very early in life at the age of 22 to his beautiful delectable wife Josephine Edochie, the marriage is blessed with six children among whom are two famous Nollywood actors Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie, He also as many grandchildren.
Little is known about his wife Josephine and the other four children, all we can harvest is that he as a very successful family.
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