One Day in Vancouver: singer Sadé Awele

The singer-songwriter shares her favourite spots in Vancouver

Photo by Zeustate Media/Carol Gandra
Photo provided, taken by Zeustate Media/Carol Gandra.

The Nigerian-born, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Sadé Awele is a captivating musical talent that merges the worlds of gospel, R&B, jazz, Afro-fusion and Afrobeats into a spellwinding kind of sound.

Since releasing her debut single "Count on Me" in 2018, Awele has continued to garner more and more buzz thanks to a string of critically-acclaimed releases in the years that followed. A nod from Exclaim! as a must-know artist and being awarded Female Artist of the Year by the African Fashion and Arts Movement (AFAM, 2020) have helped to prove that she is a rising star in the Canadian music scene.

Her first EP Time Love Journey saw 200,000 streams, which is no easy feat for an independent act, and folks are now eagerly anticipating her follow-up EP, which is currently in production. While we can expect the new body of work out later this year, Sadé Awele's recently-released single "Intuition" is a dynamic taste of what's to come.

Speaking of taste, the BC-based singer knows a time or two about where to eat too. From an famed pasta spot to one of the best bars to catch live music, Sadé Awele shares her favourite spots for food and drink in Vancouver.


The atmosphere at Jam Cafe is cozy and the staff are always super friendly.

They have a menu with a wide variety of tasty options to choose from, including classic eggs benedict and their famous pulled pork pancakes. The portions are generous, the flavours are on point, and the lattes are definitely worth trying if you're a coffee lover.

Overall, Jam Cafe is a fantastic breakfast spot for anyone looking for delicious food and a welcoming vibe!



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Ask for Luigi has a vibe that immediately puts you at ease. The service here is top-notch too, making for a truly enjoyable lunch.

The menu features delicious Italian-style dishes, like their amazing hand-made pastas, which they are famous for. The ingredients are fresh and the flavours are bold and satisfying.

Whether you're in the mood for a light salad or something more substantial, Ask for Luigi has something for everyone.


Glowbal has a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere that sets the tone for a special night out.

The menu features a diverse selection of dishes, ranging from fresh seafood to perfectly cooked steaks, all expertly prepared using the highest quality ingredients. The wine list is extensive, with plenty of options to choose from, and the service is impeccable too.

All of this makes for a memorable dining experience.



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Guilt & Co. in Gastown is a fantastic spot for drinks. The bar is located in the basement of a historic building, and its low ceilings and exposed brick walls give it a rustic and intimate feel.

The drink menu is impressive, featuring a wide range of craft beers, cocktails, and spirits. In addition to the great drinks, Guilt & Co. also offers live music performances throughout the week, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a drink while listening to some great local talent.

This is a must-visit spot in Gastown for anyone looking for a relaxed night out!

Watch: Sadé Awele - Elevating (Official Music Video)