Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Mide Martins

Mide Martins

Biography of Mide Martins



Popular actress Mide Martins, Funmi Martins’ daughter, was born on April 12, 1979. Funmi Martin was a prominent actress prior to her death on 6th of May, 2002. She featured in various movies. She died of Cardiac Arrest. Shortly after her mother’s death, Mide appeared in the entertainment industry. Initially, Mide had no flair for 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. She is happily married, blessed with two daughters namely Anuoluwapo and Iyin, and lives with Afeez Abiodun Owo, her husband, who is a producer cum actor. And for 15 years now, she has become a name to reckon with in the Nigerian movie industry.

Education: Mide 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.

Popular Roles: 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.

Breakout Movies:

  • Eru Eleru (2003)
  • Arewa (2003)
  • Omo Oku Orun (2004)
  • Orejomi (2005)

 mide martins and husband

Popular Movies:

  • Ika Niwon
  • Omo Odo
  • Akoba Obirin
  • Omoge Olosho

Recent Movies:

  • Eburu (2016)
  • Ayewo (2017)
  • Ipile Mi (2017)

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


At a point, it went viral that she 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.


Social Profile:

  • Facebook: Mide Funmi Martins Abiodun
  • Twitter: @mfm_mide
  • Instagram: @mydemartins
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