Sade(1959-), Singer, songwriter, composer and record producer
Sade (Helen Folasade Adu)
Sitter in 5 portraits
Nigerian-born, Clacton-on-Sea raised singer born Helen Folasade Adu; she epitomised the wine bar chic of the yuppie 80s with her mix of cocktail jazz, soul and chart-friendly pop. Hits included the singles Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator (both 1984) and albums Diamond Life (1984) and Promise. After a seven year career break she returned with a highly successful tour of America and a best selling album Lovers Rock.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.