Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has stated that his father, Pete Edochie, influenced him to adopt acting even when he started out as a director.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Yul said, “The high point of my career was getting an 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 movie, my father said I tried though but it would be best if I go fully into acting and 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.
“In 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.”