Ivana Banfić

Ivana Banfić (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋana bâːnfitɕ]); born 16 November 1969) is a Croatian dancer and pop singer. She became famous under the stage name I BEE in the 1990s during the period of popularity of dance music in Croatia.[1]

Ivana Banfić
Also known asI BEE
Born (1969-11-16) 16 November 1969 (age 50)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Occupation(s)Dancer, singer
Years active1991–present
LabelsHayat Production

Banfić was born in Zagreb. She released her first album in 1991.[2] Her numbers were remembered for sexually provocative lyrics and elaborate choreography. Her well-known hit was "Šumica", a song about nude swimming.

She also took part in a hugely successful duet with Bosnian vocalist Dino Merlin called "Godinama" in 2000, a song which achieved popularity throughout the former Yugoslavia. The song won a Porin Award for Hit of the Year in 2001.[3]


  1. ^ "Ivana Banfić opet je I Bee i vraća se na klupsku scenu". Večernji list (in Croatian). 9 October 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Ivana Banfić I Bee". discogs. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Ivana Banfić: Nemam tremu, pjevanje je kao vožnja bicikla". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 18 March 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tifa & Makadam
Sunčane Skale winner
Succeeded by
Tijana Dapčević


  • "Vozy Me Polako" (Suzy), 1991)
  • "Žena Devedesetih" (Menart, 1999)
  • "Ona Zna" (Menart, 2001)
  • "Glamour" (Menart, 2003)
  • "Vjerujem" (Dallas Records, 2006)