‘It Is Not My Plan To Fill My Father’s Shoes’ –Yul Edochie


Nollywood actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, who is one of the of veteran actor and heavyweight, , has disclosed that he is not under pressure to surpass his ’s achievements.

Yul Edochie who disclosed that he was named after an actor called , stated that he is just out to play his part in the society.

“It is not my plan to fill my father’s shoes; I have just set out to play my part in the society. I am not under any pressure to surpass my father’s achievements in the movie industry. I am just here, being myself. I have always loved acting and mimicking people. At a very early age, it was obvious that I was also going to become an actor. I was named after an actor called Yul Brynner. However, I am not under any pressure to surpass my father.”

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Yul Edochie further disclosed that his father did not initially like the fact that he ventured into , till explained to him that youths need to embrace politics in order to change the society. He told Saturday Beats;

“My father does not like politics. He did not really like the idea of me venturing into politics but I made him realise that if we are all shying away from politics, who is going to save this ? So he just had to give me his support because everybody has been shying away from politics for too long and that is why is the way it is. I would say that he is supporting me all the way.”

The actor further disclosed that his deep voice had endeared him to a lot of his fans, especially the female folks. According to him, he often gets compliments about his baritone voice.

“I hear that a lot of people love my voice but honestly, I do not really know what I sound like,” he said.

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