Sankara Alafia is the son of a mediator and a self-supporting director Joshua Bee Alafia. Moreover, people also recognize Sankara as the son of the well-known American model turned actress, Yaya DaCosta. His mother is a prominent figure in modeling as well as in the film industry. In 2004, DaCosta was the runner-up in the third cycle of ANTM (America’s Next Top Model).
Besides, Sankara’s parents’ professional life, there are many confusing claims to be answered. Were rumors about their marriage in 2012, and got split after spending a couple of years as a married couple really true? Let’s find out what both sides have said about their unconfirmed marital relationship.
Let’s also find some interesting facts about the star kid including his age, lifestyle, academics, and more.
How Old Is Sankara Alafia? His Birth Details
Sankara Alafia is 8 years old as of 2022. The star kid was born on September 23, 2013, to Yaya DaCosta (mother) and Joshua Bee Alafia (father). Talking about his nationality and ethnical background, Alafia is American by nationality and he is of Afro-American descent.
Moreover, Sankara hasn’t attended any school till now and is currently seen with his dad Joshua who is actively teaching mindfulness practice as a meditator. Well, Joshua sometimes shares short clips teaching his own son meditation.
Sankara Alafia Both Parents Has High Profile In The Media
As said before, Sankra’s father Joshua is an American director who started his career in filmmaking in high school. Moreover, he attended the University of California and graduated with BA in Films. Likewise, Joshua is famous for his cinematography work. Not only that but he has worked on several projects including Making Tortillas with the Mayans, We Just Tellin’ Stories: Rodessa Jones’ Medea Project, Every Day Art in Cuba, and others.
On the other hand, star kid’s dad Joshua is also involved in meditation. The writer/director joined the meditation classes in 1989. He later attended Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a graduate student of Community Dharma Leaders training. Moreover, he is currently working as a tutor at New York Insight Meditation Center, MINDFUL Meditation Center. On Joshua’s website JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA, the journey of his film to meditator career is described briefly.
Besides, Sankara’s dad Joshua’s professional life, let’s also know what his mother Yaya does for a living. DaCosta started her career in modeling. She then pursued a career in acting and her first role as an actress was in the UPN sitcom, Eve in 2005.
Following that, Yaya has worked on dozens of TV series, shows, and other projects. Her acting in TV films like The Kids Are All Right, Take the Lead, The Butler, and In Time has helped her grab the attention of the media.
Confusing Story About Sankara Alafia Parents’ Marriage
The big mystery about their marriage has become like an unsolved puzzle. Some genuine online sites have claimed that the actress Yaya and the director Joshua exchanged their vows in 2012 which was held outdoor in Pennsylvania. But they parted ways in 2014. Moreover, in the same year, DaCosta’s rep also confirmed the news about their split to US Weekly.
On the other hand, Sankara’s mom Yaya told the totally opposite story in an interview with MadameNoire. She came out telling that Joshua was never her husband. She disclosed,
“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.”
As of 2022, the true story behind their marriage and divorce is still behind the media radar.
Who is parenting Sankara after Joshua and Yaya split?
After their separation, both of them are co-parenting their son equally. The star kid is often seen with his father Joshua as he is lately featuring his only son on his Instagram handles.
Similarly, Joshua keeps on posting short videos and images of his son. When Joshua uploads photos and videos, every time it has been in different places. Well, we can say for sure, the 8-year-old has been spending quality time with his dad.
How Rich Is Sankara’s Parents? His Net Worth
Sankara’s parent has an estimated fortune of $1 million as of 2022. Moreover, the star kid has been spending his life in luxury. Besides, Sankara isn’t into any professional work to have a net worth of his own.