Sade Soldier of Love

Sade Soldier Of Love
169,99 ZAR each


Helen Folasade Adu  was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.[4] Her middle name, Folasade, means honour confers your crown.[5] Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.[4] Later, when the marriage ran into difficulties, Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old[6] Sade and her older brother Banji to live with her parents.[4] Later on Sade and her brother lived with their grandparents just outside Colchester, Essex. When Sade was 11, she moved toHolland-on-Sea, Essex to live with her mother,[7] and after completing school at 18 she moved to London and studied at Saint Martin's School of Art.[6][4]

While in college, she joined a soul band, Pride, in which she sang backing vocals.[4] Her solo performances of the song "Smooth Operator" attracted the attention of record companies and in 1983, she signed a solo deal with Epic Records taking three members of the band, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Denman, with her.[4] Sade and her band produced the first of a string of hit albums. Their debut album Diamond Life appeared in 1984. She is the most successful solo female artist in British history, having sold over 110 million albums worldwide.[4]

In 2002, she appeared on the Red Hot Organization's Red Hot and Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of fellow Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. She recorded a remix of her hit single, "By Your Side", for the album and was billed as a co-producer.She squatted in Tottenham in the 1980s, with her then-boyfriend Robert Elms.[8] In 1989, she married Spanish film director Carlos Pliego. Their marriage ended in 1995.[4] She gave birth to a daughter, Ila Adu (who studied at Wycliffe College in Gloucestershire), in 1995 after a relationship with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan. (She moved briefly to the Caribbean to live with him in the late 1990s, but they later separated and she returned to England.[9]) In 2002, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to popular music.[10] She lives in the English countryside and, prior to the release of Soldier of Love in 2010, the Daily Mail described her as "famously reclusive".[11]