Temitope Christopher Tedela is a Nigerian actor and producer who goes by the stage name Christopher Tedela. Tedela, the first child of his parents, was born in Lagos. He is Ekiti State’s descendant. He received his secondary education at Lagos State Model College in Meiran, Lagos, and graduated from University of Lagos with a degree in mass communication.

Tedela made his screen debut as Julian in the family TV show Edge of Paradise while still a student at the University of Lagos. Tedela took a break from acting to focus on his studies, and he worked as an on-air personality at UNILAG FM during his time in school and shortly after graduation. In the feature film A Mile from Home, he reprised his role as Lala, which was his first leading role. Tedela used to work for the NTA as a news anchor.

He has featured in some notable stage performances. After starring in the award-winning action drama film A Mile from Home in 2013, he rose to prominence. A Soldier’s Story and Out of Luck both starred Tope Tedela in 2015. Tedela received a lot of praise for his performance as metrosexual Kyle Stevens-Adedoyin in the 2016 comedy Suru L’ere.In 2017, Tedela starred in the epic King Invincible, the comedy-crime/heist film Ojukokoro, and the action-drama Slow Country, all of which received positive reviews. With the drama thriller What Lies Within, he made his debut as a producer. It was co-produced with Paul Utomi and Venessa Nzediegwu, and it features Michele Dede, Ken Erics and Ebere Okaro among others.

Tedela is currently single. He once said in an interview with the Sun that marriage is not on his mind at the moment, he stated that he has other things that matters in his life at the moment before he can think of having a wife.

Tedela has been nominated for and won several awards for his work, including;
• The African Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama.
• Best Actor of the Year at the Nollywood Movies Awards.
• 2014 Best Actor in a leading role (English) at the Best of Nollywood awards.
• 2014 Most Promising Actor at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards and also Best Rising Star at Express Star Awards and other several nominations.

He is currently one of the most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Some of the movies he has featured in inlcludes;
A Soldier’s Story
Out of Luck
Another Day to Die young
Slow Country
The Ghost and The Barrister
Suru’Lere among others
He has also featured in TV Series like;
Edge of Paradise
Super Story
Burning Point
My Mum and I
Powder Dry and many others



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