- Nollywood actor and politician Yul Edochie in a recent interview revealed he isn't trying to be better than his father
- The thespian admitted that he is not pressured to fill in the achievements of his father who is considered to be a Nollywood legend
- He added that it has always been his dream to be an actor and contribute immensely to the society
It is often thought that Yul son of legendary Nollywood actor Pete Edochie chose to walk in his father's shoes by picking acting as his career.
The young man in a recent interview disclosed he isn't taking after his father or under any pressure to be better, rather he is fulfilling his dream.
Speaking with Saturday Beats, the ace actor said that he is not under pressure to surpass the achievements of his father who is considered as one of the heavyweights in the Nigerian movie industry.
He said; “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.”
The thespian who has also found a new love in politics also said that initially his father had disagreed with him on the path, saying it's too dangerous.
He said; “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 country? So he just had to give me his support because everybody has been shying away from politics for too long and that is why Nigeria is the way it is. I would say that he is supporting me all the way,”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that on July 6, son of the veteran actor Pete Edochie revealed that he just being appointed as the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano.
He shared the post on Instagram with the caption: “SSA to the Governor of Anambra State on Creative & Entertainment Media.”
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