Pauline Black (born Belinda Magnus, 23 October 1953 in Romford) is a British singer, actress and author most notable as the lead singer of The Selecter. Black was born to an Anglo-Jewish teenage mother and Nigerian father. She was adopted by a white middle-aged couple and given the name Pauline Vickers. Her father, Gordon Adenle, had come to London from Nigeria to study engineering and was a Yoruba prince. Black was unaware of her Jewish heritage until the age of 42 when she traced her birth mother.
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