Yul Edochie, Nollywood actor, says Pete Edochie, his father, gave him the beating of his life when he decided to ditch school for electric appliances business as a teenager.

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The Nollywood actor, 38, took to his Twitter page on Thursday to thank his father, sharing some life lessons he had to learn the hard way back in his juvenile days.

Yul said Pete had called him into his personal room and dealt him strokes of the cane with his belt after he had disclosed his resolve to leave school.

“In JS2, I told my father I didn’t want to go to school anymore, he should open an electrical shop for me. He said ok. He invited me to his room, locked the door, pulled out his belt,” he wrote.

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“He gave me a beating that reset my brain to factory setting. Look at me today. Thank you, dad!

“Youths are the leaders of tomorrow. True. But nobody will hand it over to us freely. We must come out of our comfort zones and prove that we have the capacity to lead.

“Join politics, contest, fail, gain experience, contest again & again till we win. Leadership is not a child’s play.”

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Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, Yul has continued to engage with his fans in social media conversations, occasionally staging giveaways as the pandemic bites harder on pockets.

The actor is known for his ritual-oriented movie roles, having defended movie producers after Babatunde Fashola, the minister for works and housing, had criticised those who make such films.

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Yul recently made the headlines after he appeared to have turned down fans’ request for financial aid, stating that he only indulges in money rituals on movie sets and not in real life.



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