British singer

Sade (Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, born 16 January 1959) is a British-Nigerian singer-songwriter who has many hit songs. Among them are No Ordinary Love, The Sweetest Taboo and Paradise, all of them getting high marks on United States music charts.

Sade in 2011

Sade was born in Nigeria to an English mother and Nigerian father. She moved to Essex at age four. In 2002, Adu was awarded an OBE for services to music, and stated her award was "a great gesture to me and all black women in England".[1]


  1. "Actress and singer collect OBEs". BBC News. 17 April 2002. Retrieved 14 June 2012.