Tope Tedela: Personality Profile

Tope Tedela: Personality Profile

Tope Tedela

Temitope Christopher Tedela, known professionally as Tope Tedela, is a Nigerian actor and producer. Tedela has received several awards for his work including Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best of Nollywood Award, Nollywood Movies Award, Golden Icons Academy Movie Award and Express Star Award. His body of work includes What Lies Within (2017), Slow Country (2017), Ojukokoro (2017), King Invincible (2017), Suru L’ere (2016), Out of Luck (2015), A Soldier’s Story (2015) and A Mile from Home which earned him several awards.

Early life and education

Tedela was born in Lagos, as the first child of his parents. He is a descent of Ekiti State. He attended Lagos State Model College, Meiran, Lagos for his secondary education and earned a degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos.


While studying at University of Lagos, Tedela was cast in his screen debut as Julian in the family TV Series Edge of Paradise. He stopped acting for a while in order to concentrate on his studies; while in school and shortly after graduation, Tedela worked as an on-air personality at UNILAG FM. He made a return to star as lala in his first leading role in the feature film A Mile from Home. At one time, Tedela a news anchor at the NTA. He acted in several notable stage performances.

He came into prominence after playing the lead role in the 2013 award-winning action-drama film, A Mile from Home

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In 2015, Tope Tedela starred in A Soldier’s Story and Out of Luck. Tedela’s role as metrosexual Kyle Stevens-Adedoyin in the 2016 comedy film Suru L’ere earned him many rave reviews.

Tedela starred in these well-received films in 2017——the epic King Invincible, the comedy-crime/heist film Ojukokoro and the action-drama Slow Country. He made his producing debut with the drama thriller film What Lies Within.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards Most Promising Actor A Mile from Home Nominated
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor In A Drama Won
2014 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role (English) Won
Revelation of the Year (Male) Nominated
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Most Promising Actor Won
Best On-Screen Duo Nominated
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Won
2014 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role (English) Nominated
Best Rising Star (Male) Won
2014 Express Star Awards Rising Star Himself Won



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Sola
2013 Awakening
2013 Torn Young Olumide
2013 A Mile from Home Lala/Jude Odaro
2013 Cyanide Emeka Short Film
2014 Another Day to Die Young Comrade TV Film
2014 Birthday Bash Scoda
2014 Leeway Chuks Short Film
2015 Lunch Time Heroes Deji with Omoni Oboli & Dakore Akande
2015 Apostates Osas
2015 A Soldier’s Story Major Egan
2015 Out of Luck Dayo
2016 Suru L’ere Kyle Stevens Adedoyin with Rita Dominic
Ojukokoro (Greed)[20][21] Sunday
2017 King Invincible Taari with Gabriel Afolayan
Slow Country Osas with Majid Michel
What Lies Within[22] Gboyega Also Producer
2018 Knock Out Blessing Yomi
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Year Title Role Notes
2006 Edge of Paradise Julian
2008 My Mum & I June
2008 Super Story (Omojuwa) Tesiro
2012 Burning Point
2012 Tweeters Kunle
2013 Super Story (The Secret) Tai
2014 Oasis  Oreva
2015 The Team (TV series) Efe
2017 Jemeji Obi Chief
2019 Powder Dry Arthur
2019 Underbelly Nonso


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Man Talk, Woman Talk Emeka
2014 Diagnosis Emeka
2014 The Agency Fawaz
2019 The Mistress of Wholesome Nengak Josiah