BY RITA OKOYE
NOLLYWOOD Hunk, Yul Edochie has branched into movie production. Few months ago, he kicked off his pet project; Yul Edochie Academy, designed to train young and aspiring youths.
Shedding lights on the reasons he pulled in so much funds to establish the Academy, the father of three said: “I love directing and I love teaching. As a director you have the power to teach others and bring them up to the required level but as an actor, you can only play your part and hope the movie comes out well. But as a director you have the power to make the movie come out well.
“The passion is and will always be my drive. I’m madly in love with my job. Not to worry guys, I am not leaving the screen. I just love to teach others what I know. Making our films come out better and doing what I love doing.”
He also revealed that that the first movie he directed was 10 years ago, but that he is back into it full time
“First film I directed in Nollywood was entitled Secret Pain. It was shot in 2006. Henceforth, I will be combining both acting and directing and its a great feeling. Though it is very stressful, it is also a rewarding experience.”
Debunking the rumours that he was involved in a ghastly car accident in Udi, Enugu, the actor said: “I wasn’t involved in any accident. I’m fine. Facebook scammers are using it to make money. Online media platforms should learn to confirm such stories before publishing. Although I was in never involved in any accident.”