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Helen Folasade Adu (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú [fɔ̄láʃādé ādú]; born 16 January 1959), known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade ( SHAH-day), is a Nigerian-born British singer, known as the lead vocalist of her band Sade. One of the most successful British female artists in history, she is often recognised as an influence on contemporary music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sade has received more than 428,176 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Sade is the 252nd most popular singer (up from 265th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Nigeria (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 430k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Sade ranks 252 out of 4,381Before her are Bessie Smith, Lepa Brena, Sam Cooke, F. R. David, Debbie Harry, and Shane MacGowan. After her are Giuseppina Strepponi, Zdravko Čolić, Victoria Beckham, Marian Gold, Lil Wayne, and Barbara.

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Among people born in 1959, Sade ranks 42Before her are Kelly Lynch, Vahagn Khachaturyan, Michel Preud'homme, Florence Griffith Joyner, Sarah, Duchess of York, and Li Qiang. After her are Rigoberta Menchú, Gerhard Berger, Kyle MacLachlan, Moza bint Nasser, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Anne Hidalgo.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Sade ranks 6 out of 309Before her are Muhammadu Buhari (1942), Wole Soyinka (1934), Dr. Alban (1957), Chinua Achebe (1930), and Hugo Weaving (1960). After her are Fela Kuti (1938), Usman dan Fodio (1754), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Bola Tinubu (1952), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), and Hakeem Olajuwon (1963).

Among SINGERS In Nigeria

Among singers born in Nigeria, Sade ranks 1After her are Nneka (1980), Rema (2000), Wizkid (1990), Burna Boy (1991), and Yemi Alade (1989).