|Birth name||Svetlana Aleksić|
|Also known as||Seka|
23 April 1981 |
Zvornik, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
|Genres||Turbo folk, pop, dance, techno, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, fashion designer, actress|
Svetlana "Seka" Aleksić (Serbian Cyrillic: Светлана "Сека" Алексић, pronounced [sʋɛ̌tlana sɛ̌ːka ǎlɛksitɕ]; born 23 April 1981) is a Serbian pop singer, popular in former Yugoslavia. Born in Bosnia, she moved to Serbia in 1992, during the Bosnian War, and began her musical career singing Ceca's songs in kafanas. After unsuccessful couple of years singing at discoteques in Europe, she had a breakthrough in 2002, after performing at the Ćuprija Music Festival.
Aleksić was born in Zvornik, Yugoslavia (modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina). She was born into an ethnically mixed marriage of Serb father Milorad and Bosniak mother Ibrima. Her father hails from Niš, and currently lives in Loznica. Aleksić has a younger brother named Nedžad.
Her father worked as a machinist and her mother was an employee at the Drina football club. Her parents later divorced when she was seven and she continued living with her mother. When the war in Bosnia broke out in 1992, Seka and her family fled to Serbia and lived in the village of Lipolist.
She started out singing Ceca's songs in kafanas before reaching fame. She moved to Switzerland for two years to boost her career in clubs and discothèques. In the beginning of her career as a diaspora singer, she had difficulty finding gigs around the European Union countries]] because of her mixed Bosnian-Serbian background. After Switzerland she moved to Bijeljina. In October 2002, she had a breaktrhough after having performed at the "Moravski biseri" music festival in Ćuprija.
Aleksić has her own clothing line, called "Šošonka", released at the same time as her third album Dođi i uzmi me (Come and Get Me, 2005). Her second clothing line is called "Queen" after her fourth album, Kraljica (Queen), was released 23 November 2007.
She met her first husband, manager/producer Zoran Kovačević in 2002 at the Ćuprija music festival. Kovačević and Aleksić later divorced. In 2009, she was engaged to Veljko Piljikić, and they were married at the end of 2010.
- Studio albums
- Idealno tvoja (Ideally Yours, 2002)
- Balkan (2003)
- Dođi i uzmi me (Come and Get Me, 2005)
- Kraljica (Queen, 2007)
- Slučajni partneri (Accidental Partners, 2010)
- Lom (Rumpus, 2012)
- Non-album singles
- Tamo gde si ti (There Where You Are, 2010)
- Soba 22 (Room 22, 2011)
- Šampione (Champion, 2013)
- U mraku (In the Dark, 2013)
- Mamurna (Hungover, 2014)
- Brodolom (Shipwreck, 2014)
- Čivas (Chivas, 2014)
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- Mića Srbin, otac Seke Aleksić: Zbog njenog bivšeg dečka godinama nismo pričali!
Milorad, koji se ljudima predstavlja i kao Mića Srbin, živi u Loznici [...] "Živim u Loznici a inače sam Nišlija."
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