Zakiya Hooker

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Biography

Vera Lee Hooker, USA. The daughter of John Lee Hooker Zakiya established her own career as a respected recording artist. She married and divorced at a young age and spent her twenties and thirties raising her three sons in California. Hooker changed her given name in 1987, adopting a name that is Swahili for ‘intelligence’ and Hebrew for ‘pure’ or ‘exonerated’. Her partner (later her husband) Ollan Christopher encouraged her to pursue a singing career, although it... Read more

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