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Yul Edochie: Biography, wife, children, photos, movies, videos and controversy



Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie in April 2022 stormed the Nigerian internet after he posted a picture of himself and his new baby boy along with his second wife, Judy Austin, who is an actress.

Who is Yul Edochie?

Yul Edochie was named after Russian actor, Yul Brynner (real name Yuliy Borisovich Briner; died October 10, 1985).

The Nigerian actor, Yul, although hails from Anambra state was raised both in Lagos and Enugu. He is the last child of his parent’s six children.

His full name is Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie.

Yul Edochie is a Nigerian actor, named after popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra State Nigeria, the son of Nigerian actor Pete Edochie. He was raised both in Lagos and Enugu.

He is the last of six children. He got married at the age of 22.

Throwback photo of the Edochie’s family
Pete Edochie and Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie Age

Yul Edochie was born on January 7, 1982, in Lagos. At the time of this writing, the actor is 40 years old.

Yul Edochie as he turns 40


Who are Yul Edochie’s parents?

Yul is the son of veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie. His mother’s name is Josephine Edochie.

Yul Edochie and his mother, Josephine Edochie
Yul Edochie and his mother, Josephine Edochie

Is Pete Edochie a king?

Yul Edochie’s father, Pete Edochie is considered by many Nollywood fans as the King of African proverbs, especially for his distinctive roles in movies. He plays a lot of roles as a king.

Yul Edochie’s school and what he studied

Yul attended Lillians’ Day Nursery School and Robinson Street Primary School, Enugu between 1984 and 1992.

He proceeded to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu; University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu between 1992 and 1998 for his Secondary school education.

His university education was at the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort), where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.


Mr Edochie joined the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled “The Exquires”. He starred along with Justus Esiri and Enebeli Elebuwa.

He came into the limelight in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie “Wind Of Glory”.

Yul Edochie Children

Yul Edhochie’s children which he has with the first wife, May-Yul Edochie are Kambi, Dani, Karl and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie. His new boy who he has with his second wife, Judy Austin, is named Star Dike Munachimso.

Yul Edochie and second son, Karl Kenechukwu Edochie
Karl Kenechukwu Edochie

Yul Edochie First Wife and Photos

As stated earlier, Yul married his first wife, May Yul-Edochie in 2004 when he was 22. He once praised his wife to have stood by him even when he had nothing.

May Yul-Edochie’s maiden name is May Aligwe. She was born on September 16 and currently in her late-30s (at the time of writing; May 2022).

Some reports claim she is from Anambra state like her husband and also graduated from University of Port Harcourt.

However, there are claims she is from Izzi clan in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state. Her family house is in Kpirikpiri.

Her business name is DKK Investment.

After the social media reactions that trailed his post of his second wife and new boy, the actor has also posted, that the first wife is “NUMBER ONE. @mayyuledochie. Undisputed.”

Yul and his first wife
May Yul Edochie
May Yul-Edochie
May Yul-Edochie

Yul Edochie Daughter and Photos

Yul Edochie’s daughter, Danielle Yuledochie, is 17 years old as of April 10, 2022.

Danielle Yuledochie and father Yul Edochie
Danielle Yuledochie

Yul Edochie New Wife and Photos

Yul Edochie’s new wife is Judith Austin Muoghalu. She is a Nollywood actress, movie Producer and Brand Influencer. She also hails from Anambra State. Like the first wife, she owns a business, Judyaustin Boutique.

Judith Austin Muoghalu

Yul Edochie House

Yul Edochie owns a 3-storey mansion in Lagos.

Inside Yul Edochie mansion
Yul Edochie inside his 3-storey mansion

At what age did Yul Edochie get married?

Edochie got married to his first wife May Aligwe when he was 22 years old.

Political aspirations

Edochie declared his intention to run for governor of Anambra State onn 14 July 2017. 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.

In 2022, he declared his intention to contest for the Nigerian presidency come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

Yul Edochie’s movies

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.

Yul Edochie’s Award

Best New Actor Of The Year (English) (City People Entertainment Awards; 2009), Best Actor of the Year (English) (City People Entertainment Awards; 2013), Best Actor (Pamsaa Awards; 2013).

Yul Edochie social media handles

Instagram: @YulEdochie

Twitter: @YulEdochie



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