From Acting to Politics: The Case of Yul Edochie

Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie born to the family of Pete and Josephine Edochie is a porpular actor and movie director from Nteje in Oyi LGA of Anambra state. He was named Yul, a unique name traceable to a prominent Russian actor Yul Brynner and as if connected to the latter by fate, he has swiftly risen to stardom in the Nigerian movie industry and is considered one of the most respectable actors in Nollywood.

Yul had his early childhood in both Enugu and Lagos state. He however proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts. In a bid to pursue his acting career more professionally, he joined Nollywood in 2005 where he met with other Nigerian movie stars. It was only a matter of time before Yul soared to legendary heights and became one of the sought-after male actors in the industry.

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Mr. Edochie has distinguished himself from the rest by the aura of authority he possesses which is reminiscent of his legendary actor-father Pete Edochie. Another inimitable quality that endears him to people which further makes his roles unique is his habit of using articulate utterances wrapped in a deep baritone as an edge to compel obedience each time he speaks to other characters in his movies.

Following the Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the House of Senate, Yul Edochie indicated interest to run for governorship position in Anambra State. The declaration was made official on the 22nd of August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the Democratic Peoples’ Congress (DPC) of which he emerged the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party for the 2017 Anambra state gubernatorial elections.

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Yul Edochie is a revered socialite and social media influencer. He has a multitude of followers in his social media handles and had never ceased to lend his credible voice to issues of national importance. In line with his quest to raise young movie stars in Nigeria, he floated a film academy in Lagos Nigeria in order to uphold professionalism and hone the acting skills of youngsters who wish to pursue a career in the movie industry.

Yul Edochie is a man of courage and integrity in both character and outlook and has demonstrated his right disposition to occupy any political office in the country.

Yul Edochie is hopeful of becoming Nigeria President.

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