Recall that sometime in 2016 Mide Martins claimed on social media that her husband had abandoned her and their children.
In an interview with the Punch, Afeez Owo said he didn’t try to run away from the crisis that once rocked his marriage. The filmmaker squarely placed the blame on his wife who he claims took a wrong advice from friends who wanted to cause havoc to their home.
His words: “There will always be challenges in a home but it depends on how you handle them. Friends nearly ruined our marriage, my wife was wrongly advised. As we speak, she still regrets all those things she did or said.
“Couples will always fight, but they don’t need to let their neighbours know about it. We’ve made our mistakes and we have learned from it. We don’t pray for that anymore.”
He also debunked claims that the reported fight was a publicity stunt for a movie, saying people were fond of spreading rumours. Despite being a Muslim, Owo said he would never marry more than one wife as he didn’t want trouble for himself.
“My father did not try to marry many wives because he was a peaceful person and I take after him in that regard. Though the Quran permits us to marry more than a wife, I am not interested in it. It will bring more problems for me and I don’t want it,” he stated.
On how he met his actress wife, he says: “God just said she would be my wife. When my ex-girlfriend cheated on me then, she was one of the people who begged on her behalf but I had already made up my mind.
“It was after a while I started dating Mide. We have been married for 17 years. I have known my wife for 25 years. My wife is like my mother and I love her so much. She also sees me as her father.”