Tope Tedela is an ambitious younger Nollywood actor that has won several awards in his few years in the movie industry.
Tope Tedela, a fasting rising Nollywood actor, shares his experience in the Nigerian movie industry. The young, intelligent and handsome actor has won a couple of awards in his few years in the industry.
Talking about his background, he said in grew up in Surulere, Lagos and read Mass Communication in the University of Lagos.
I was born and christened Christopher Temitope Tedela but people call me Tope Tedela. I am the first of four children and we are all boys. I grew up in Surulere, Lagos. I attended Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Surulere and then Lagos State Model College, Oniru, Ajah, Lagos. I have a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.
Tope Tedela said a family friend who worked for an advertising agency invited him to his first audition. When asked what movie brought him to limelight, he had this to say;
I would say Edge of Paradise, I am sure people got to know me by the role of Julian that I played in the series. And for a while now, people used to call me Julian, so I would say it was Edge of Paradise that brought me into the limelight.
About the challenges in the movie industry, Tope Tedela said his schedule is always quite tight, running from one location to another.
On the issue of nudity in Nollywood, he claimed he is neither in favour nor against it, that the situation will determine whether to take up such role or not.
You really can`t say whether you would be able to go nude or not until you are put in the situation. You know, the script determines a lot of things and so you need to ask yourself if it is really necessary for you to go nude in the film. I am not saying whether I can do nude or not, I am just saying there are scenarios of how roles are chosen, so it’s not just a yes or no thing. I can`t just sit here and say that I can or cannot act nude.
The young and talented actor reviewed that he has always dreamed of actinmg with the likes of Genevieve Nnaji and Nse Ikpe Etim.