Rodoljub Vulović

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Rodoljub Vulović
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Born (1955-05-01) May 1, 1955 (age 67)
Bijeljina, SR Bosnia
  • Singer
  • Author
  • Technical High School Director
Years active1972, 1988–2001, 2017–present
Spouse(s)Jelica Vulović
ChildrenVladimir Vulović

Rodoljub "Roki" Vulović ( born 1 May 1955), also known as Roki, is a Serbs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Serb singer, songwriter, and former director of Mihajlo Pupin Technical School[1][2]

Personal life

Vulović was born in the city of Bijeljina during the night of April 30 to May 1, 1955.[1] Vulović's grandfather comes from Montenegro. His father took part in World War II and was brought to Germany as a prisoner of war in 1941 . After the end of the war he returned home. Vulović's wife Jelica is a philologist and has written several songs with her husband. Vulović has two children, a son and a daughter. He is fluent in French and Italian and has a relatively good knowledge of German, which enables him to have conversations in German.

During his career, Vulović visited several countries in Western Europe. Vulović dreams of visiting Russia one day .

During the 1990s, his applications for entry visas to the United States were denied several times. This was caused by the fact that Vulović was a singer of anti-NATO and anti-Western songs.

Musical Career

Rodoljub began his musical career in 1972, when he published his love songs, "Nemoj da me zaboraviš" (Don't forget me) and "Kristina". His first album, "Paša", was released in 1988. Vulović later performed concerts in many European countries with a large Serbian population

When the center of Bijeljina was decimated during the Bosnian War, Vulović wrote and released his second album, "Semberski Junaci" (Heroes of Semberija), and all profits from the album were donated to wounded soldiers. After the album's success, Vulović enlisted himself into Garda Panteri,[3] which was an elite paramilitary unit of the Bosnian-Serb military, commanded by Ljubiša Savić. His unit's local commander, Pero Čolić, allowed Roki to continue his musical career. Not much later, in 1993, he published his iconic album, Panteri (Panthers). In 1994, he released "Junaci Kozarski" (Heroes of Kozara), later releasing his last war album, "Crni bombarder" (Black Bomber) in 1995. "Crni Bombarder" was followed by "Zbog tebe" (Because of you).

Vulović typically wears his popular aviator glasses in his music videos.

After the Bosnian War, Vulović accepted a job position for director of Mihajlo Pupin Technical School in Bijeljina, later retiring in 2012. As a result of exposure on the internet, Vulović's songs have exploded in popularity in Western countries, particularly the United States, even though there has not been much of a resurgence of popularity in the former Yugoslav states. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pechersky, Anton (December 6, 2015). "Roki Vulovic, renowned singer of Serbia". Senica (in Serbian). {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link) CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "JU Tehnička škola "Mihajlo Pupin" Bijeljina" (Official site of Mihajlo Pupin Technical School) (in Serbian). Archived from the original on September 23, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Gardijska brigada "Panteri"". Srpski Oklop (information and pictures related to Garda Panteri). Archived from the original on September 23, 2020. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  4. "Roki Vulović je zvijezda interneta". Radio Televizija BN. Retrieved 2021-03-03.

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