DIASPORA—June is “No Borders” month at OkayAfrica. That can mean a lot of things and we’ll get to that, but one thing we wouldn’t want to miss out on is the sheer joy of travel. So, to honor the carefree black traveler we’ll be posting new photo diaries from a wide range of African and diaspora super-travelers of their favorite places and why.
Born in Accra, Ghana, Kofi Yankey now calls New York City—where he’s lived and worked for the past 10 years— home. In his role as a fashion executive, he curates the voice and image of brands he works for. Whether it’s a solo weekend trip to Paris, visiting the Hamptons in the dead of winter or spending the week in Tulum with friends, Kofi is always on the move.
Follow Yankey’s Instagram for more incredible travel pics. Below, Yankey shows us some photos from his recent trips.
Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire
“My annual trip to Palm Springs for Coachella”
Doug Aitkins art installation in Palm Springs, “Mirage”
At the Palais du Louvre, Paris
Tulum, Mexico in April
Relaxing in the Hamptons
“People usually associate the Hamptons with summertime but even in the winter, you can’t deny its charm and the relaxing effect it has on you.”
Besides Ghana, the globetrotter has visited one other African country: South Africa.
“ I was in Cape Town several years ago for my cousins wedding and was blown away by how beautiful it is. I’m looking forward to visiting again!”