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Radojka Adžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Радојка Аџић; born 21 May 1976), known by her stage name Dara Bubamara (Дара Бубамара), is a popular Serbian-Bosnian pop-folk singer and recording artist.

Dara Bubamara
Born Radojka Adžić
(1976-05-21) 21 May 1976 (age 42)
Novi Sad, Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade, Novi Sad
  • recording artist
Years active 1989–present
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Children 1
Musical career
  • vocals


Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

She grew up in Satelit, a neighborhood of Novi Sad, Serbia.[1] Her mother Milica (1938 – 22 August 2011)[2][3] was a food server in a hospital, and her father Petar[4] was a cab driver.[5] They had moved to Novi Sad from Osinja, Derventa, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina before Radojka was born. Radojka joined the school choir and improved her singing.

At age 11, she began to compete in the various music events. Shortly after that, she was a guest at the concert of Lepa Lukić. With 12 years she represents Vojvodina on "Zmajeve decije igre" in Novi Sad and won first place. Two years later she won the title "most beautiful voice of Yugoslavia".[citation needed]


Bubamara began her career aged 13 on the talent show Pokaži šta znaš in 1989 singing songs by Lepa Brena and Neda Ukraden.[6] She started her professional career in 1993 as a part of Dara Bubamara band, from which she got her stage name. They have released only one studio album titled Košava sa Dunava. In the following year she left the group and started her own solo career as 90s teen idol with dance-folk album Dosada. After she had published her most successful album yet in 2007 - Dodirni me alongside hit song Zidovi Dara was fired from the biggest Serbian record label - Grand Production and was in the situation to potentially ruin her career. However, that was not the case. In 2010 she released her 9th album for small Belgrade situated label KCN, but popular songs like Ciao Amore made her achieve success. During the 2010s Dara changed her style by working with popular hip-hop producer Stefan Đurić Rasta while bringing electronic or even R&B sound to her new tracks (songs like Opasan; Karera and Extravagantno). In April 2018 she held her biggest and most complex concert in Štark Arena, which led to breakup of her friendship with Seka Aleksić, who signed her concert for one week before Daras and reconciliation with Jelena Karleuša, who supported Dara and was a guest on her concert.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

She has a son named Konstantin (born 2 January 2009) with former husband Milan Kesić. The divorce came in 2016 after media scandal in which her private nude photos leaked to the public.


  • Košava sa Dunava (1993)
  • Dosada (1995)
  • Dara Bubamara (1996)
  • Dunav (1997)
  • Dara (1999)
  • Dvojnica (2001)
  • Dara Bubamara (2003)
  • Polje jagoda (2003)
  • Bez milosti (2005)
  • Dodirni me (2007)
  • Sangrija (2010)
  • Dara 2013 (2013)
  • Biografija (2017)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Palim se na brzu vožnju". Press. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dara prekinula nastupe zbog smrti majke". Press. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Preminula majka Dare Bubamare". Svet. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dara Bubamara o majčinoj smrti: Mislila sam da neću izdržati". Svet. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "DARA BUBAMARA - BIOGRAFIJA". Puls. Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ovako je izgledala Radojka Adžić: Prvi nastup Dare Bubamare". Svet. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rat je sve jači, Dara poručila da je Seka ,,mali miš" (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 April 2018. 

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