Sade Adu Biography
Helen Folasade Adu, known popularly and professionally as Sade Adu, was born in Ibadan,Nigeria on January 16,1959 but was brought up in England mostly in Essex. She is currently 63 years old.
Her father is Nigerian and her mother, English.
She has an older brother.
She went to England with her mother after her parents got separated when she was four years old.
Sade was knighted as an officer of the order of the British Empire(OBE) in 2002 and then later in 2017 as Commander of the same order for her impact.
She was married to film director, Carlos Pliego but got divorced and then had their child, Izaak Theo Adu.
She is currently in a relationship with former marine Ian Watts and has been so since 2007.
Sade Adu Career
Helen Folasade Adu is a popular award winning Nigerian British singer, songwriter and actress well known as the lead singer of a band formed with Paul Cook and Paul Denman. She first majored in fashion and then started her music career as a backup singer for British band pride.
Her debut album, Diamond life, peaked at number two on the UK album chart in the 80’s.
She went on to release hit albums which peaked in the top ten of the UK Billboard chart.
She began her acting career in the Absolute Beginners film in the 1950’s.
She won Grammy’s Best New Artist award in 1986 and became the first Nigerian and African to do so.
Sade Adu Net Worth
Helen Folasade Adu has an estimated net worth of approximately $70 million.