Yaw Mankatah Asare was born and bred in what is now known as Ghana with Twi as his first language. With an insatiable passion to learn through travel Yaw has sojourned all over West Afrika and some parts of North America. He has worked in the international travel scene for 3 years and has led and trained troops of backpackers in West Afrika before venturing to start AbibiKwantuo (a Black travel Organisation) with a few friends.
He also works in the office of Diaspora Affairs under the Office of the President in Ghana. Mankatah holds an M. Phil, Afrikan Studies from the Institute of Afrikan Studies, University of Ghana, Legon where he used to teach as a Graduate Assistant. Interested in the depth of Twi and Afrikan deep thought, he studied the language and has since shared his knowledge with several schools, institutes and people across the globe.