Popular Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has taken to social media to recount the hard discipline he received from his father and veteran actor, Pete Edochie that set his focus straight as a child.
Yul Edochie says his father beat him up mercilessly after he made known to him his desire to drop out of secondary school and become a trader.
The actor took to his Twitter page today being Thursday, April 23, 2020, where he opened up about the terrible but valuable experience with his father.
In his tweet, Yul recalled how he had walked up to his father and told him of his plan to quit his classroom education for life in the marketplace as an electrical trader.
However, the suggestion did not sit well with the Nollywood icon who lured his young son into the house behind closed doors and flogged the idea out of his brain.
Yel went on to note that the not so nice experience made him a better person and for that reason he is grateful to his father.
“In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore, he should open electrical shop for me. He said ok. He invited me to his room, locked the door & pulled out his belt. He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting. Look at me today. Thank you Dad!” he wrote.
See his tweet below:
In JS2, I told my father I didn't want to go to school anymore, he should open electrical shop for me.
He said ok.
He Invited me to his room, locked the door & pulled out his belt.
He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting.
Look at me today.
Thank you Dad!
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) April 23, 2020
As expected, Yul’s story caught the attention of many fans who are familiar with the on-screen no-nonsense attitude of his father. They quickly pounced on the opportunity to express their surprise at his boldness to discuss such matter with him at that tender age.
Here’s how they reacted:
Yul Edochie said as a boy, he told his father he didn't wanna go to school anymore…
I don't care about the rest of the gist but teenage Yul must have had balls of steel to boldly tell Pete that.
I can't even talk to Pete Edochie anyhow from behind my TV screen.
— UG (@UgwunnaEjikem) April 23, 2020
You told Pete Edochie you didn’t want to go to school again?
You’ve been brave from time oh https://t.co/uqNb25Zw7N
— Dirty Diego (@Monsiuer_T) April 23, 2020
If any nigerian wanted to stop going to school and sees Pete Edochie, that child will sit up just by seeing him on the tv screen.
But you tried to do this? 😂 😂
I hope he told you that:
“when a child asks to be a goat, a good father will never buy a rope to put on his neck.” https://t.co/vgmlNxOggD
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) April 23, 2020
Yul Edochie : " Daddy I don't want to go to school anymore,i want to sell electronics instead"
Pete Edochie : " There is a saying that what is dead may never die but unfortunately you're not dead!! I will kiiiillllllll you with my bare haaannnds" 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UuUlkBgRI4
— Nwabueze Snr, MPH 👑 (@Dukeofmbaise) April 23, 2020
Pete Edochie probably flogs like "Do you know why I am flogging you? Because the child that says his father will not sleep *tawai* he too *tawai* shall not *tawai* sleep"
"The cocoyam *tawai* does not *tawai* grow *tawai* without the permission *tawai* of his…"
— Four-eyed Edo boy™ (@Alex_Houseof308) April 23, 2020
Yul Edochie telling Pete Edochie “I’m not going to school “
Other siblings: pic.twitter.com/uGFPMB9f5I
— JOEbanks FILMS (@Banksworld1) April 23, 2020
I don't know how Yul Edochie did it, he must have been very high before he told Pete Edochie he wouldn't be going to school.
The same Pete Edochie I cannot make eye contact with while watching his movie on the TV.
— I'm not a guy (@the_lopetee) April 23, 2020
✭ do you understand the courage, mind, effrontery, the ambition, the critical thinking, empathy and sympathy it’ll take for you to stand in front of Pete Edochie and say to him you want to drop out? Lmfaooo? The gods must be shaking! Ah https://t.co/WuGvvieADg
— Justin Ug (@JustinUg_) April 23, 2020
When you tell Pete Edochie that you want to drop out of school pic.twitter.com/7Ajahk09R4
— Samuel Mbah (@Mbahdeyforyou) April 23, 2020
Pete Edochie before the beating
Son you must have known that he who dance Surugede should be fully aware that Surugede is the dance of the spirit. https://t.co/Xmnirm3nsZ
— Jagaban of Africa🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@Ecollins10) April 23, 2020
See this man went to tell Pete Edochie that he doesn’t want to go to school. Not RMD o, Papa Okonkwo! Pete Edochie wey kill Ikemefuna? 😳😳 https://t.co/CPSMfdqTeU
— Ayò-Bánkólé Akíntújoyè (@AyoBankole) April 23, 2020
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