Nedžad Salković, born on 06 January 1941 in Tuzla, is one of the best-known Yugoslav and Bosnian-Herzegovinian Sevdalinka interpreters. The singing, especially Sevdalinka, has been his constant companion since his early youth, or as he usually says, “This is my good friend”.
According to many, he is one of the best interpreters of the musical philosophy of Bosnian Sevdalinka.
Because of his elegant and distinguished stage and TV appearances, he was often called the Prince of the Bosnian Sevdalinka by his colleagues.
At the age of 18, he appeared for the first time on Radio Tuzla on 1 April 1958 and introduced himself with the traditional Sevdalinka “Omer-beže”. From then on his rise to the top of the local music scene began, where he still is today.
He recorded over 60 albums, released on all types of media and appeared in numerous television programmes.
He has won more than 30 festival awards and has received several silver, platinum and diamond records for his musical success.
The following should be emphasised above all others:
- Yugoslavia Music Award 1986
- Bosnia-Herzegovina Music Prize
He is also the winner of a large number of social certificates, among others:
- The October plaque of the city of Tuzla (1982. and 1999)
- The Order of Fraternity and Unity with Golden Wreath (1987)