The famous Nigerian- born European musician cum actress , Sade Adu has clocked 63 .
The British singer was born on 16 January 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria,
Sade , a native of Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti state is globally recognized as an icon in contemporary music. She is the lead singer of her eponymous band.
Her father ,Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics met his wife (Sade’s mum) Anne Hayes, an English district nurse; in London, they got married in 1955, and moved to Nigeria.
When Sade was four years old, her parents separated. Anne Hayes then returned to England, taking Sade and her elder brother Banji to live with their grandparents near Colchester, Essex. When Sade was 11 years old, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex, to live with her mother. After completing her education at Clacton County High School and Colchester Institute at the age of 18, she moved to London and studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of Art.
Sade who was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, was brought up partly in Essex, England, from the age of four. She studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London and gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early 1980s. After gaining attention as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract with Epic Records in 1983. A year later the band released the album Diamond Life, which became one of the best-selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut by a British female vocalist.