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Tope Tedela Biography: Inside The Life Of The Nigerian Producer And Actor

Temitope Christopher Tedela is a Nigerian producer and actor. Tope Tedela is his nickname. For his efforts, he has received various awards, including the Nigeria Entertainment Award and the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award. Tedela’s work has been shown at international film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the BFI London Film Festival.

Early Life and Education

Tedela was his parents’ first child, and he was born on June 5, 1984, in Lagos. He is of Ekiti State descent. He attended the Lagos State Model College in Meiran, Lagos, for his secondary education before graduating from the University of Lagos with a degree in mass communication.


While still a student at the University of Lagos, Tedela made his acting debut as Julian in the family television series Edge of Paradise. He took a break from performing for a while to concentrate on his studies. Tedela worked as an on-air personality at UNILAG FM while a student and briefly after graduation. He returned as Lala in A Mile from Home, playing the lead role for the first time. Tedela used to be an NTA news anchor. He appeared in a number of notable theatrical productions.

In 2013, he rose to prominence after appearing in the award-winning action drama film A Mile From Home. In 2015, Tope Tedela participated in the films Out of Luck and A Soldier’s Story. Tedela received rave reviews for his portrayal of the metrosexual Kyle Stevens-Adedoyin in the 2016 comedy Suru L’ere.

In 2017, Tedela appeared in three critically acclaimed films: the historical drama Slow Country, the action-drama King Invincible, and the comedy-crime/heist film Ojukokoro. His producing debut was with the drama-thriller film What Lies Within. In 2018, Tope Tedela appeared in the crime film Knock Out Blessing. He also appeared as the researcher Dr Dauda in the 2019 film The Lost Okoroshi, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and received mostly positive reviews.

He also began work on his one-man drama, Whumanizer. Tedela also appeared in the suspenseful drama film The Ghost and the House of Truth. Tedela was cast in the first Netflix original series from Nigeria, which will be created by acclaimed filmmaker Akin Omotoso in 2020.

In 2022, he played Dr Adeboye/The Good Doctor in the Netflix original series Blood Sisters.

Personal Life

Tope’s marital status is unknown. His rising fame and wealth in the movie sector made celebrity minders think he was in a relationship.

After a marriage photo of him was posted online, rumours began that the actor was married to Rosaline Meurer, an actress. However, it seemed to have come from a movie project in which they had taken part. In an interview he granted, he said he is not married and marriage is the last thing on his mind, but he wouldn’t mind marrying an actress.

Impact and Influence

Tedela was appointed an ambassador by Global Rights, a global human rights group, in 2016 to launch a nationwide campaign to prevent sexual assault.



2013TornYoung Olumide
2013A Mile from HomeLala/Jude Odaro
2013CyanideEmekaShort Film
2014Another Day to Die YoungComradeTV Film
2014Birthday BashScoda
2014LeewayChuksShort Film
2015Lunch Time HeroesDejiwith Omoni Oboli & Dakore Akande
2015A Soldier’s StoryMajor Egan
2015Out of LuckDayo
2016Suru L’ereKyle Stevens Adedoyinwith Rita Dominic
2016Ojukokoro (Greed)Sunday
2017King InvincibleTaariwith Gabriel Afolayan
2017Slow CountryOsaswith Majid Michel
2017What Lies WithinGboyegaAlso Producer
2018Knock Out BlessingYomi
2019The Lost OkoroshiDr Dauda
2019The Ghost and the House of TruthBarrister Tokunbo
2021The Therapistwith Rita Dominic and Toyin Abraham


2006Edge of ParadiseJulian
2008My Mum & IJune
2008Super Story (Omojuwa)Tesiro
2012Burning Point
2013Super Story (The Secret)Tai
2015The Team (TV series)Efe
2019Powder DryArthur
2022Blood SistersDr Adeboye/The Good DoctorA Netflix Original


2011Man Talk, Woman TalkEmeka
2014The AgencyFawaz
2019The Mistress of WholesomeNengak Josiah
2019The WivesLawyer
2019WhumanizerTunde Bridges

Awards and Nominations

201410th Africa Movie Academy AwardsMost Promising ActorA Mile from HomeNominated
20142014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actor In A DramaA Mile from HomeWon
20142014 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role (English)A Mile from HomeWon
20142014 Best of Nollywood AwardsRevelation of the Year (Male)A Mile from HomeNominated
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsMost Promising ActorA Mile from HomeWon
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoA Mile from HomeNominated
20142014 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actor in a Lead RoleA Mile from HomeWon
20142014 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role (English)A Mile from HomeNominated
20142014 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Rising Star (Male)A Mile from HomeWon
20142014 Express Star AwardsRising StarHimselfWon
2016City People Entertainment AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleSuru L’ereNominated
2016Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actor in Supporting RoleSuru L’ereNominated
2017Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleSlow CountryNominated
2020Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Supporting Actor –EnglishCountry HardNominated
2022Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice AwardsBest Supporting ActorCountry HardPending

Net Worth

With a net worth of over $700,000, Tope Tedela is regarded as one of the actors with the fastest rising wealth and most prominent in the Nollywood industry.

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