Adrian Minune – The (ex) Emperor of Romania

Sadly, it’s increasingly rare to see Adi de Vito on Romanian TV these days but at one time he was the universally acclaimed Emperor of Romania. His real name on his passport is Adrian Simionescu, which is a fine and earthy name, but being the showbiz whiz he is (and what a showbiz whiz he…

Nicolae Guta, (Ex) King of all Romanians!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, time to learn about Nicolae Guţă (NEEK-OH-LIE GOOTSA), the man who was King of All Romanians before I came along. To understand Romania, you must understand who this man is and the kind of music he sings, known as manele. If you walk up to any normal Romanian and say “hey…