25 October 1961
Plav, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
|Residence||Yonkers, New York|
|Occupation||singer, building porter, cab driver|
|Known for||Song Kuća-Pos'o|
Ekrem Jevrić (Cyrillic: Екрем Јеврић, pronounced [ɛ̌krɛm jɛ̌ːʋritɕ]; born 25 October 1961), nicknamed Gospoda, is a popular Montenegrin singer and musician of based in Yonkers, New York. His YouTube video "Kuća pos'o" (House, work) earned him instant popularity across former Yugoslavia, mostly because it was "so bad that it's good". The internet phenomenon was noted by BBC and The Independent.
He was born in Plav, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia. He started smoking at age fourteen and his father refused to buy him cigarettes, so he went to Podgorica alone to earn money. After, he went to work in Slovenia. In 1985, he married his wife Igbala Jevrić. He moved to Canada in 1988, and soon after to the United States. He has four sons: Enis, Verdin, Hajrudin and Berat. His most famous song is "Kuća posô" (Home, work or From home to work), which achieved instant success on YouTube, reaching over 10 million views (2 million in first month). Jevrić recorded his first album, titled Kuća posô in March 2010. He did a photo shoot for Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2011 Collection, positing as an Italian tailor, and he claims that the $1000 fee he received for the campaign but he said that photo shooting has nothing to do with his popularity, he was cast because of his Italian look.
At the end of 2010 Ekrem took part in the popular Serbian reality show "Farma". Despite being seen as a winner, Ekrem ended up third. Participation in this reality show brought him even more fame, because of the show's extreme popularity among the ex-Yugoslav population.
- New York White Pages
- "Pas do pasa, beton do betona" (in Serbian). Vreme. 2010-07-29.
- "YouTube folk singer reunites ex-Yugoslavia". BBC News. 2010-07-17.
- "How the 'Borat of the Balkans' hit the big time". London: The Independent. 2010-07-22.
- Jadadin, Edin. Estrada, n. 18, p. 44
- Zvijezda Kanade i Amerike Ekrem Jevrić: Moja pjesma je pjesma o istini (croatian)
- New hit - Ekrem Jevrić (serbian)
- Bizzare Balkan musician (slovenian)