Sade Adu Biography, Education, Musical Career, Controversies, And Net Worth

Sade Adu biography

Sade Adu is a Nigerian and British singer known for her amazing blend of soul music, jazz, and Afro-Cuban beats. Sade Adu was popular in the 1980s and early ’90s with her genre of music, she has a lot of music to her and she was born on January 16, 1959, in Ibadan, Nigeria to Mr. Adebisi Abu and Anne Hayes.

1. Sade Adu Profile
2. Educational Background
3. Career
4. Controversies
5. Sade Adu Social Media Handles
6. Personal Life
7. Sade Adu Net Worth

Sade Adu Profile

NameSade Adu
Real NameHelen Folasade Adu
Date of Birth16 January 1959
Age64 years
State of OriginEkiti State
Nationality Nigerian
Religion Christian
Marital Status Divorced
Occupation Musician
Net Worth $70 Million

Educational Background

Sade Adu's educational background

Sade Adu moved to Holland when she was 11 years, she went to Essex, to live with her mother. After completing her education at Clacton County High School and Colchester Institute at the age of 18, Sade Adu moved to London, where she studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s Art School.


Sade Adu career

Sade Adu left her Modeling career after her Fashion course, Sade began backup singing with the British band Pride. During this time, she formed a songwriting partnership with Pride’s band guitarist Stuart Matthewman; together, backed by Pride’s rhythm section, they began doing their own sets at Pride gigs.

In 1985, the band released their second album, Promise, which peaked at number one in both the UK and the US and became the band’s first album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200. Sade Adu’s album topped the chart in 1986 and spent two weeks in that position. 

Sade Adu’s other subsequent album reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart, number three on the US Billboard 200, and has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The band’s sixth studio album, Soldier of Love, was released worldwide on 8 February 2010 and was their first album in ten years to contain new material.

Sade’s album debuted top of the Billboard 200 in the United States with first-week sales of 502,000 copies. In March 2018, Sade released the auditory ballad “Flower of the Universe” for the soundtrack to the Disney film A Wrinkle In Time. 

They were the first to record their seventh album at the rebuilt Miraval Studios, where they previously recorded Promise and Stronger. She is a role model to singers like Beyonce and late singer Aaliyah, and many more artists. Sade Adu is also the recipient of many Awards and some of her songs are:

  1. Your Love Is King
  2. Hang On To Your Love
  3. Smooth Operator
  4. Jezebel
  5. The Sweetest Taboo
  6. Is It A Crime
  7. Never As Good As The First Time
  8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
  9. Paradise
  10. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  11. No Ordinary Love
  12. Like A Tattoo
  13. Kiss Of Life14.
  14. Please Send Me Someone To Love
  15. Cherish The Day
  16. PearlsYour Side

And many more amazing tracks.


Sade Adu controversies

Sade Adu’s only daughter Mickailia Izaak Adu transgendered from a female to a male in 2016 and he is presently married. Izaak Adu also shared a sweet post thanking his mother for her support following his gender transition and Sade Adu is fully in support.

Sade Adu Social Media Handles

Instagram: @sade

Twitter: @sadeofficial

Personal Life

Sade Adu's personal life

Sade Adu was born to Mr. Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer of Economics who is from Ekiti State, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse. Her parent met in London, married in 1955, and moved to Nigeria, when Sade was four years old, her parents separated.

Sade Adu was born on January 16, 1959, in Ibadan, Nigeria and when she was of age she stayed with her boyfriend Robert Elms in Tottenham in the 1980s but later broke up. In 1989, she married Spanish film director Carlos Pliego and their marriage ended in 1995.

Sade moved to the Caribbean to live with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan in the late 1990s and gave birth on 21 July 1996 to her first child. Sade and Morgan later separated, and she has been in a relationship with Ian Watts, a former Royal Marine, since 2007 and from this relationship, she has a stepson.

In 2016, on National Coming Out Day, Sade’s child, Izaak Theo Adu, came out as a transgender man. Sade Adu moved to Gloucestershire in 2015, where she bought an old cottage to renovate. Sade Adu rarely grants interviews.

Sade Adu Net Worth

Sade Adu Net Worth

Sade Adu estimated net worth is around $70 Million.

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