Sade Adu

Singer-songwriter, Composer

1959 –

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Who is Sade Adu?

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, better known as Sade, is a Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award-winning English group Sade. In 2002, she received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to "all black women in England". In 2012, Sade was listed at number 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music. Sade has a contralto vocal range.

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Born
Jan 16, 1959
Ibadan
Also known as
  • Helen Folasade Adu
Parents
Nationality
  • England
  • Nigeria
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Lived in
  • London
  • Clacton-on-Sea

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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