Vace Zela

Vaçe Zela (April 7, 1939 – February 6, 2014) was an Albanian singer.

She began her career at a young age and in 1962 was the first to win the Albanian Song Festival. A 11 time winner of the festival, Vaçe gained fame during the communist era and was awarded the Merited Artist of Albania prize in 1973 and the People’s Artist of Albania prize in 1977. On December 24, 2002 she was awarded the Prize “Honor of the Nation” by the Albanian president Alfred Moisiu. Before her death in 2014, she lived in Switzerland.