Tuesday, 1 April 2014
TOPE TEDELA- I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE...
This native of Ekiti State started his Make-Believe Journey in 2006, when he featured in a Tv Drama, Edge of Paradise...A production he recounted as a beautiful experience. We can truly say Tope was born for this business judging from his story about his escapades withing the Literary and Debating Society at the Primary School Level. He actually got into trouble every time a play was organized.
Tope thought of doing everything and at a point, He was confused and did not know what to do because back then, It was actually unheard of to say you want to be an actor, despite his large interest in books, people and life but alas, the story is different today and being the Best Actor at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards is just a proof that he is on the right track of Life.
Tope says ''A lot of times, Its get to a point that you are scared If you can do certain roles and that feeling comes in from time to time, but one should be willing to learn, listen and prepare to take risk and work with people who know what they're doing.''
This Young man surely has a lot of responsibilities being the first child but that has not affected his principle in life, even though he described himself as a problematic child growing up...That also, did not affect him having the most significant legacy from his parents-Education...Tope Tedela is a Graduate of Mass Communication from the Prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka.
Do not bother to stress yourself about how to style this reserved, shy and homely gentleman, He does not give a hoot about Fashion but being comfortable with what he wears is just fine..He says one should wear what suits him/her and be reasonable about it..I guess no offense to all you Fashionistas across the world..Tope is a Soda fan and also enjoys fruits all the time.
Whenever an Actor gets an award such as the AMVCA, It is expected that a lot of Directors and Producers will hunt you down at all cost to include you in their flick, especially, when you possess that versatility and such testimony is not far from Tope's Yard, as the calls have been coming in but he has been involved in a couple of productions prior to the award..One of which is In My Father's House Directed by Jimi Odumosu.
All we can do is just to sit back, relax, enjoy and celebrate this young brilliant act who is spirited and determined to take his career to that height of motion picture glory...