By Oyinlola Awonuga Balogun (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Nollywood actress, Mide Martins has reacted to viral allegations that she abandoned her brother, Oluwadamilare whom her mum late Funmi Martins (an ace actress) had for Afro-juju star, Sir Shina Peters.
It would be recalled that a blog, Gistloverupdate earlier reported that the Nollywood star Mide and Peters had abandoned Damilare, who is now 19 years old.
The 41-year-old actress swiftly responded to this in an Instagram post as she narrated her own side of the story, adding that it’s a family matter which shouldn’t have come out on social media.
She also said she had offered to take care of her brother in the past, but was denied access to him.
In her post, Mide wrote; “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.
“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,” she wrote.
The Nollywood actress Mide Martins also added that she is still interested in taking custody of Damilare.
“I had requested custody of my brother damilare several times even before grandma died but was denied. 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.
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 here!,” she wrote.