Another Nollywood show-down may be brewing in the popular Yoruba genre of the industry as usual but this time around it is between a U.S based veteran actress, Aderonke Ajenise Oduborisa, popularly known as Ashabi Olorisha, and a younger actress, Mide Martins, over the latter’s treatment of her late mother and all that she left behind.
The major cause of concern for Olorisha was the horrible looking grave of Funmi Martins which her daughter, Mide, allegedly claimed she would only renovate when Funmi’s corpse clocks 20years in the ground it was planted 19years ago.
According to a rant by the elder actress and friend to the late and respected actress, Olorisha found it appalling that a daughter, who rode on her late mum to fame and acceptance in the industry, would only wait for her mother’s grave to reach a landmark before she could renovate it.
“If you are saying your uncle has offended you, what about your late mum? Yet you are already saving up money for 20th year remembrance, with plans to call KWAM 1 (a popular Fuji musician in Nigeria) to come and play,” she queried.
Oduborisa then took it upon herself to get the grave fixed and gave Mide a good tongue lashing for abandoning her duty as a daughter to the loving late actress and as elder sister to Damilare, a son her late mum had with the popular Afrojuju maestro, Sir Shina Peters.
While it beats many industry watchers why Sir Peters also abandoned his son, it has become a guess to know if Mide will bite the bullet and respond to Ashabi Olorisha.
See her full rant below:
Whenever I share something on social media please don’t contest it. I am not a rude person but very humble and people close to me can attest to that. And I give people a long rope before taking action on issues. I wouldn’t want anybody to say rubbish about my post on social media, and that is because I don’t rubbish people’s posts on social media. I will rather just keep quiet and ignore.
When I went to Nigeria, we did late Funmi Martins 19th Year Remembrance and I posted it on social media, a lot of people were complaining about the state of her grave. When I got there that day, I was moved to tears with the way things were that day but because I just finished shooting my movie and I had just 3 days more to spend in Nigeria before going back to the U.S and people know what it takes to travel to Nigeria. The experience is always much and demands from almost everywhere. If you are not careful, you will end up borrowing money to go back. So I couldn’t do anything but it was really painful to see her graveyard like that because I know one day, I will die too. Irrespective of what we have we will all die someday. So, I came back to the U.S. and worked so hard, the first week I got to the U.S, I sent money down to Nigeria for the place to be renovated. I couldn’t stand seeing her graveyard like that. I read all manner of comments on social media, where people complained about the state of her graveyard, that her so-called friends and family couldn’t do anything. And I said it has to be done.
Her poor son was crying and it was renovated. When it was shattered and scattered you saw it on social media, now that it is renovated you should also know. Or do you want us to wait for Mide who is waiting for her late mum to be 20 years in the grave before renovating it? Am I expected to wait for someone who wants to do 20 years remembrance party, do you even know if I will still be alive by then?
So, do I need to wait for all that? If you know the late Funmi Martins you will go the extra mile to do things for her. If you love the late Funmi Martins, you will love everything that has to do with her, most especially her late son Damilare Peters because he didn’t experience any motherly love. He only sucked his mum’s breast for 41 days.
Mide said it publicly, she has plans to renovate her mum’s grave when it’s 20 years remembrance. 20 years of remembrance to repair and renovate your mother’s grave?
A lot of people reached out to me that I should call her personally and talk to her and not make it a social media thing, so she can pour out her mind to me, so I took it upon myself and called her number severally, she didn’t pick up. when I was in Nigeria, I went to her Uncle’s house, Baba Deji’s house, we called severally, she didn’t pick up. It got a stage, she switched off her phone. Today some people have pleaded I call her, I have called again 5 times, she didn’t pick.
Aunty Lola Idije can bear my witness because I told her about the issue and she told me to call her. I called again, her phone was switched off they said maybe she is on set, so I waited till night, I called again.
She didn’t pick before I did this video. I am happy about one thing she has two girls. Nothing bad will befall them but whatever you sow, you will reap. I don’t do things to show off people close to me knows that.
So for those saying rubbish about the video I did, if Damilare a child that was just 41 days old when the mum died can say “oh I wish I have money to renovate my mum graveside, I shed tears when I heard it and just to make him happy, I worked and sent money down for it to be done.
When Damilare’s issue came up on social media, many were asking about Funmi Martins friends. Yes, we are alive but Mide made everybody believe all was well with him until recently when we realised it’s not true. Mide Martins blocked her younger brother for years and only unblocked him in February when his issue came up on social media.
She blocked him for asking for money to write WAEC Exam because he kept calling her for assistance. Baba Deji who was taking care of Damilare also has a son, and they were both supposed to write WAEC together but he couldn’t afford to pay for the two of them at the same time, that was why Damilare kept calling Mide for help and she blocked him. Due to this, they had to hold them back for one year before they can continue with education.
Eventually, when Damilare asked Mide the reasons for blocking him for years because of WAEC fees, she said, he doesn’t know what she was going through too.
There is nothing to hide about Damilare Peters, Mide Martins, Shina Peters and Funmi Martins anymore, for those saying it shouldn’t be a social media thing. Nobody is trying to bring Mide Martins down because God is watching and will judge everybody accordingly.
Except if Mide Martins didn’t suck Funmilayo Anike Oguntomi Martins breast, except if Funmi Martins actually deserves this treatment from Mide, whatever we sow today, we will reap tomorrow.
I don’t know what Mide is counting on, maybe spiritual or diabolical that she is misbehaving like this to her late mum. Even her father is still alive, she doesn’t care about her parents and even extends the hatred to her younger brother Damilare such that the boy was begging her for assistance and she blocked him.
I have all the recorded voice notes with me, if she says I am lying against her, let her come out and say it.
