If there’s one thing I know, it is that I love Sade Adu. I absolutely love her. My love for her has never ever waned and never ever will. There is a certain mystic about Sade that is truly extraordinary.
If there was one word I could use to describe Sade, it would be MAGNETIC.
The Nigerian-born singer-songwriter and former model born Helen Folasade Adu is the epitome of grace, poise, and elegance in every sense of the word. I am totally mesmerized by this woman and this here is an ode to Sade. In this post I list a few of the things that make me love her so, and please comment below if you know anything about Sade, and if you do, I would like to know how you feel about this gorgeous queen. Do you love her a little, a lot, passionately or not at all? Let me know where you stand…
So now let’s get to some of the things I love about Sade Adu.
I love her style.
I love how she always favours sleek, minimalist, retro silhouettes.
I love her freckles.
I love how she has forgone dramatic makeup looks and stayed true to her trademark strong brow, classic cat-eye and red lip.
I love how extraordinarily sensual she is without being overtly sexual.
I love how incredibly self-aware and introspective she is both lyrically and in her personal life.
I love how elusive and mysterious she is, living her life away from the public eye, which is even more precious in this age of hyper exposure.
I love how she has always been so evocative, consistent, and authentic as a person and a musician.
And her music, oh how I love her music!
I love how she has always stayed true to her sound and style.
I love how she doesn’t feel the need to push out new music every so often just for the sake of it.
I love how impeccably smooth and unconventional her voice is.
I love how the essence of her music taps into my melancholy.
I love how her music has so much body and soul, conveying great passion and resolve.
Not counting live albums, Sade has only 73 songs spanning her 4-decade career, and it was quite a struggle coming up with a list of my top 5 Sade songs … but here we go:
- The Sweetest Taboo [My go-to karaoke tune]
- In Another Time
- King of Sorrow
- Cherish The Day
*BONUS: Immigrant and Somebody Already Broke My Heart
Sade’s sensuality is so effortless and ineffable. She is the quintessence of class and quality.
When I grow up I don’t want to be like Sade; I want to be Sade!
The love I have for Sade is simply No Ordinary Love