World Class Sade Adu @ 60............. Nigeria's Presidential Aide, Garba Shehu Pays Glowing Tribute To Her
She may not be domiciled in Nigeria, but international super star performer, Helen Folasade Adu (Sade Adu) is still a dignified and remains a proudly Nigerian lady, hence last night Garba Shehu , Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Nigerians President last night sent a goodwill message to her at 60 .
Speaking in an exclusive session with WORLD LEADERS, debonair Garba Shehu stated “Sade is a singer who struck a cord around with world in the 1980s with sultry, soul-inspired songs like 'Smooth Operator.', Sweetest Taboo etc, we are proud of her Nigerian roots
“So On her special day @60, we all wish her good luck. I hope these wonderful years ahead will fill up your heart with joy and blessings. Have a fantastic birthday; celebrate the happiness on every day of your life. Happy Birthday” the presidential aide stated
SADE: A Brief profile
Born Helen Folasade Adu on January 16, 1959, in Ibadan, Nigeria, Sade was raised in London. In the early 1980s, she signed with Epic Records and recorded her first album, Diamond Life, in 1984. A huge hit thanks to such singles as 'Smooth Operator,' the album won Sade a Best New Artist Grammy, and her subsequent multi-platinum albums established Sade as a top-selling soul and pop artist.
Musician, singer. Born Helen Folasade Adu on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria. Raised in London by her English mother, Sade developed several interests as a teen, including singing, fashion design and modeling. She sang with a few local bands before signing with Epic Records and recording her first album, Diamond Life, in 1984. A huge hit in her native England, the album also had mass appeal across the pond thanks to such singles as "Smooth Operator." In 1986, she won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Sade's subsequent multi-platinum albums, Promise, Stronger Than Prideand Love Deluxe, established her as a top-selling soul and pop artist. She took a new route with her 2000 album, Lovers Rock, which was released eight years after Love Deluxe and incorporated a more mainstream sound. The record, and particularly the chart-topping single, "By Your Side," helped her win over new audiences. Two years later, the album and ensuing tour inspired her first live recording, Lovers Live. Sade returned to the studio and released her sixth album In February 2010, Soldier of Love.
Sade married Spanish filmmaker Carlos Scola in 1989; the couple divorced three years later. In 1996, she and Jamaican record producer Bobby Morgan had a daughter, Ila Morgan.
Her works on stage and humanitarian grounds have won her several global awards and till today she still enjoys grade A levels all around the world…. LONG LIFE TO SADE
· * Reported by Mike De Cerutti Osagie
F: CERUTTI MEDIA