The popular Nigerian-Yoruba actress, Mide Martins, took to her Instagram handle to explain her own side of the story over the abandonment of her brother, Damilare.
The actress had been accused lately of abandoning her younger brother, Damilare, who her late mother allegedly bore for veteran singer, Sir Shina Peters.
Mide posted a picture of her late mother, and on the caption section, she wrote: “Hello Everyone! My name is MIDE MARTINS. I’ll like to tell a 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 any way, I am deeply sorry from the depth of my heart.”
She explained that she has been quiet on the issue as she believes it’s a family affair which should be settled between them without the public.
She said: “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 honour of her memory.”
The actress stated that the death of her mother took the world from her, and that her survival is by the special grace of God.
“When my mum, late Funmi Martins, passed away 19 years ago, my whole world was shattered, devastated, crumbled, broken and lonely without anyone’s support. How I managed to survive through the storm is only by the special grace of God,” she stated.
She narrated that, contrary to speculations on social media, she had tried frantically to take custody of her younger brother but to no avail.
She said: “Damilare was living with my grandma back then in Abeokuta and I was doing all that I could to take care of him, until a few years ago when she also passed on and Damilare was taken away to live with my uncle.
“I had requested custody of 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 about because it’s a family matter.”
Mide expressed her willingness to take good care of her brother if released to her.
She expressed: “I am not a heartless person, despite the fact that I don’t have it all, the little I have, I give wholeheartedly. However, I just want to ask for a favour!! 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!!!”