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John Apea

John Apea

Ghanaian actor, writer and philanthropist

1978

Birth
14 June 1978

Birth

John Apea was born on June 14, 1978.


1995

Education
27 November 1995

Education

He attended the prestigious Achimota School before pursuing further studies in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of New York and the University of Oxford. These academic pursuits provided a solid foundation for his future endeavors as an actor and writer.

2008

Acting Career
04 July 2008

Acting Career

Apea gained prominence in the film industry through his portrayal of the lead character in the critically acclaimed film "Run Baby Run." Released in 2008, the movie not only showcased Apea's acting skills but also marked his debut as a screenwriter.

2009

Achievements
27 November 2009

Achievements

The film garnered widespread recognition, earning eight nominations and four awards at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, including the prestigious Best Screenplay award. Apea's talent and contribution to "Run Baby Run" helped solidify his position in the Ghanaian film industry.


2010

"Home Sweet Home"
27 November 2010

"Home Sweet Home"

Apart from "Run Baby Run," Apea also showcased his acting prowess in the popular Ghanaian TV series, "Home Sweet Home." His charismatic performances in both film and television productions endeared him to audiences and established him as a respected figure in the Ghanaian entertainment industry.

2023

Current Role and Future Endeavors
04 July 2023

Current Role and Future Endeavors

Continuing to contribute to the development of Ghana, John Apea recently assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at eTranzact Ghana. As a leading provider of mobile banking and payment services, eTranzact Ghana plays a vital role in driving financial inclusion and empowering individuals through digital platforms.

2023

04 July 2023

Ventures in Art and Film

In addition to his acting career, John Apea expanded his artistic horizons as a co-creator, writer, and producer of the art film "Elmina." The film premiered at the renowned Tate Gallery in London and was exhibited at prestigious galleries such as the Witte de Witte Gallery in the Netherlands and ZKM in Germany. Apea's work has also been recognized at international film festivals, including the Rotterdam Film Festival, Durban Film Festival, and the Pan-African Film Festival in the United States. Notably, he received the Samsung Art Prize for his collaboration with British/American artist Doug Fishbone and director Emmanuel Apea Jnr.

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