If there is any musician who still commands respect in the worldwide music industry despite releasing her latest album over six years ago, its Sade Adu. It helps that she is also a very beautiful woman.
Born Helen Folasade Adu to a Nigerian father and British mother on this day 58 years ago, she started performing as part of British band Pride later forming her own band Sade in 1983.
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Since then she has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide to date.
According to Wikipedia, alongside her band mates, they were ranked at number 50 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
In 2002, Adu was awarded an OBE for services to music. In 2010, The Sunday Times named her the most successful solo British female artist in history. In 2012, Sade was listed at number 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music.
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Some of her most memorable songs include No Ordinary Love, Smooth Operator, and By Your Side.
In fact, superstars like Beyoncé to rappers Kanye West and Rick Ross have credited her as having an influence on their music.
Here’s wishing this great Nigerian many more years, from all of us at NAIJ.com/entertainment.