Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie famed for his mastery in decoding occultic roles in motion pictures, has mentioned in a brand new interview he wished to drop his legendary father’s title when he got here into the business.
He reasoned that based mostly on the legacy his father set within the film business, he didn’t need to lurk in his shadows and has his personal achievement dwarfed or credited to his father which is why he wished to hold his personal identification devoid of his father’s affect.
Yul acknowledged this on Thursday night time throughout Life Continental Beer’s socio-cultural discourse with the theme, ‘Bringing Residence the Glory: A toast to Progress and Success’ held on the Base Occasion Centre, Enugu.
The actor who additionally doubles as a filmmaker acknowledged that when he accomplished his secondary schooling, he had the choice of doing one thing else aside from being an actor or filmmaker as a result of he didn’t need to be below the shadow of his father.
He mentioned, “In 1998, when I obtained into the college, I had the choice of doing one thing else or learning some other course as a result of my father was already doing effectively within the movie business. I had the choice of doing some other course and determine to do anyhow (sic) as a result of I can be below my father’s wings. However, I determined to review Theatre Arts. After that, I began hustling and my journey began from Enugu.
“There have been occasions I boarded night time buses from Enugu to Lagos to attend auditions that didn’t work. However in these occasions it didn’t work out, I wasn’t ‘pissed’ that issues didn’t work out however I was joyful that I even obtained the chance to be there within the first place. My father was huge within the business and nonetheless is. He had made a reputation for himself however I was decided to not dwell below his wings. I wished to make my very own title. So, I gave myself time.”
The actor acknowledged that at a time, he thought-about dropping his surname. He mentioned, “At a time, I even mentioned I was going to vary my title. I wished to take away ‘Edochie’, so that folks would see me as Yul, a graduate of Theatre Arts eager to make a reputation for himself. I began from scratch and I wanted to make my very own title. By the grace of God, I assume I have executed that.
“Sixteen years after, I am not referred to as Pete Edochie’s son, I am referred to as Yul Edochie. I have excelled and I’m nonetheless excelling in Nollywood.”