Mide Martins Biography (Early Life, Family, Career)




Mide Martins biography
Mide Martins is popular nollyhood award winning Nigeria actress, entrepreneur philantropist and movie producer, known for Omo oku òrun (2004).

Background information

Full Name: Mide Abiodun Funmi Martins

Born: 12 April 1979

Birth place: Ibadan, Oyo state

Nationality: Nigerian

Famous as: Actress, movie producer, entrepreneur

Years active: 2002 – present

Education: Olabisi Onabanjo University

Parents: Funmi Martins

Spouse: Afeez Owo Abiodun

Children: Anuoluwapo Abiodun, Omotola Abiodun

Awards: City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

Nominations: City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

Instagram: @mydemartins

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Early childhood and educational career

Mide Martins, the daughter of the popular movie actress Funmi Martins, was born on April 12, 1979.

Mide Martins attended Community Grammar School, Ibadan for her elementary education. She furthered in Providence Heights Secondary School, Fagba, Lagos.


She later obtained a diploma in International Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.


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Acting career

Funmi Martin was a prominent actress prior to her death on 6th of May, 2002 who died of Cardiac Arrest.

Shortly after her mother’s death, Mide Martins appeared in the entertainment industry. Initially, Mide had no interest in acting as a profession, but this she did to retain her mother’s memory.

Within a couple of years in the entertainment sphere as an actress, Mide fell in love with the art, only to confess she would have missed so great a mark of excellence if she had pursued something else.

And for 15 years now, Mide Martins has become a name to reckon with in the Nigerian movie industry.

She is known for playing roles of a housewife in most of her movies. Sometimes jealously, erratic attitude, and strife is depicted in her roles. Amazingly, in one of her movies, she acted the role of an insane woman.


List of movies by Mide Martins

Eru Eleru (2003)

Arewa (2003)

Omo Oku Orun (2004)

Orejomi (2005)

Ika Niwon

Omo Odo

Akoba Obirin

Omoge Olosho

Eburu (2016)

Ayewo (2017)

Ipile Mi (2017)


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Endorsement deal and ambassadorship

The beautiful actress was also a model for Mercy Aigbe ‘s fashion line, MagDivas, Zanzeebeauty and style.

The mother of two was made the brand ambassador for Katawa Properties in 2014

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Family and personal life

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Mide Martins is happily married and blessed with two daughters namely Anuoluwapo and Iyin, and lives with her husband Afeez Abiodun Owo her mother manager, who is a producer cum actor. They also reportedly welcome a twin in May 2020.

Awards and recognitions

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Posthumous Episcopal Award in recognition of Funmi Martins, her late mother and actress, 2016

City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (Yoruba)

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At a point, it went viral that Mide Martins was constantly battered by her husband. In an interview with the Vanguard on October 17, 2015, she explained that since she had been married, her husband had never raised his hands on her.

But in April 2016, the couple had a misunderstanding and separated for almost three months. Mide in an interview mentioned that it was the first time her husband would leave home and she would pray earnestly for his return. The issue has now been resolved and the couple are living happily again.

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