Yul Edochie Biography: Early Life, Education, Career, Wife, Filmography, Award, Age & Net Worth

Yul Edochie's second wife, Judy Moghalu

Yul Edochie Biography: Yul Edochie (born Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie 7 January 1982) is a Nigerian actor named after famous Russian actor Yul Brynner.

Who is Yul Edochie?

Yul Edochie, born Yul Chibuike Daniel Edochie on 7 January 1982, is a Nigerian actor named after famous 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 6 children. He got married at the age of 22. He attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts. The dramatic arts are a form of narrative performed on a stage in front of an audience.

What do you know about Yul Edochie Biography? Well, JustforAfrica uncovers every detail!

Yul Edochie Early Life

He is the last child of Mr. Pete and Mrs. Josephine Edochie, and he has five older siblings. He has other family members in the Nollywood industry, and he has continued to show passion for what he does.

Yul Edochie Biography
Yul Edochie Biography

Yul Edochie Education

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

In those 6 years, he went to Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturu, University Secondary School Enugu, Ecumenical Community Secondary School Enugu, and New Haven Boys Secondary School Enugu, Respectively.

Yul Edochie graduated from the University of Port Harcourt, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts.

Yul Edochie Career

Edochie Joined Nollywood in 2005 in his first film titled “The Exquires” alongside the Late 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.”

Yul Edochie Academy

In 2015, Edochie opened a film academy in Lagos. He launched the academy due to the decline in the quality and professionalism of upcoming Nigerian actors and actresses. As stated by him, the academy is supposed to train the next generation of Nollywood actors and actresses. A duty that he intends to do personally. The academy gives talented people the opportunity to be introduced to the Nigerian Film Industry.


On 14 July 2017, Edochie declared his intention to run for Governor of Anambra State. This declaration was made in anticipation of a Not Too Young To Run Bill passed by the senate of the federal government of Nigeria. However, the declaration was made official on 22 August 2017, when he picked up the nomination form of the political party “Democratic People’s Congress” and was eventually the flag bearer and gubernatorial candidate of the party to run for governor of Anambra State.

Yul Edochie Personal Life

Edochie is married to May Aligwe and has 3 sons and a daughter. Their names are Kambi Edochie, Dani Edochie, Karl Edochie and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie.

Yul Edochie Filmography

  • 2007 Sleek Ladies
  • 2007 Wind of Glory
  • 2008 Give It Up
  • 2008 Kiss My Pain
  • 2009 Tears of Hope
  • 2009 My Loving Heart
  • 2010 Unstoppable
  • 2011 Sarafina
  • 2011 Pleasure and Crime
  • 2012 Zone 9
  • 2012 Bridge of Contract
  • 2012 The End is Near
  • 2012 Against The Law
  • 2013 Eye Of The Eagle
  • 2013 Death Certificate
  • 2013 The Jezebels
  • 2013 Blind Choice
  • 2013 Money Kingdom
  • 2013 Agony Of A Princess
  • 2013 Restless Soul
  • 2014 The Mirror
  • 2014 Chioma The Weeping Queen
  • 2014 Apostles Of Lucifer
  • 2014 Python Queen Prince Oma
  • 2015 Dooshima
  • 2015 Ojuju Calabar
  • 2015 Royal Maid
  • 2015 Compound Fools
  • 2015 Dowry Man
  • 2017 The Affectionate Wife
  • 2017 Passion of a Prince
  • 2017 Mysterious Family
  • 2017 ATM Machine
  • 2018 Royal Choice
  • 2018 The Billionaires
  • 2018 Moms at War
Yul Edochie Biography
Yul Edochie Biography

Yul Edochie Media Controversy

At what age did Yul Edochie get married?

When Edochie was 22 years old, he married his first wife, May Aligwe. They had three sons and a daughter together: Kambi, Dani, Karl, and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie.

Yul Edochie's first wife, May Aligwe
Yul Edochie’s first wife, May Aligwe

Yul Edochie’s Second Wife Controversy

On the 27th of April 2022, Yul announced via his Instagram page that he had married a second wife, Judy Austin, a fellow Nollywood Actress, and they welcomed a son together.

Follow the latest development…

The 40-year-old actor threw his fans, colleagues and social media into a frenzy on Wednesday after sharing pictures of himself and his baby boy on his Instagram page.

The actor said it was high time the world met his son, Star Dike Munachimso Yul Edochie, whom he loves much as his other children.

It is the first time the actor would be bringing to the public notice that he has a second wife.

First Wife’s Reaction

As expected, the news wasn’t well-received by his first wife, May.

In the comment, Yul’s first wife, May, wrote: “May God judge you both.”

Yul married his first wife, May, at the young age of 22, in 2004, after they had both dated for six years.

The couple celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary in October 2021.

Yul and May have four children – Three boys and a daughter. Their names are Danielle, Kambi, Karl, and Victory.

Yul Edochie’s Second Wife

Who is Yul Edochie’s second wife?

Yul Edochie's second wife, Judy Moghalu
Yul Edochie’s second wife, Judy Moghalu

Yul’s new wife, Judy Moghalu, is a Nollywood actress and producer.

The news of a second wife shocked fans who had no idea of the development.

Moghalu is no new face in Nollywood as she has featured in several movies and even starred alongside Yul.

Until recently, Maghalu had maintained a hush profile, not until Yul revealed her as his second wife and the mother of his newborn son.

This, however, shocked many as the movie star has always been married to one wife.

Many Nigerians have taken to Judy’s Instagram page, calling her out for ‘ruining’ May’s marriage.

Eventually, Yul Edochie showered praises on his first wife, May, after he revealed to the world that he has a second wife, Judy Austin, who has birthed him a son.

On Wednesday, the actor’s revelation came as a surprise to many of his friends and fans, who took to their social media to express their diverse views about the actor’s action.

Yul Edochie Awards

  • 2009: City People Entertainment Awards – Best New Actor Of The Year (English)
  • 2013: 2012 Nollywood Movies Awards – Best Actor In A Supporting Role
  • 2013: City People Entertainment Awards – Best Actor of the Year (English)

Yul Edochie Age

How Old is Yul Edochie?

Yul Edochie is 40 years of age, born on 7 January 1982.

Yul Edochie Social Media

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Yul Edochie’s Net Worth

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

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