Sankara Alafia; Actress YaYa DaCosta’s Only Son

Sankara Alafia is a celebrity kid of American actress and model YaYa DaCosta and her husband Joshua Bee Alafia. Moreover, Alafia’s parents are very well-known figures in the entertainment industry. They belong to African-American background.

YaYa DaCosta came second in America’s Next Top Model. Moreover, she worked in TV series such as “Ugly Better”, “All My Children”, and more. However, his father Joshua Bee Alafia works as a negotiator and director.

In this article, we go through Alafia’s age, education, hobbies, celebrity parents, and much more. 

Sankara Alafia; Actress YaYa DaCosta’s Only Son
Sankara Alafia

Quick Facts about Sankara Alafia

NameSankara Alafia
Date of Birth23rd September 2013
Age9 Years
Height3 ft. 10 inches
Zodiac SignVirgo
EthnicityBlack American
ParentsMother: YaYa DaCostaFather: Joshua Bee Alafia

Sankara Alafia Early Life

Sankara Alafia was born on 23rd September 2013 in New York City. Currently, his age is 9 years old. Moreover, he belongs to the Black American ethnicity and holds American nationality. His zodiac sign comes out to be Virgo.  

He is the only child of YaYa DaCosta and Joshua Bee Alafia. Moreover, DaCosta is a famous American actress and model. Whereas, Joshua came into the public eye for his excellent cinematography. Also, he worked as a director in the film industry.

In addition to that, Alafia’s grandparents are Carl Awolowo Johnson and Orundun DaCosta Johnson.

If we talk about his education there is no such information yet but we somehow learned that he is currently enrolled in middle school.

Sankara Alafia; Actress YaYa DaCosta’s Only Son
Sankara Alafia, YaYa DaCosta, and Joshua Bee Alafia

Career of Sankara Alafia

Right now Alafia is putting his focus on his studies and more on co-curricular activities. But in the future, we predict that the handsome guy would work in the film industry like his parents. 

YaYa DaCosta Career

DaCosta is a famous American actress and model born on 15th November 1982 in New York. Currently, her age is 39 years old.  Besides, being an actor she holds a degree in African studies and International relations. Moreover, she got famous after being announced as the second runner-up in America’s Next Top Model. Later, she worked in many TV series and films

  • ABC’s daytime drama series 
  • All My Children (2008)
  • ABC’s comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2009)
  • NBC’s medical drama Chicago Med (2015–2021). 
  • Weekends at Bellevue
  •  The Shanghai Hotel
  • Lost and Found
  • Dark Horse
  • Big Words
  • Faith Under Fire
  •  Peel
  • Unforgettable.

She worked in films such as

  • Time a science action film (2011)
  • Whole Lotta Sole Criminal Comedy she played the role of Sophie (2012)
  • Whitney (2015) singer Whitney Houston 
  • Honey dripper (2007)
  • The Messenger (2007) as a supporting actor (2009)

Later in 2013, she was cast in a Nigerian drama film named Mother of George in which she acted as Sade. However, in the same year, she worked in another drama film named The Butler, an American historical drama where she played the role of Carol Hammie.  

Also, DaCosta worked for famous commercial ads like 

  • Garnier RadioShack
  • Fructis
  • Seda
  • Lincoln Townhouse
  • Sephora
  • Oil of Olay
  • Dr. Scholl’s.

Besides working as an actor her love for modeling never ended. She appeared as the front cover face for magazines such as 

  • W
  • Hype Hair
  • Splash
  • Global Modeling

Joshua Bee Alafia Career

If we talk about Alafia’s father he kept his profile low and somehow out of the limelight. Many of his fans just know him as a director and cinematographer. Moreover, due to his excellent skills in his work, he became well-known in the public eye.  

Sankara Alafia Love Life

For now, Alafia is too young to have a relationship or any sort of love life. However, we believe shortly he would be a crush for young girls due to his chocolaty looks. 

Now if we move on to the love story of Joshua and YaYa the love birds were in a relationship from the year 2012 to 2015. Later, rumors came out that they have separated and not married.

However, they proved everybody wrong and got married. Later in 2013 after one year of marriage, the couple was blessed with a cute baby boy named Sankara Alafia. 

Sankara Alafia; Actress YaYa DaCosta’s Only Son
YaYa DaCosta and Joshua Alafia

Physical Appearance of Alafia

Sankara has quite good looks because obviously, they run in the genes. His height is around 3 ft. and 10 inches. However, he has beautiful black hair and brown eyes. Moreover, we believe that with time Sankara will grow up to be a handsome guy with good looks. 

Social Media Accounts of Alafia

Alafia has no social media account currently. He can be seen more on his parent’s accounts. For now, he is too young to handle all the fame he is getting due to his celebrity parents. Later, in the future, we hope to see him with his account and a huge fan following.   

Sankara Alafia Net Worth

Being a 9 years old teenager he is living a lavish life with his celebrity parents. If we talk about his parent’s net worth that comes out to be around $1 million. Joshua works as a filmmaker and producer. Whereas, his mother YaYa works as an actress and model. 


Is YaYa a DaCosta Brazilian?

DaCosta came into the world on 15th November 1982 in New York and belongs of Brazilian and Black American descent. Moreover, she grew up in Harlem a city in New York. In addition to that, she learned different languages such as English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Japanese. 

What is YaYa’s net worth?

YaYa DaCosta is famously known as an American model and actress. Moreover, she has a net worth of $1 million. 

How old is Sankara Alafia?

Sankara Alafia came into being on 23rd October 2013. Currently, he is 8 years old as of October 2022.

Does YaYa DaCosta have a child?

YaYa DaCosta and Joshua Bee Alafia have only one son named Sankara Alafia who is 8 years old. 

What does it mean when someone calls you YaYa?

YaYa is an old Brazilian word that means Miss. Moreover, if we look for the meaning of YaYa in ancient greek that means “woman.” 

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