|Sade Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||January 16, 1959|
Sade is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist of the popular band Sade. Her band has won numerous awards and has released various popular singles like Soldier of Love and Lovers Rock. Sade has a huge social media fan base with more than 200k followers on Instagram, more than 200k followers on Twitter, and more than 4 million followers on Facebook.
Helen Folasade Adu
Sade Adu, Sade, The Lady, Shard
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Sade graduated from Clacton County High School, Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, England in 1977. Thereafter, she studied fashion designing at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, England.
- Father – Adebisi Adu (Lecturer in Economics)
- Mother – Anne Hayes (Nurse)
- Siblings – Banji Adu (Older Brother)
Sade is managed by Roger Davies, Roger Davies Management, Encino, California, United States.
- Portrait Records
- Epic Records
- RCA Records
- Sony Music Entertainment
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sade has dated –
- Robert Elms – In the 1980’s, Sade dated the BBC radio presenter and writer Robert Elms. They lived together in Wood Green, North London for some time. Robert recalls Sade as being “very charming and down to earth”.
- Carlos Pliego (1989-1995) – Sade got married to Spanish film director Carlos Pliego in 1989. However, their marriage ended in a divorce after 6 years in 1995.
- Bob Morgan – In the late-1990s, Sade was romantically involved with the Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan. She even moved to the Caribbean island to live with him. They have a daughter together named Mickailia Adu (b. July 21, 1996). Unfortunately, their relationship did not work out leaving Sade to raise Mickailia on her own.
- Ian Watts (2007-Present) – Sade started dating former Royal Marine Ian Watts in 2007. The couple has two children named Jack Watts and Mickailia Adu, each from their previous relationships.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Nigerian ancestry on her father’s side and English ancestry on her mother’s side.
- High forehead
- Beautiful eyes
Best Known For
Her sultry voice as the lead vocalist of the band Sade. The band has won Grammy Awards for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals” for the song “Soldier of Love” in 2011 and for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for the album “Lovers Rock” in 2002.
On July 16, 1984, the band Sade released their first studio album Diamond Life with Epic Records in the United Kingdom. The album has 9 tracks.
In 1986, she made her theatrical film debut as Athene Duncannon in the film Absolute Beginners.
First TV Show
In 1984, she made her first TV show appearance on Top of the Pops.
- Her parents separated when she was 4 years old.
- Sade is actually pronounced as “Shar-day”.
- Before her singing career, Sade worked as a fashion designer of a men’s clothing brand and did some modeling.
- In the early 1980s, Sade performed as a backup singer for the North London Latin funk band Pride.
- Growing up, she listened to artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, and Bill Withers.
- Her signature style is hooped earrings, sleek ponytail with bright red lipstick.
- In 2005, Sade, along with her boyfriend Ian Watts, bought an old stone-built cottage near Stroud with the intention of renovating it.
- Sade was recognized as the most successful female artist of Britain by The Sunday Times in 2010.
- In 2012, she made it to VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Women In Music” at number 30.
- If she could have dinner with any three people (dead or alive), it would be her grandmother, Gandhi, and Shakespeare.
- She loves gardening and horses.
- In 2002, she was given the title of the Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her musical talents. In 2017, her title was upgraded to Commander of the Order of the British Empire as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors in music.
- Visit her official website @ www.sade.com.
- Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube VEVO.
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