In 2013, Yaya Dacosta welcomed her first child into the world with husband Joshua Alafia who was quoted saying:
“No greater Joy! Some folks have asked what Sankara means. ‘Creator, Bliss Giver, Introspection, Remover of Doubt, King of Unity,’ are some that we love.”
Since giving birth, Yaya has been on an amazing winning streak. Most recently she was cast to play Whitney Houston in a Lifetime biopic, one of the biggest opportunities of her career. The film will be directed by Angela Bassett and will focus on Whitney’s marriage to R&B crooner Bobby Brown. Bassett says of the film and Yaya:
“I want you to fall into the world of Whitney and Bobby. And I don’t want to stop you at the gate with maybe the image of something familiar, someone you’ve seen from something else,” she said. “Yaya was far and above the only choice.”
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