Emmanuel Apea, Jr. is a Ghanaian TV and film director, 2008 winner of the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Director.
Emmanuel Apea is the son of Reverend Emmanuel Apea Snr, a former United Nations Ambassador and Co-ordinator to West Africa and ECOWAS and Emma Apea, a Healthcare practitioner. He studied at Achimota School, the University of London in the United Kingdom and Niagara College in Canada. He started out directing a series of popular TV serialized dramas. He was the first director of Taxi Driver in 1998, and the producer of the soap opera Home Sweet Home which began airing in 2003. Hotel St. James, set in Kumasi and in a mix of Akan and English, began airing in 2005.
- Run Baby Run, 2006
- Elmina, 2010
- "Home Sweet Home...The show you can't get enough of". The Statesman. Accra, Ghana. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Francis Doku, 'Another Apea success series', Graphic Showbiz, Issue 538 (January 20–26, 2005), p.3
- Revele Films Is Back With A New Project ‘Elmina’ & On Board Are Akorfa Asiedu, Ama K Abebrese, John Apea & Others, ghanacelebrities.com, 6 July 2010.
- Michael Ralph & Lauren Coyle, 'Resource Curse?: a review of Elmina (2010), directed by Emmanuel Apea, Jr.', Transition: An International Review, Vol. 107, No. 1, January 2012, pp.150-59.
- Jane Bryce, 'Elmina: Obroni Art of Popular Melodrama?', Black Camera, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 2014), pp.134-150