Zekerijah Đezić

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Zekerijah Đezić
Zekerijah Djezic.jpg
Pictured in 1969
Born(1937-11-14)14 November 1937
Died17 October 2002(2002-10-17) (aged 64)
Resting placeAlifakovac cemetery, Sarajevo
Other namesZekerijah Đezić-Đeza
  • Singer
Years active1960–96
Musical career
  • vocals

Zekerijah Đezić (14 November 1937 – 17 October 2002) was a Bosnian folk singer. In 1964, Đezić became the first citizen of Tuzla to have their voice recorded on a gramophone record with the release of his first song "Tuzlanka se Sarajkama hvali" (The Tuzla Girl Brags to the Sarajevo Girls). [1] He was posthumously awarded the Davorin award in 2003.

Tuzla City in The Federation, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tuzla is the third-largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative center of Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As of 2013, it has a population of 110,979 inhabitants.


Early life

Đezić was born into a Muslim Bosniak family in Janja, near Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His mother Hanifa died in February 1965.

Janja Place in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Bijeljina City in Republika Srpska

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Before striking a record deal with Jugoton, Zekerijah worked as a hotel singer in Tuzla, Bijeljina and Zagreb. He relocated to Sarajevo in 1959, singing in hotels for a few months before moving back to Tuzla in March 1960 and signing with Radio Tuzla.

Jugoton Croatian record label

Jugoton was the largest record label and chain record store in the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia based in Zagreb, Socialist Republic of Croatia.

Zagreb Capital and largest city of Croatia

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He retired on 25 April 1996.


Zekerijah Đezić died on 17 October 2002 after a prolonged illness. He is buried at the Alifakovac cemetery in Sarajevo.


Studio albums

EP's and singles

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