Temitope Christopher Tedela
|Education||University of Lagos|
Temitope Christopher Tedela, known as Tope Tedela, is a Nigerian actor and producer. He has received several awards for his work including Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best of Nollywood Award and Nollywood Movies Award.
Tedela's work has screened at international film festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. His body of work includes The Lost Okoroshi (2019), What Lies Within (2017), Slow Country (2017), Ojukokoro (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.
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.
In 2018, Tedela appeared in the crime film, Knock Out Blessing.
In 2019, he starred as researcher Dr. Dauda in The Lost Okoroshi which had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and received mostly positive reviews. He also began work on his one-man play Whumanizer. Tedela also starred in the gripping drama film, The Ghost and the House of Truth.
In 2016, Tedela was named an ambassador by Global Rights, an international human rights organization to start a campaign to end sexual violence in the country.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Slow Country||Nominated|
|2016||City People Entertainment Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Suru L'ere||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actor in Supporting Role||Nominated|
|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|
|2013||A Mile from Home||Lala/Jude Odaro|
|2014||Another Day to Die Young||Comrade||TV Film|
|2015||Lunch Time Heroes||Deji||with Omoni Oboli & Dakore Akande|
|2015||A Soldier's Story||Major Egan|
|2015||Out of Luck||Dayo|
|2016||Suru L'ere||Kyle Stevens Adedoyin||with Rita Dominic|
|2017||King Invincible||Taari||with Gabriel Afolayan|
|Slow Country||Osas||with Majid Michel|
|What Lies Within||Gboyega||Also Producer|
|2018||Knock Out Blessing||Yomi|
|2019||The Lost Okoroshi||Dr Dauda|
|The Ghost and the House of Truth||Barrister Tokunbo|
|2021||The Therapist||with Rita Dominic and Toyin Abraham|
|2006||Edge of Paradise||Julian|
|2008||My Mum & I||June|
|2008||Super Story (Omojuwa)||Tesiro|
|2013||Super Story (The Secret)||Tai|
|2015||The Team (TV series)||Efe|
|2011||Man Talk, Woman Talk||Emeka|
|2019||The Mistress of Wholesome||Nengak Josiah|
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