Temitope Christopher Tedela, known professionally as Tope Tedela, is a Nigerian actor and producer. He came into prominence after playing the lead role in the 2013 award-winning action-drama film, A Mile from Home.
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 other credits include What Lies Within (2017), Slow Country (2017), Ojukokoro (2017), King Invincible (2017), Suru L'ere (2016), Out of Luck (2015) and A Soldier's Story (2015).
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
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 will also make his producing debut with the drama thriller film What Lies Within.