Actress Mide Martins who got into a social media drama over issues in her marriage months back had an interesting chat with Punch on her the saga, her career and more. Enjoy:
My husband and I grew up together. He was actually my mother’s manager and I used to call him Brother Afeez. We have always been friends. When I had a problem with my husband some months back, I prayed to God and we are now fine. Our relationship is free from any kind of problems. My husband is the best man in the world and he has always been there for me.
I attended Community Grammar School, Ibadan for my elementary education and Providence Heights Secondary School, Fagba, Lagos, for my post-primary education. I have a diploma in International Relations from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
I started acting after my mum, Funmi Martins, died in 2002. The journey was not easy, but I give God all the glory. I never wanted to be an actress. After my mum died, I started acting so people won’t forget her. After a while, I became fond of it. I love acting so much, and I think I would have missed a lot if I had chosen to do something else. I think acting is like a spirit and it is in you, that’s it. Only a few people have the ability to interpret roles perfectly.
My most challenging role till date was when I played a mad person. The title of the movie wasMafikanmi. It was quite challenging but I prayed about it and I was able to pull it off. It has also not been easy balancing marriage and career. I have to juggle going to locations and running back to the house to take care of the kids and also cook for my husband.
I’m currently working on a Yoruba-cum-English movie and the title is Kokoro. Acting is all that I do now.