Despite her popularity, few Romanians know the impressive story of the late Ionela Prodan, who passed away five years ago. Anamaria Prodan, the eldest daughter of the popular music singer, made revelations about her life. How he won 2 million euros under communism. Photo
How Ionela Prodan became a singer
The name of the late Ionela Prodan was one of the most representative in the Romanian music industry. The popular music performer passed away on April 14, 2018. Despite his fame, acquired through the prism of his professional activity, few Romanians know his life.
In 2019, Anamaria Prodan launched the book The song of my life, in which she made impressive revelations about her mother’s life. She came from a rich family and was married to the son of one of the richest people in Dăbuleni.
Maria, Ionela Prodan’s mother, started a business together with her life partner that proved to be profitable over time. After 1950, their assets were confiscated. Unpaid taxes caused the mother of the late singer to end up in Caracal prison for a year and a half in 1952.
It did not last long, and Ionela Prodan’s mother remained a widow. He did not agree that his daughter should do music, wanting to learn and escape from hard work. This is how Ionela Prodan entered college in Craiova, where she continued her career. She met professor Harry Brauner, who took her to the Institute of Folklore, to the Steaua spău nome Festival, to TVR and recorded on Radio.
Fortunes of 2 million euros in communism
Even though the mother of the late Ionela Prodan did not agree, the singer eventually transferred, through her teacher, to Bucharest. Here he met the militia major Traian Tănase with whom he had two daughters: Anamaria Prodan and Anca Prodan.
The husband of the late Ionela Prodan left the Militia and changed his professional course, becoming a lawyer, so that his life partner could sing in the United States of America. Unfortunately, after a concert of the singer, her husband passed away due to a stroke.
Ionela Prodan became a widow at the age of 42, but she worked hard for her family. She collected every penny she earned during the communist period to support her daughters, Anamaria and Anca Prodan, to reach higher than she was, according to the revelations made by the football manager.
“She sang until she spit blood and had the strength to collect every penny for us, her family. She single-handedly gave us what no one could ever imagine. Because her dream was for us to become bigger than her.
Thanks to my mother, I got to know the secrets of the piano, the brilliance of singing and diction lessons, or the passion for foreign languages. I didn’t miss anything. Mother lived and lives for us!”, declared Anamaria Prodan, some time ago.
The fortune bequeathed by the late popular music singer Ionela Prodan to her daughters exceeds two million euros, according to public information.