Helen Folasade Adu popularly known as Sade Adu is a British Nigerian singer, song writer and record producer who came to limelight with her soul inspired song ‘Smooth Operator’ and also gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the English band, Sade.
Sade Adu Profile (Key)
Real Name: Helen Folasade Adu
Date Of Birth: January 16, 1959
Place of Birth: Ibadan, Nigeria
Nationality: British, Nigerian
Residence: Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
Parter(s): Carlos Scola Pliego (m. 1989 – 1995), Ian Watts (2007 – Present)
Genres: R&B, Soul
10 Facts About Sade
1. She was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria but raised in London.
2. She recorded her first album, Diamond Life in 1984.
3. She got married to a Spanish film maker, Carlos Scola in 1989 before they later sepearetd.
4. She had a daughter, Ila Morgan with a Jamaican producer, Bobby Morgan.
5. Her father, Adebisi Adu is a Nigerian lecturer in Economics and her mother, Anne Hayes and English district nurse.
6. At age 18 she completed her education at Clacton County High School before she moved to London to study Fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of art.
Awards & Nominations
Sade as fondly called was appointed officer of the order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 for services to music.
She was also promoted to Commnader of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours, also for services to music.
Sade is said to have an estimated net worth of $70 million.
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