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Ceca: A Serbian Singer Surviving the Scandals of Her Married Life and Music Career


Feb 12, 2024
Arkana Ceca, a criminal turned singer and widow of a war criminal, refused to give up: ‘He protected Serbia…’

Svetlana Ražnatović, also known as Ceca, was born in 1973 in Prokuplje, Serbia and is considered one of the most famous Serbian singers of all time. She gained recognition after marrying war criminal Zcarongeljko Razcaronatovi Arkan, the commander of Serbian paramilitary units. Following accusations and legal issues involving crimes of genocide against Bosniaks, crimes against humanity, and grave violations of the Geneva Convention, Ceca served sentences and faced a number of challenges and controversies.

In a recent interview, she shared her handling of the negative publicity and her plans to avoid Croatia, as well as details of her married life with Arkan and the series of attempts made to assassinate him. Despite facing criticism from some citizens for planning a concert in Maribor in March, Ceca believes that music transcends politics and borders. She is adored by Croats and is unshaken by extreme minority attacks. The incident involving young people destroying posters caused controversy among citizens but did not deter Ceca from pursuing her passion for music.

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