Alafia is a vlogger, entrepreneur and community organizer. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Orishaconnect.com, a networking and dating web site for the global Orisha community. She is also the owner of Kulture Ties, a luxury African inspired hand-made men’s accessories line that is committed to social responsibility, ethical manufacturing and environmental sustainability. A portion of the proceeds from every collection goes back into the community by partnering with youth education nonprofit organizations in the African countries where the fabric is sourced and manufactured, as well as in the United States. Alafia is a passionate advocate foreclosing the gaps and uniting all Orisha-based faiths through open communication and mutual respect.
She holds a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Dillard University and an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Alafia, though raised Lukumi, is a traditionalist and was initiated to Osun and Ifa in 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria and is featured in the PBS documentary series, Sacred Journey’s with Bruce Feiler.
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