Get to know these popular black couples who have doubled down as musicians

September 07, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment

Elikem M. Aflakpui

Elikem M. Aflakpui

September 07, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Entertainment

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Womack & Womack

Womack & Womack
Womack & Womack was the singing and songwriting partnership of American musicians Linda Womack and her husband, Cecil Womack. The duo was successful as songwriters for other artists and had several international hits as a singing duo in the 1980s and 1990s. Cecil and Linda began performing and recording together as Womack & Womack in 1983.

After travelling to Nigeria, the couple discovered ancestral ties to the Zekkariyas tribe and adopted African names. At the time, they were recording for Warner Bros. Records. They released what was to be their last album of new material under the name of Womack & Womack, Transformation To The House Of Zekkariyas.

The Womacks, now using their adopted African name Zekkariyas, began recording as a family. Zek (Cecil) and Zeriiya (Linda), along with their children Zeumoja, Zeniya, Zeimani, and Zeapree, Lil Squal, and long-time backing group Sly, Slick & Wicked released Sub Conscience aka Subconscience as ZEK in 2001 on their own Z Life Grooves label. ZEK is short for Zekkariyas Enlightenment Kingdom.

Cecil Womack died February 1, 2013, at the age of 65 in South Africa.

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