British singer and actress who is known for being the lead singer of the band The Selecter, the group that released their debut in 1980 called Too Much Pressure.
She went to Coventry Polytechnic and studied biochemistry while training as a radiographer.
She released an autobiography, Black by Design, in 2011.
She was born to an Anglo-Jewish mother and Nigerian father but was adopted by a white couple.
She has collaborated musically with Eric Faulkner in 2001.