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The Internet has discovered a long lost comedy skit featuring Wanda Sykes and Sade

A resurfaced clip of Sade’s appearance on The Wanda Sykes show is reminding fans of their love for the singer, and offering many a first chance to hear the famously private artist’s speaking voice.

Plus, it’s proof of Sade’s comedy chops, as if there aren’t enough reasons to admire her.

The Nigerian-born British singer has long evaded the limelight, despite being one of the most successful recording artists alive with over 50 million records sold.

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When Sade’s 2010 album Soldier of Love was released — the band’s first album in 10 years — Sade joked about her own elusiveness with Wanda Sykes.

We don’t know why this video resurfaced, but we’re glad it did:

The Sade love came flooding in, and many remarked it was their first time actually hearing her speak:

Since 2010, Sade has only released two songs — “Flower of the Universe” for the soundtrack of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, and “The Big Unknown” as part of the soundtrack for Steve McQueen’s film Widows. Both songs were released in 2018.

And just because we’re already here: