Cheerio, Mates! Our Favorite Black Brits

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  • Naomie Harris
  • Slick Rick
  • Sade
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Thandie Newton
  • Estelle
  • Melanie Brown
  • David Oyelowo
  • Steve McQueen
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Craig David
  • Seal
  • Mo Farah
  • Tiffany Porter
  • Phillips Idowu
  • Daley Thompson
  • Idris Elba
  • Sidney Poitier
  • John Boyega
  • Naomi Campbell

Sade

This Nigerian-born singer, who was raised in Britain, received the Order of the British Empire, the highest civilian honor in the country, by Prince Charles for her services to music. She dedicated her award to "all Black women in England."

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