The movie that changed Zaki's life? The Wiz
1978 Wizard of Oz retelling left its mark on her imagination
South African-Canadian musician Zaki has been nominated for a Juno, shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and celebrated for her songs which range from R&B to jazz. What does this have to do with The Wiz, the 1978 adaptation of The Wizard of Oz starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross?
In this installment of our segment The X That Changed My Life, Zaki tells us about the impact the movie had on her, why it meant so much — and how many years it took her to find out that the Scarecrow was played by Michael Jackson.