Real Name/Full Name Helen Folasade Adu
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Sade
Birth Place: Ibadan, Nigeria
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 January 1959
Age/How Old: 65 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170.2 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds –123.46 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Adebisi Abu
Mother –Anne Hayes
Siblings: Banji Adu (Brother)
School: Clacton County High School, Colchester Institute
College: Saint Martin’s school of art
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Nigerian
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Boyfriend: Ian Watts
Husband/Spouse Name: Carlos Scola Pliego (1989-1995)
Kids/Children Name: Izaac Theo Adu (son)
Profession: British Singer, songwriter, actress
Net Worth: $80 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Sade Adu is a British singer, songwriter, actress born on 16 January 1959, aged 61 years old. She is known for a blend of music genres of soul, funk, jazz, and Afro-Cuban. She is the lead singer of her band “Eponymous Band”.

Well, how well do you know about Sade? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Sade’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Sade to date.

Biography and Early Life

Helen Folasade Adu was born in Ibadan’s Oyo State, Nigeria to her Nigerian Lecturer in economics, Adebisi Adu, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse. She faced a divorce of her parents at a very early stage of her life, in 4 years. She had a brother named Banji Adu, and they both were taken care of by their mother Anne Hayes. She had a knack for being a drummer, then wanted to be a writer, and then decided to be in art school. She grew up listening to songs of soul legends.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Sade in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Sade’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 16 January 1959. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170.2 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 123.46 lbs in Pound and 56kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


She did her schooling at Clacton County High School and then high schooling at Colchester Institute at the age of 18 then she moved to London for completing her fashion design at Saint’s Martin School of Art.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Sade’s dating life came to be known in 1980 while she was with Robert Elms in a live-in, then she is known to marry Spaniard film director Carlos Pliego in 1989 and the marriage stayed till 1995. She then moved to the Carribean for a short while of time to stay with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan, and she gave birth to her only child on 21 July 1996, named Mackaila Ila Adu.

In later stages of life, Mackaila Ila Adu came out as a transgender man, on the National Coming Out day and later took the name Izaac Theo Adu. He is also known to have publically addressed the support of his mom while he transitioned. She is now known to be with Ian Watts, both having two children, each one from their past relationships.

Is Sade Lesbian?

Sade has been a very reserved type of person, she does not like to share her personal life details in public. Sade Adu is known to have maintained a perfectly straight dating life and has been seeing men only. Sade Adu is known to be straight and not meddling in homosexual relationships.

Professional Career

She was a fashion student, working also as a model, pursuing the studies of art but eventually, she realized she is not into that, and she didn’t love it and eventually switched to trying a band that her friends formed and on the course of doing that she fell in love with the world of music.

She struggled for 2 years hopping from one band to another exploring her nascent side as a singer. She reached her first hiatus within 1985-2000. Then she released her hit studio album “Lover’s Rock” and hit her second hiatus from 2000 to 2010. Sade’s voice has been praised by many famous personalities, and she has been compared to a voice that brings no pain and even as the voice of a true friend.


Sade won several awards like Grammy Awards for best R&B performance by duo or group with vocals (2011,1994) and the best pop vocal album(2002), also for the best new artist (1986) She also won Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the year(1985), American Music Award for Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary (2002), Porin Award for Best International Song (2011) and Porin Award for best international album of classical and Jazz Music (2011).

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sade in 2024

Sade Net Worth
Sade Net Worth

Sade is known to have a net worth of $80 Million as of 2024. She has enticed her audience with her series of highs in her music career and also sometimes taken part in the acting foreground. She has earned herself a living, after a lot of lack of clarity in her prior life, but she gained her clarity she went bang on with the series of her successes and has a wonderfully rich life.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

1) Sade does not believe in selling music just for the sake of it, she only makes records when she feels she has something to say.

2) She had a bad marriage with Carlos Pliego, which has been allegedly known to be one of the decisions behind her depression.

3) When she was born, nobody called her by her English name.

 Sade Adu is not only a music seller, she is much more than that, she feels intimately and minutely about the music she creates and her perceptions regarding music are deep and thought-provoking. She has remained a strong woman with lots of ups and downs and that is why her songs are so relatable and inspiring.

She made her life a living success story after she saw a lot of defeats in her own life and even in herself. She stood back up and rocked the floor. We should all look forward to such beautiful, mind-boggling stories of successes.


  1. I know you are looked
    On as a voice but to me you are a goddess. And whe i hear your voice i am astounded you are an earth force

  2. I was introduce to your music by a man I married John White I am so happy to be a part of your music you are such an inspiration to me you makes me strong and positive in my life. Keep making music and we will listen and take it all in What a blessing to have you in our life. Thank you for all of your Blessing. Annette

  3. Beauty in and out. I listen often to your music. It calms me and brings me joy.
    I do hope to hear more of you!

  4. A mover and a shaker. Her music is timeless. It speaks forward and backward to all generations. It speaks of secretes within oneself and relationships. They are hard truths,, expressed in ways which only SADE can.

    Rock on, Live on

  5. Sade’s life and astonishing accomplishments are unparalleled. I have been avid follower and admirer of Sade and her amazing band. I have been a music fanatic and collector with Sade holding the number one spot on my all time list and in my music collection.. Please tour the USA soon, I will travel to whatever location to see and hear smooth soothing sounds and dynamic voice!

  6. For years I’ve love listening and relaxing to her music. Wish I could share an hour or so with her talking and laughing, learning more about her.
    I believe she is a rarity in the world of music. And she can be

  7. I myself am a musician and have since the first time I ever heard and saw you perform i’ve been captivated by your stage presence, personality and beauty. The world is very lucky to have been able to experience such a fantastic personality. I don’t know where are your interests lie or what your goals may be at the present time, but take it to heart that if you were to tour again you would be overwhelmed with the popularity that you have created all over the world. The world has missed you and will receive you with open arms again… Panama


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