Ksenija Pajčin

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Ksenija Pajčin
Birth name Ksenija Pajčin
Born (1977-12-03)3 December 1977
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Died 16 March 2010(2010-03-16) (aged 32)
Voždovac, Belgrade, Serbia
Genres Pop, Dance, Pop folk
Occupations singer, model, dancer
Years active 1994–2010
Labels City Records
Associated acts Bane 187, Indira Radić, Danijel Alibabić, MC Stojan

Ksenija Pajčin (Serbian Cyrillic: Ксенија Пајчин) (3 December 1977 – 16 March 2010) was a Serbian singer, dancer and model popular in Serbia and the other former Yugoslav republics. Sometimes referred to as Xenia or Ksenia, she was known for her sometimes sexually appealing image on stage.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Pajčin was born in Belgrade to mother Ljubica and father Miloš. Her family originates from the Bosnian village of Gubin in Livno.[1] She was a cousin of controversial Bosnian Serb singer Baja Mali Knindža, whose birth name was Mirko Pajčin.

Music career[edit]

Pajčin started her career as a go-go dancer in discothèques. She appeared as a backup dancer in the music video for Dragana Mirkovic's song Opojni su zumbuli in 1994. During this time, she worked as an assistant to music mogul Minimaks, who had been the manager of such successful stars as Silvana Armenulić and Lepa Brena.[2] She was offered the opportunity to join a pop duet, Duck, as a female vocal. Marija Mihajlović actually sang for their debut album, while Pajčin only lip synced.

As a dancer, she became famous in Greece, where she performed in numerous night clubs. Pajčin later went on to have a solo music career, and while her vocals were not impressive, she garnered attention for her dancing and outfits. She owned a dance studio in Belgrade and worked as a model. She frequently appeared in tabloids and was known for her outrageous statements. She openly discussed her sex life and plastic surgery.[3]

One of her final musical releases was a duet with her friend Danijel Alibabić. The song entitled "Supica" was released in July 2009. The music video was filmed a few months later and was released on 9 January 2010, two months before Pajčin's death. Alibabić later wrote a song called "Pjesma za Kseniju" (Song For Ksenija) and released it in 2011 as a tribute.[4]

Death and aftermath[edit]

Ksenija and her boyfriend of nearly two years Filip Kapisoda were heavily injured and nearly died in a car accident on 28 January 2010, just 47 days before they died in a murder–suicide.[5] On 16 March 2010, the bodies of the 32-year-old singer and her boyfriend were found in her apartment in the Belgrade neighborhood of Voždovac.[6] Both had gunshot wounds to the head. Police suspected a murder–suicide, with Kapisoda as the shooter. Police were called to the house several nights earlier as the couple were reported by neighbors because Kapisoda had broken into Pajcin's apartment, knocking down the door.

Early investigation reports stated that the dead bodies were discovered by the singer's mother, and that the gun used in the homicide was found next to Kapisoda's body. It is believed that the motive for the murder–suicide was jealousy.[7] Bojana Ranković, the main investigator for the murder of Pajčin, said that she was warned through a text message that Kapisoda would kill her. In addition, the pistol used by Kapisoda was not his own, leading investigators to believe that someone else may have been involved.[8]

Pajčin was buried in a white coffin on 20 March 2010 in the cemetery Novo groblje in Belgrade, the day after Filip's funeral (which was attended by their mutual friend, singer Goga Sekulić.)[9] Her funeral was attended by Goca Tržan, Mira Škorić, Romana Panić, Ana Nikolić, Neda Ukraden, Bora Drljača, Indira Radić, Danijel Alibabić, Darko Kostić, Vanesa Šokčić, Saša Dragić, Marina Tucaković, and Nada Topčagić, among others.[10]

Her grave has been desecrated three times since the burial. The first time was in April 2012 and again in November that same year by an unknown person.[11] The picture on her tombstone was broken, evidently by a hammer.[12] The grave was vandalized a third time in February 2013, when an unknown person again broke the picture on her headstone, scattered the flowers that had been placed at her grave and broke the candle holders next to her grave.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Duck & Xenia Pajcin: Ljubavni napitak (1996)
  1. Ja i ti
  2. Ja imam
  3. Ljubavni napitak
  4. Na plaži
  5. Poljubi me
  6. Razmišljanja
  7. Ritam grada
  8. Ubrzanje
  9. Voli me
Too Hot to Handle (1997)
  1. Nova žena
  2. Prošlo je
  3. Sad si samo moj
  4. Ribar
  5. Sviđa mi se on
  6. Čuvam ti leđa
  7. Sexualnost
  8. Osmeh
  9. Prošlo je rmx
  10. Sexuality
Extreme (2001)
  1. Xenija je tu
  2. Gotovo je
  3. Lezi
  4. Mene ne zanima to
  5. Idemo u grad
  6. Sestro
  7. Život prolazi bez tebe
  8. Ko još može
  9. Tebe hoću da čuvam
  10. Ne voliš me kao pre
  11. Korak po korak
Sigurna (2004)
  1. Neven
  2. Magije
  3. Škorpija (featuring Bane 187)
  4. Najbolje za oboje
  5. Slatko i gorko
  6. Zid
  7. Super nova
  8. Možda se ne probudim
  9. Sigurna
  10. Ko još može (remix)
  11. Divan dan
  12. Sviđa mi se on
  13. Nova žena
  14. Sexualnost
  15. Korak po korak
The Best Of Xenia (2006)
  1. Dečko mi je umoran
  2. Nino
  3. Magije
  4. Neven
  5. Škorpija (featuring Bane 187)
  6. Ko još može (remix)
  7. Mene ne zanima to
  8. Divan dan
  9. Sviđa mi se on
  10. Nova žena
  11. Xenija je tu
  12. Možda se ne probudim
  13. Why Did You Tell Me That You Love Me?[14]

Non-album singles[edit]

  1. Veštica (2007)
  2. Pica (2008)
  3. Hajde sestro (2008) duet with Indira Radić
  4. Brka (2009)
  5. Farsa (2009)
  6. Supica (2009) duet with Danijel Alibabić
  7. Požuri (2009) duet with MC Stojan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ksenija Pajčin MySpace page". MySpace. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ksenija Pajčin i Minimaks slika". static. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ksenija i Kapisoda pronadeni mrtvi". vesti-online. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Danijel Alibabic – Pjesma za Kseniju". YouTube. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ksenija Pajčin i Filip Kapisoda povređeni u udesu". blic. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Serbian Celebrity Ksenija Pajcin and Boyfriend Found Dead". balkaninsight. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ljubomorni Filip ubio Kseniju, pa sebe". blic. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pajčinova i Kapisoda nađeni mrtvi". b92. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sahranjen ubojica Ksenije Pajčin". dnevnik. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  10. ^ ""Bolero" i bele ruže za Ksenijin kraj". blic. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Oskrnavljen grob Ksenije Pajčin". pulsonline. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "SKANDALOZNO: Po drugi put oskrnavljen Ksenijin grob!". pulsonline. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Opet oskrnavljen grob Ksenije Pajčin!". alo. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Ksenija Pajčin - Diskografija". svetplus. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

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