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- Azis was also the conspiratory name of Latvian Bolshevik Fricis Roziņš.
Azis (Азис) (born Vasil Troyanov Boyanov (Васил Троянов Боянов) on 7 March 1978) is a Bulgarian Romani chalga (pop-folk) singer known for, among other things, his atypical gender expression and his flamboyant persona.
His discography includes "Celuvai Me" (2003), "Na Golo" (2003), "Kraliat" (2004), "Together" with Desi Slava (2004), and "2005" (2005). Azis has recorded and performed many songs with some of the most popular Bulgarian pop-folk singers like Gloriya, Malina, Sofi Marinova, Toni Storaro, the Serbian singer Marta Savić, and the rap performer Ustata.
He began his political career in 2005 as a member of the Evroroma political party and ran in the general elections campaign in the summer of 2005, but didn't receive enough votes to become a member of Parliament.
In the 2006 TV programme Velikite Balgari (the Bulgarian version of the 2002 Greatest Britons from BBC), Azis was elected as the 21st greatest Bulgarian of all time (and was in fact the second ranking living person on the list, after football player Hristo Stoichkov, who was 12th).
Azis recently appeared on the VIP Brother 2 version of Big Brother Bulgaria alongside Niki Kitaeca. Azis left the house voluntarily after 19 days.