Zana was formed in 1980 in Belgrade, Serbia by Zoran "Kikamac" Živanović (keyboards) and Radovan Jovićević (guitar). The band was named after its first and most popular lead vocalist, Zana Nimani. The band released several singles before their first album "Loše vesti uz rege za pivsku flašu" was released for the Yugoslav major label Jugoton in 1981. During this short and less known initial period, Zana was a New Wave band and part of the Yugoslav New Wave music scene. They were featured on the compilations "Svi marš na ples!" and "Vrući dani i vrele noći"