Actor and director Yul Edochie has shared one of the key lessons he learned from his father, Pete Edochie, during his career in Nollywood.
Yul Edochie, who has been on set alongside his father Pete Edochie and second wife, Judy Austin, has achieved a career milestone with his father’s endorsement. He revealed this as he reaches the peak of his success.
The father of five reminisced on how his father gave him the most important advice: ‘to go back to acting and gain more knowledge before becoming a director.’
According to Yul, he directed his first movie and his father was impressed, but he stated that it was not his best work. He took his father’s advice and devoted himself fully to acting, becoming one of the greatest actors in Africa.
Presently, he is directing his father once again and he blew him away with his artistic prowess and leadership skills.
Breathing confidence, Yul revealed that at long last, his father gave him his accolades.
Sharing a video of Pete Edochie’s speech, Yul wrote:
“The high point of my career. Getting a endorsement from the man who gave birth to me. The Legend and biggest name in Nollywood Chief Pete Edochie.
In 2005, fresh out of Theatre Arts Department, University of Port Harcourt. I directed my first movie which starred Chief Pete Edochie. After the money my father said I tried though but it would be best of I go fully into acting. learn more as an actor before coming back to directing. I agreed.
As a man who loves challenges, I took it upon myself to make a mark in Nollywood as an actor. So I went into acting fully and established myself as one of the greatest actors in Africa. 2023, I directed my father again in the movie THE GODFATHER and I blew him away with my artistic prowess and leadership skills. He finally gave me my accolades. I earned it”.