Biography At first glance it would seem that Zakiya Hooker was born into the blues. After all, her father is the late great 4 time Grammy winner Blues Legend John Lee Hooker. Zakiya has pursued life and music on her own terms. In 1991 Zakiya made her first public appearance with her father, John Lee Hooker at the Kaiser Center Theatre in Oakland, California. Since that time Zakiya has gone on to perform on shows with Etta James, Jon Hammond, Taj Mahal, Peter Green, Narada Michael Walden, Charlie Musselwhite and many more from all genres.