Sade (center) in 2010, Debby Wong /

Birth Name: Helen Folasade Adu

Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo State, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria (now Nigeria)

Date of Birth: 16 January, 1959

*Yoruba Nigerian (father)
*English (mother)

Sade is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, and arranger. She was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Her father, Adebisi Adu, is a Yoruba Nigerian. Her mother, Anne Hayes, is English and white. Sade lived in Nigeria until she was four years old, then moving to Essex, England.

Sade has a son with her former partner, Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan.



Curious about ethnicity

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  1. LizzieLana says:

    Birth place during that time: Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria

  2. Mixed Kidd says:

    I’ve always thought she was triracial (African, White and Asian) but then again, mixed people can look like any race in the world

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