Nigerian born British singer, songwriter, producer and composer, Sade Adu is 55 today. The ageless beauty was born in Ibadan Nigeria in January 16 1959 to Adebisi Adu and Anne Hayes. Sade, from joining a band in college moved on to become an award winning singer, songwriter and producer.

Her song "Smooth Operator"  brought her to limelight and she has constantly evolved/ reinvented herself while remaining relevant today. She remains the most successful solo female artist in British history; selling over 110 million albums worldwide.

Here is wishing the smooth operator many more years ahead.