“Nollywood actress Mide Martins Abiodun has reacted to the news of abandoning her step brother, recounting how she has been taking care of him and had asked for his custody several times but was not granted. Recall that the actress was dragged in potopoto since Wednesday last week when a gossip blog, Gistlover propelled the story of one 19-year-old boy Damilare being abandoned by his father, Sir Shina Peters as birthed to him by late actress Funmi Martins, Mide Martins’ mother.
Taking to Instagram to give her statement, Mide Martins shared a picture of her mom and hammered on how much of a private person she is, who keeps her family matters out of social media. She noted that she didn’t want to give a reaction to the story publicly at first as she believed the matter is a family issue which will be resolved off social media. “Hello Everyone! My name is MIDE MARTINS. I’ll like to tell little part of my own side of the story. Firstly, I want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed greatly to the ongoing issue and also apologize sincerely to everyone that I might have hurt or disappointed in anyway I am deeply sorry from the depth of my heart”, she began.
“I didn’t want to say anything about this all the while because I believe it’s a family issue which should rather be settled amicably between ourselves rather than being dragged on social media. Anyone who knows me very well would know that I am a private person I personally do not really like sharing or celebrating on social media some things relating to my family like the annual remembrance ceremony of my late mother Funmi Martins which I duly observe every year in honor of her memory.”
“When my mum late Funmi Martins passed away 19yrs ago my whole world was shattered, devastated, crumbled, broken, lonely without anyone’s support. How I managed to survive through the storm is only by the special grace of God. Damilare was living with my grandma back then in abeokuta and I was doing all that I could to take care of him until few years ago when she also passed on and damilare was taken away to live with my uncle. I had requested custody of my brother damilare several times even before grandma died but was denied.” Read also: Paternity Scandal: Shina Peters Addresses Abandoning Son With Late Actress Funmi Martins
“Damilare is my blood brother It is not possible for me to neglect him but there’s much more to this story than you all know which I’m sorry I will not go into details because it’s a family matter. I am not a heartless person despite the fact that I don’t have it all the little I have I give wholeheartedly”, she added.
She then asked again, and this time publicly, if she could have her brother’s custody. “However, I just want to ask for a favor!! Can Damilare be finally released to me? Can I have my brother Damilare? I promise to take good care of him in my own little way may God help me so. Thank you everyone!! God bless every family out there!!!“, she added.