Popular singer, Sade Adu recently clocked 61 and her transgender son, Izaak Theo has jumped on social media to mark her birthday with a touching message.
The young man simply flaunted a picture of them posing together during a lunch date alongside these words, “You know how much I love you.”
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Helen Folasade Adu CBE, born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade is a Nigerian-British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band.
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, but brought up in Essex, England, Sade gained modest recognition as a fashion designer and part-time model, prior to joining the band Pride in the early 1980s. After gaining attention as a performer, she formed the band Sade, and secured a recording contract with Epic Records in 1983. The band then released the album Diamond Life a year later, which became one of the best-selling albums of the era, and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. It also gained widespread critical acclaim and is included in the reference book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In July 1985, Sade was among the performers at the Live Aid charity concert at Wembley Stadium. In late 1985, they released Promise, which was also a resounding critical and commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and becoming the band’s first album to debut atop the Billboard 200. It later earned quadruple platinum certification in the U.S., and reached platinum across Europe. It also earned the group the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1986. Their following two releases, 1988’s Stronger Than Pride and 1992’s Love Deluxe, were also critically and commercially successful; however, the band would go on hiatus after the birth of Sade’s child, while the singer experienced widespread media coverage during the period for unsubstantiated claims of mental health and addiction issues.
Sade squatted in Tottenham, North London, in the 1980s, with her then-boyfriend writer Robert Elms. In 1989, she married film director Carlos Pliego. Their marriage ended in 1995. Sade moved briefly to the Caribbean to live with Jamaican music producer Bob Morgan in the late 1990s, but they later separated. During her relationship with Morgan, Sade gave birth to a daughter, Mickailia “Ila” Adu, on 21 July 1996. Sade has been in a relationship with a former Royal Marine since 2007, and from this relationship she has a stepson. In 2016 on National Coming Out Day, Mickailia, now known as Izaak, came out as transgender. In September 2019, Izaak posted a heartfelt message online, thanking his legendary mum for her support through his transition.
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