Sade (center) in 2010, Debby Wong /

Birth Name: Helen Folasade Adu

Place of Birth: Ibadan, Oyo State, 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

45 Responses

  1. izzybizzy says:

    But Sade has that beautiful exotic look that half black people have.

  2. izzybizzy says:

    A lot of Half Nigerian/Half English people look Asian. Like Emma Thynn. Asians get their oriental eyes from Africans anyway.

  3. neiltennant says:

    she has that ETHIOPIAN look

    black mixed with white

    indeed ethopians are not as black as other africans

    and i don’t mean it offensive
    there are tons of really black women

    • SexyBlack 3434 says:

      That is very offensive to say. Northeast Africans are just as African as other Africans on the continent. They have ancient Middle Eastern ancestry that dates back 10,000 years. Most populations in the WORLD have mixed with surrounding populations either anciently or recently not just Ethiopians. Please educate yourself.

  4. California says:

    She is really pretty. I’ve always thought that she looks mixed with Asian.

    • midori29 says:

      I think a lot of people think she is Asian mixed because when I went to see her in concert in America there was an overwhelming number of Asian people there especially Chinese Japanese type of fans but ironically if you lighten up a lot of Nigerians and straightened their hair they would look Asian too.

      • neiltennant says:


        thats really funny

        you mean the asian people in her concert where fans because they thought she is also half asian ?

        haha then my white sister who is also fan is fan because she thinks that sade is white

  5. Greetings says:

    Sade Adu Says “I’m Nigerian, I Am Always Late”… Is She Right About That

    “Like I said, I’m Nigerian. I’m always late.” Sade

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