John Apea is a popular award-winning Ghanaian actor, movie producer, educationist and diplomat. He was born in London to Dr. Emmanuel Apea, a former Diplomat with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and UN Ambassador and Coordinator to Nigeria and ECOWAS and mother, Emma Elizabeth Apea, also fondly known as Appiah, a teacher. His actual year of birth is not known.
John Apea Educational Background
John Apea was educated at Achimota Preparatory School and Presbyterian Boy’s School in Accra, Ghana.
He later went to Cranbook school and later Collingham College in the U.K.
He is a graduate of the Schools of Social Sciences of University of York and the University of Oxford in the U.K respectively.
John Apea Acting Career
Apea began his acting career some years back, playing intriguing roles in movies.
He is one of the lead actors in the popular Ghanaian television series ‘Home Sweet Home’.
Apea is an actor, co-creator/writer and producer of art film Elmina, which premiered at the Tate Gallery in London and exhibited at the Witte de Witte Gallery in the Netherlands, ZKM in Germany.
Apea’s film works have been officially selected by the Rotterdam Film Festival, Durban Film Festival and the Pan-African Film Festival in the United States.
Apea has a good look, creative and exceptionally talented Ghanaian actor.
He is gifted in interpreting roles in movies and he has made a big name for himself with his brilliant performances in movie roles.
The versatile and talented actor is a recipient of the Samsung Art Prize for his work with British/American Artist Doug Fishbone and director Emmanuel Apea Jnr.
Apea previously worked with the UK Cabinet Office as a Senior Community Organiser.
He is currently the Commonwealth Representative for the Africa Region and spearheaded the historic launch of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition by The Duchess of Cornwall, The First Lady of Ghana and Edward Enninful, Editor of British Vogue.
Apea is the creator of Commonwealth Goodwill Essay Ambassador scheme and has enlisted celebrities in Ghana such as Kwesi Arthur, KiDi KiDi, Kuami Eugene, Becca and Jackie Appiah to spearhead the Pilot Literacy Project.
John Apea Awards and Nominations
John Apea brilliant works have received wide recognitions, winning several awards notably as:
• 2008 won Best Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for the film ‘Run Baby Run’ in which he also featured as the lead actor.
• Recipient of several nominations.
John Apea Personal Life
John Apea has been happily married to Dr. Vanessa Apea, a Harvard-trained consultant physician in London, and they are blessed with two children.
John Apea Net Worth
John Apea is one of the richest, most influential and highly celebrated Ghanaian actors with an estimated net worth of about $1 million dollars.