Sankara Alafia

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Sankara Alafia is the son of an American actress, Yaya DaCosta. His mother DaCosta is a model turned actress who was the runner-up in Cycle 3, the third cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She then worked on TV projects like All My Children, Ugly Betty, and more. Moving toward his dad’s life, Joshua Bee Alafia is mostly recognized as the independent director and mediator.

Sankara’s parents were reportedly in a marital relationship from 2012-14. But, was it really true? Were they even married? To find the answers to their love life, read the following article.

Well, let’s also find out Sankara’s date of birth, upbringing, lifestyle as a star kid, and more.

 Sankara Was Born To Afro-American Parents

The 8-year-old Sankara Alafia was born on 23 September 2013 to Joshua Bee Alafia (father) and Yaya DaCosta (mother). However, his exact birthplace is still behind the curtain. He belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity and is American by nationality.

Sankara's mother is an former American model
The former partners with their newborn baby, Sankara Alafia

On the other hand, Sankara doesn’t seem to be pursuing his schooling at present as the star kid has been seen with his meditator father, Joshua who is involved in teaching mindfulness practice to incarceration. So, it looks like Sankara is also learning meditation along with his father nowadays.

In 2019, his father Joshua uploaded a video on Insta and the clip features himself teaching meditation to his son.

Sankara’s Parents Were Never Legally A Husband And Wife

As per several authentic online tabloids, Joshua and Yaya tied the knot in 2012 in an outdoor nuptial in Pennsylvania and parted their ways in 2014. The same year, Yaya’s rep did confirm to US Weekly about their split.

So, is their marriage and divorce really true? Well, in an interview with MadameNoire, Yaya came out by herself and said the former model never got divorced nor was ever in a marital relationship with Joshua. She stated,

 I never got divorced because I was never married, first of all. But I did have a child with someone, which is more of a commitment than marriages these days anyway. I broke up with him right after the birth because like I said, it was an enlightening experience.

So, to confirm if they were legally married or not, the fact still remains a big mystery to the public.

Sankara Alafia’s Both Parents Are Into The Film Industry

The prominent actress Yaya DaCosta and director Joshua Bee Alafia have their own identity in the film industry. Talking about Sankara’s mother, DaCosta first began her professional career as a model.

She landed her first acting gig in an episode of the UPN sitcom Eve in 2005. Since then, the former model has played in several on-screen projects. DaCosta grabbed huge media attention for playing in films like Take the Lead, The Kids Are All Right, In Time, and, The Butler.

On the other hand, Sankara’s dad Joshua began his filmmaking career in high school. Joshua who also has a certificate of BA in Films from the University of California is mostly known for his cinematography. His credits include We Just Tellin’ Stories: Rodessa Jones’ Medea Project, Making Tortillas with the Mayans, Every Day Art in Cuba, and many others.

Besides his career as a director/writer, Joshua is also a meditator. The proud father of Sankara began his meditation journey in 1989. He even went to Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is also a graduate of the Community Dharma Leaders training. To know more about Joshua’s journey as a meditation tutor and film career, visit his site named JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA.

Alafia’s Relationship With His Mother and Father

The star kid who will turn 9 in the coming Sept is equally closed to both of them. But, lately, the star kid mostly features on his father’s social media handles. Joshua uploads images and short clips of his son while visiting different peaceful places.

So, it is safe to say that, the star kid is spending more of his time with his father Joshua rather than his mother DaCosta.

His Lifestyle and Net Worth

The celebrity child has been living his life with enough care. As for his net worth, the 8-year-old is still too young to have his own. But, Sankara’s father Joshua has an estimated net worth of $1 million and the same figure for his mother as of 2022.