The 'smooth operator' singer who is a bearer of the prestigious award, Order of the British Empire adds another year.
Helen Folashade Adu is a year older today January 16, 2015 as she turns 56.
The Grammy award winning musician is from Nigerian and British descent but was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She was the lead singer of a band called Sade.
She has released hit tracks Taboo, Smooth Operator, King Sorrow, Soldier of love. In 2002, she was awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for her services to music.
Sade who has 6 studio albums was once married to a Spanish movie director in 1989 but the marriage ended in 1995. She has a daughter called Ila for Jamaican producer Bob Morgan.
Happy birthday to Nigeria's very own talented musician.