Afeez Abiodun, better known as Afeez Owo, is one of the popular actors and directors in the Yoruba movie industry. He is also known for his tribal marks as well as his beautiful wife and actress, Mide Martins. Before getting married to Mide, Afeez was said to have been very close to the actress’ late mother, Funmi Martins, as he was her manager.
So far, we have been able to do some digging about Afeez Owo, and below are some of the details we found out.
Birth Name: Afeez Abiodun
Nickname: Afeez Owo
Birth Date: April 12
State of Origin: Iseyin, Oyo state
Occupation(s): Nollywood Actor, Film Producer
Relationship status: Married
Wife: Mide Martins
Years Active: 2000 till date
Net Worth: Unknown
Afeez Owo’s Biography
The Nollywood Yoruba actor and film producer was born on the 12th of April. However, there are no reports on his year of birth and his parent. He is from Iseyin, a town in Oyo State.
Afeez Owo had his primary and secondary education at St Paul Anglican School, Idiroko, and Faramora Secondary School, Oyo State, respectively, before he moved to Lagos in search of greener pastures.
Afeez had shown his love for acting as far back as when he was in primary school, during which he came up with a drama script titled ‘Kokoro Aiye’ and receive massive applause from his classmates and teachers.
However, after he moved to Lagos in the mid-90s, he met another Yoruba actor, Rasaq Olayiwola (Ojopagogo), who happens to be from his hometown. It was through the influence of Ojopagogo that Afeez joined the movie industry and was able to gain ground.
In the year 2000, Afeez Owo started movie production with the movie ‘Maje Sinwon Waye’.
He produces at least a movie every year and always included his wife, Mide in every of the film.
Some of his popular movies include; Adurotoluwa
Oba bi Olorun
Aside from movie production, he is also known to take up minor roles in movies.
The actor earned the nickname Afeez Owo owing to his closeness with Yemi Ayebo, and this is because at a point in his career, the two were inseparable. Thus people started calling him Afeez Owoyemi, meaning Afeez is Yemi Ayebo’s, right-hand man.
Afeez is married to Mide Martins, the daughter of the late actress Funmi Martins, who died on April 6, 2002, after a brief illness.
The report revealed that the two met when Mide returned from London during her mother’s movie shoot. Owo was the manager of Funmi Martins films at the time.
Over time, they were just friends, and Mide Martins, in a report, revealed she regarded him as a brother. However, their friendship would moved further to becoming a relationship after they both got jilted in their different relationships.
There marriage is currently blessed with two beautiful daughters.
In 2016, there were rumours that the relationship between Afeez Owo and Mide Martins had with reports stressing that it was owing to Mide infidelity.
Owo, at the time, suspected his wife was lying to him and carefully observed her every move. The reports revealed that the problems in their relationship went on for for several months. However, it became public when the couple started living in separate homes.
Mide Martins would however later debunk the rumours and also give update on their reunion.
The two are still married till date.
Another area where fans tend to take a swipe at Mide Martins is claiming that Afeez Owo married her using charm due to the facial difference between them. The actress has, however, insisted she loves her man irrespective of his looks.
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