Mide Martins, an award-winning Nigerian actress, has left an indelible mark in the Yoruba film industry. She has been idolized by her fans, having achieved a decades-long career embellished with several accolades and a long-standing marriage in Nollywood. Although Mide Martins broke her fans’ hearts when they discovered her separation from her husband, Afeez Abiodun, in the mid-2010, she has made them proud by fighting for her marriage. Now, she has achieved one of the long-standing marriages in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Despite the couple having successful careers in entertainment, they have worked hard to remain together by devoting enough time to their family. They have worked together on several projects over the years, and their team spirit has garnered huge admiration from many people. Little wonder both are ranked among the most influential actors in the Yoruba film industry.
Mide Martins And Afeez Owo Have Been Together For Over Two Decades
Mide Martins’ husband, Afeez, revealed in an interview in 2018 that he has known his better half for 25 years, and the two have been married for 17 years. Going by the statement, it is assumed that the lovely couple tied the knot in 2001, though some reports stated that the two got married after Mide’s mother, Funmi Martins, passed on in 2002. Mide Martins and her husband haven’t really revealed the year they got married to the public; as such, there have been discrepancies in the information.
The couple has been enjoying a long-term marital relationship that has lasted more than two decades. With Afeez Owo working as the manager of Mide’s mother, who was a veteran Nollywood actress, the pair became quite close before going on a romantic adventure. They started dating shortly after Afeez Owo’s ex-girlfriend cheated on him, and Mide Martins was among the people that pleaded on her behalf, but Afeez refused to take his ex-girlfriend back. Even though their marriage has had challenges like every other marriage, the beautiful couple has made relentless efforts to make it work.
The Couple Briefly Separated But Reconciled Shortly in 2016
After being together for over a decade, Mide Martins and her husband made the news in April 2016 when the buzz about them having a marital crisis circulated in the media. The two were suspected of having issues after Afeez Owo celebrated his wife on her birthday, 12 April. The next day, being his own birthday, Mide Martins didn’t post anything about the movie producer. With many criticizing and condemning the actress for behaving in such a manner, she opened up about what was going on in her marriage at the time in an Instagram post on April 16th, 2016.
She stated that her husband abandoned her and her children for more than three months and had moved into a new apartment. Even though it was rumored that Mide Martins’ extramarital affairs caused the strain on the marriage, she stated in the Instagram post that her husband packed out of their matrimonial home due to a minor argument they had regarding the well being of their children. Also, she cited that they normally quarrel as couples do but often resolve the issue amicably and that none of them was perfect.
Mide Martins further stated that her husband celebrated her birthday to confuse the public and not let them sense about their marital crisis. Thankfully, the actress and Afeez Owo reunited a few weeks later. The Yoruba movie star took to her Instagram handle to announce their reunion on April 22nd, 2016. Some years later, her husband disclosed that his wife still regrets her actions during the breakup, as her friends badly advised her. The cute couple currently enjoys marital bliss and has been waxing stronger since their brief separation.
Why Her Marriage To The Film Director Has Received Serious Criticism
Mide Martins is one of the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood. As a result, when her marriage to Afeez Owo went public, she was heavily criticized for opting to marry the film director, who was considered not so good-looking compared to his wife. It was even rumored that Afeez used charm to seduce Mide to marry him. However, the brand ambassador has defended her spousal choice in a recent interview by stating that she chose to marry Afeez because of his qualities.
Mide Martins agreed to marry him not because he was rich then or good-looking but because he is caring, faithful, and easygoing. According to her, when Afeez initially asked her out on a date, she turned down his request because she took him to be his brother and didn’t think they could become romantic partners. Afeez Owo stuck by her side when she lost her mum in 2002 and even helped her complete some works she couldn’t have completed alone.
After seeing all his good qualities, Mide Martins realized she would be a fool not to give Afeez a chance in her life. The two eventually started dating and then moved on to seal their love with a nuptial bond. She further pointed out that money and good looks don’t guarantee happiness but being with someone reliable does.
Mide Martins’ Husband is Well-known in The Yoruba Film Industry
Like his wife, Mide Martins’ husband, Afeez Owo, is a star in the Yoruba film industry. He was born Afeez Abiodun in Iseyin, Oyo State, Nigeria on April 12th, 1974. He attended St. Paul’s Primary School situated in Idiroko, Ogun State, and Faramola Secondary School in Oyo State. Although he is said not to have received higher education, the talented director gained media attention for working as Funmi Martins’ manager before he ventured into acting and film directing in the early 2000s.
Afeez Abiodun is known for starring in several Yoruba movies, including Aduro Toluwa (2001), Yonu Simi (2003), Eje Tutu (2005), Oba Bí Olorun (2006), Gbenre Meje (2006), Ife Owo (2008), Eekan Soso (2009), Ayekaye (2012), Awodi Oke (2017), and Ajifowope (2021).
He has also directed films like Abawaye (2015), Modi Yiwonlata (2016), Ajoke Apesin (2016), Inu Igbo Dudu (2016), Omotoni (2017), Ayaworan (2017), Ladi Lado (2018), Promise (2019), Miriam (2019), and Power (2020). He is considered one of the most talented directors in the film industry.
Who is Worth More Between Mide and Afeez?
With Mide Martins and her husband doing quite well in their chosen career fields, many have wondered who is more successful between the two. The actress has worked as a brand ambassador for Shaddash collections and Osedudu Special Skincare. Hence, she is reportedly worth $1 million – $5 million whereas, Afeez Owo is worth $750,000. Afeez has mostly made his wealth through his endeavors as an actor, director, and producer.
His production credits include Asan Ni (2020) and Premium Babes 1 & 2 (2021). On the other hand, Martins started her career in 2001 and has gone on to accrue over sixty acting credits to her name. Throughout her career, she has mostly worked alongside her husband. Between 2020 and 2021, she has featured in more than 15 movies. They include Power, Crack, Iwalade, Kiriola, Ifemi, Sababi Igbeyawo, Enu Mi, Ajifowope, Maturity, Iran Olowo, Right Time, and Suru Lesan. She starred alongside her husband and Mercy Aigbe in Igi Nla (2020) and co-starred with Jaiye Kuti in Eruku Bila (2020).
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