Josiah Yoba: Who Is Malik Yoba’s Son

Josiah Yoba is a celebrity child, best known as the son of American actor Malik Yoba. Josiah’s father is known for his starring role as NYPD Detective J.C. Williams on Fox’s New York Undercover and as Yul Brenner in the 1993 sports film Cool Runnings. Malik has also played Bill Harken on Syfy’s Alohas, Jim Hudson in Revolution, Jason Atwood in ABC’s Designated Survivor, and Vernon Turner in Empire. This article will uncover more details about Malik’s son, Josiah Yoba.

Josiah Yoba Bio

Josiah Yoba is the son of Malik Yoba and Terry Vega. Josiah lives away from the spotlight, and his details, like his date of birth, are not available to the public. He is the grandson of Mahmoudah Young and Abdullah Yoba. His uncle is A. Rahman Yoba.

Josiah is a sophomore at Syracuse University School of Information Studies, pursuing a Bachelor of Science and majoring in Information Management and Technology.

 Josiah Yoba Sibling

Josiah has two sisters: Pria and Dena Yoba. Pria and Josiah share the same parents: Malik and Terry, while Dena is the daughter of Malik and actress Trisha Mann. So far, Dena is the most active of the three siblings, having a substantial social media following. Dena is a YouTuber and also holds an Instagram and TikTok account. She describes herself as an artist; she sings and creates things.

Josiah Yoba Parents

Josiah’s mother lives a quiet life away from the spotlight; hence little is known about her life.

Josiah’s father, Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba, better known as Malik Yoba, is the fourth of six children born to Mahmoudah Young and Abdullah Yoba. He was born in the Bronx, New York.

Malik began his role on the FOX police drama series New York Undercover in 1994. His work on the show earned him three consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Malik showcased his talents as a singer and stage actor in his lead role in His Woman His Wife. He has also appeared in films like Cool Runnings, Criminal, Why Did I Get Married?, and Why Did I Get Married Too? In television, Malik has made appearances on Arrested Development as Ice, Girlfriends as Brock Harris, and Defying Gravity as astronaut Ted Shaw. He also appeared in crime dramas Thief by FX Network and Raines by NBC.

From 2011 to 2012, Malik appeared on Alpha as former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken. In 2013, he joined Revolution cast as Jim Hudson, and in 2015, Malik joined the cast of Empire as Vernon Turner. In 2019, he premiered his one-person play Harlem to Hollywood at Apollo Theater in New York. Malik performs original music in the autobiography play and plays twenty different characters.

In 2017, Malik established Yoba Development, a company aimed to provide young people of color access to the real estate industry.

In 2019, Yoba revealed that he is attracted to pre-operative trans women, although he considers himself heterosexual.

Malik has been married to actress Cat Wilson since 2003.

Wrapping Up

Josiah Yoba is still young and in college working hard to shape his future. We look forward to learning more about his achievements in the future.