Nigerian-British soul singer, Sade Adu’s song has made the Oscar shortlist. ‘The Big Unknown’ by Sade Adu has been shortlisted for The Oscars 2019 awards under the category of “Best Original Song”.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the song which was her second release in the year 2018 after seven years of silence from the music scene, was recorded for Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’.
Produced by Aaron Taylor Dean, Ben Travers and Sade herself, “The Big Unknown” is a soulful song that gracefully captures the heartfelt intensity of the movie.
NAN reports that in February, Sade recorded ‘Flower of the Universe’ for Ava Dubvernay-directed live-action film, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
A four-time Grammy Award winner, Sade has not attended an award show since 1985 although she won the Grammy for ‘Best New Artist’ in 1986.
Other Oscars shortlisted songs include Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All The Stars’ from Black Panther; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born.
Others include ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ and ‘Trip A Little Light Fantastic’ from the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.