Ceca, born Svetlana Ražnatović in Prokuplje, Serbia in 1973, is considered one of the most famous Serbian singers of all time. She gained recognition after marrying war criminal Zcarongeljko Razcaronatovi Arkan, the commander of Serbian paramilitary units. Following accusations and legal issues involving crimes of genocide against Bosniaks, crimes against humanity, and grave violations of the Geneva Convention, Ceca served sentences and faced a number of challenges and controversies.
Despite these controversies, Ceca remains adored by many Croatians who believe that music transcends politics and borders. In response to criticism about a planned concert in Maribor in March, Ceca stated that she is unshaken by extreme minority attacks. However, three young people were filmed destroying posters promoting the concert in Lanište and Dubrava, causing controversy among the citizens.
Ceca shared her handling of negative publicity and her plans to avoid Croatia in a recent interview. She also discussed her married life with Arkan and the series of attempts made to assassinate him. Despite these challenges, Ceca continues to be a popular figure among her fans around the world.