Afeez Owo (Real Name: Afeez Olayiwola Abiodun, Born on August 20, 1974; Age: 59 years old) is a Nollywood Yoruba actor, film director, and producer best known as the husband of the famous actress, Mide Martins.
Though he is famous for taking minor roles in movies, Afeez is certainly one of those actors whose impact in every movie cannot be overlooked. For Afeez, his strong passion for acting has seen him play important roles in the making of most blockbuster movies like Abike and Aadota Odun. To know more about the veteran actor Afeez Owo, here are key facts we have to share with you.
Summary of Afeez Owo’s Biography
- Full name: Afeez Olayiwola Abiodun
- Nickname: Afeez Owo
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: August 20, 1974
- Afeez Owo’s Age: 48 years old
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Islam
- Marital Status: Married
- Afeez Owo’s Wife: Mide Martins
- Afeez Owo’s Children: 2
- Afeez Owo’s Net worth: $750 000
- Famous for: Nollywood Actor
- Afeez Owo’s Instagram: @officialafeezowo
- Facebook: @officialafeezowo
How Old is Afeez Owo?
Afeez Owo is currently 48 years old. He was born on August 20th, 1974, in the ancient city of Iseyin in Iseyin Iseyin-Okeogun of Oyo state Southwestern Nigeria.
The actor belongs to the Yoruba tribe, and he spent much of his childhood years in the Idiroko area of Ogun State. There, he had his basic education at St. Paul Anglican School before relocating to Oyo State for his secondary education. He completed his secondary education at Faramora Secondary school.
Not much is known about Afeez’s parents and siblings, but we know he had a sister named Apeke, who passed away in August 2022. After his secondary education, the veteran actor left Oyo state for Lagos in the 1980s in search of a greener pasture.
Afeez Owo’s Foray into the Nigerian Movie industry
Afeez’s love for stage performance grew since his primary school years. However, he began to practically walk that path in his secondary school years when he envisioned a theatre script called “Kokoro Aiye”, which was widely applauded by his peers and teachers.
Relocating to the buzzing city of Lagos in the Mid-1980s was a stepping stone for Afeez’s emergence into the Nigerian movie industry. He met another Yoruba actor, Rasaq Olayiwola (Ojopagogo), who led him to the Yoruba movie sector, and he started as a producer, with the 2000 film Maje Sinwon Waye being his very first produced film.
His creativity, skills, and ability to interpret movie roles have earned him massive recommendations among his peers. No wonder why he has become a household name in Yoruba movies.
Thanks to his experience in movie-making, Afeez took another big step toward acting. He began to appear in Yoruba movies which aided his rise to fame. Apparently, it was at this period that he met Yemi Ayebo (aka Yemi My Lover). They became close, and at a time, the duo were inseparable as a result, people began calling him Afeez Owoyemi, which literally means Afeez is Yemi Ayebo’s right-hand man.
Although he is famous in the industry, Afeez is only known to feature in minor roles. Some of the movies he recently featured include Egan, Kostrobu, Ishipaya, Iwa Ose meji, and Omoge Lekki.
Afeez Owo Movies and TV Shows
- Abusi Eledumare
- Yonu Simi
- Eje Tutu
- Gbere Meje
- Oba bi Olorun
- Ife Owo
- Eekan Soso,
- Abusi Edumare
- Yonu Simi
- Eje tutu
- Oba Bi Olorun
- Ipinu Mi
While Afeez is yet to win any awards, there is no doubt that his skills and experience in movie production, as well as his acting career, are highly recognized in the industry. Afeez is definitely one of the finest movie-makers in the industry. Afeez Owo is an active user of Instagram, where he connects and interacts with his fans. He has about a million followers on his handle @officialafeezowo.
How Many Wives Does Afeez Owo Have?
Afeez Olayiwola Abiodun is married to one wife, and her name is Mide Funmi Martins. There are no records of him being married to any other woman. Meanwhile, a recent post by the actor has sparked off speculations about him being possibly married to a second wife.
This happened when Afeez took to his Instagram page in July 2022 to post the picture of his co-actor and movie-maker Dayo Amusa, wishing her a happy birthday with a caption, “Happy to you my second wife Dayo Amusa. Age with grace my darling wife.”
Afeez’s post aided the rumour about him being married to the famous Yoruba actress. However, neither of the two have decided to address the issue but from what we gathered about Dayo Amusa, she is still single and has not been previously married to anyone as a husband. The multitalented Nollywood star does not also have any child as has been claimed.
Who is Afeez Owo’s Second Wife?
Afeez Owo has no second wife. As of the time of writing this piece, the actor is only married to Mide Funmi Martins, a Nollywood actress and daughter of late Yoruba actress Funmi Martins. The two met for the first time when Mide returned home from the UK to film her mother’s movie. She became friends with Afeez, who was at that time Mide’s mother’s manager.
After months of being close friends, Mide and Afeez fell in love with each other and started dating. They got married in 2004, and today, they are blessed with two daughters, namely Omotola and Anuoluwapo.
Mide is younger than her husband Afeez by five years. She was born on April 12, 1979, and is currently 43. The actress so hails from Oyo State like her husband. She studied International Relations at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, and she made her acting debut in 2001 with the movie ‘Mikan Je’
Afeez and Mide marked their eighteenth marriage anniversary and in one of the interviews the Yoruba actress Mife granted, she outlined that though Afeez had no money at the time he proposed marriage to her, she agreed to marry him because he proved to be a reliable person, faithful, caring, and has a good heart plus the fact that he was very easy-going.
These were the qualities that convinced Mide to marry Afeez. Meanwhile, Afeez and Mide’s 18 years of marriage have not been without controversy. The two separated in 2017 following Mide’s rumoured affair with MC Oluomo. Although the actress was quick to debunk the rumour, Afeez was not satisfied, hence they lived separately for a couple of years until they resolved their differences in 2020. Today, Afeez and his wife are still living together happily.