When the time is right I will post all the voice notes. She blocked him completely from any access to reach her for many years. I didn’t believe it until I listened to the voice note myself.
Let her come out and say why she is avoiding her family members. Just recently a movie producer wanted to shoot a movie. This her Uncle she is avoiding lobbied and got a role for her, he even gave them her number so they can reach her. Eventually, she was contacted, and the producer decided to shoot a scene using that her Uncle’s house. Immediately she realised it was her Uncle’s house she would shoot, she said she won’t do the job again and would go away with their money. They had to go and look for another location for her.
This man in question is her late’s mum immediate younger brother (same parents). So what is the problem? Let her come out and say it. The same man that has been taking care of your younger brother for many years.
You refused to shoot in the same house you once lived in, and was even fed there. If you are saying your Uncle has offended you, what about your late mum, yet you are already saving up money for 20th Year Remembrance, with plans to call Kwam 1 to come and play.
This case has become a social media case, and some people were even like, that I am complaining and people should check my mother’s graveyard.
Let me tell you, for those who don’t know.
I am from Ikorodu, I am not making mouth. I am a Princess where I came from. My grandmother was a Princess, I am from the royal Ladega family in Ikorodu, so please go and do your findings very well. Go and check out where my mum was buried, then you will know what I am talking about. The child my mother adopted always takes care of my mother’s graveyard. He only calls me and asks when money is needed and the work is done. It is what you sow, you will reap. All my siblings are abroad and he always ensures the graveyard is clean and properly taken care of.
When I am ready for Mide, on social media, she will be miserable. I was told to talk to her but she is too arrogant and full of herself. Anytime I fall sick, I always pray to God to spare my life for the sake of people that I will still help in life. Bless me so I can help people and God has been so faithful, so please if you want to contribute to an issue, be very mindful of what you will say.
Do you pray to have kids or children that won’t take care of you when you grow old? Ask Mide Martins how many times she visited her grandmother, ever since her mother died.
God gave that woman grace to take care of Damilare for a while before Mide’s Uncle went to take him away from her, knowing fully well, she is old and needs care too. For as many supporting Mide Martins with her deeds, I pray Almighty God bless you with a daughter like Mide Martins, or your sons will marry a girl like Mide Martins. A girl that cares for nobody in her family and abandoned her family. When she was growing up her late mother’s family contributed to her upbringing but she abandoned all of them, so let’s call a spade a spade. I am not scared of death, I only pray not to fall sick and go through pain before death.
Once I stand by the truth, I will be happy and pleased with my life. I told my child when I die, all the money that will be wasted on the burial ceremony should be used on something else, instead, I should be burnt into ashes and taken away. Use the money to reach out to the poor.
Whatever it is we sow in this life we reap, Mide should know that. Why is she looking down on Damilare, that he can’t amount to anything in life, forgetting she is not his creator. Right in front of her, God will bless Damilare. Nobody knows tomorrow. Except if Funmi Martins did anything bad to Mide, that is when Damilare Peters will not amount to anything in life, but if that is not the case, by the special grace of God, Damilare will amount to something in life and his enemies will be put to shame, right in front of Mide.
God will bless Damilare.
The boy has been through a lot in life, no matter what, nobody can take his mum’s place in his life, people can only try.
He misses his mum a lot and lacks motherly love. Last week, he was really down, we need to start watching him. He almost committed suicide. We will still talk about that issue soon. I am still giving that person a long rope.
God will punish all of you speaking rubbish and supporting evil. You should know if I can do all this for someone I call my sister and friend, I must have done more of that for my parents.
I don’t do things for the gram while my mum suffers in penury. When my mum was alive, she had lots of shops on the Island. She enjoyed herself more than her children, that applies to my father too. Even after her death, I still always do the needful, so be careful about your comments in my post. I pray once again that God will bless those of you saying rubbish with a daughter like Olumide Martins, and if you are done with bearing children, you will have granddaughters like Mide Martins, so you can have an idea of what Damilare Peters is going through. Let assume that Mide Martin’s Uncle (Baba Deji) is not Nigeria, what would have happened to that poor boy?
Mama Rainbow releases her memoir
Veteran actress, Idowu Phillips, better known as Mama Rainbow has released her memoir.
The actress has joined the list of celebrities with autobiography.
Taking to Instagram, the legendary actress announced the launch of her book, The Goldsmiths Daughter. The memoir gives fans a glimpse of the life of the legend.
“Goldsmith daughter you can get it all over the book shops”.
Iya Rainbow isn’t the only actress with a book to her name.
Laide Bakare was set to drop a new book in response to those questioning her source of wealth following her surprising all-of-a-sudden luxury lifestyle.
Bragging about the new move on her Instagram page, Laide Bakare wrote
“Thank you is Not Enough. But I promise To write A Book About how it All started from Beginning Till Now, And Teach your children how To make Legitimate decisions on Money Making within 6 months. May God make IT A reality.”
Also, former Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Roseline Omokhoa Afije better known as Liquorose had launched her first book in April.
The first runner up of the reality show had joined the writers and authors club with the launch of her book ‘Filter – Look beneath the mark of love’.
The book launch coincidence with her 27th birthday party which was themed Rose Gatsby party.
Liquorose revealed that this new journey into the world of writing is an emotional phase for her and she hopes the book means something to everyone out there.
She stated that she still finds it hard to believe that the book is now a reality and she had joined the authors club.
Liquorose disclosed that publishing the book had been an overwhelming journey and she never believed she could launch it.
Yoruba actor Olamilekan Gbatami Ojo is dead
Yoruba Nollywood actor and movie producer, Olamilekan Gbatami Ojo is dead.
The TAMVAAS award-winning actor, was reported dead on Thursday morning at 7:30am yesterday, November 17th.
According to reports, Olamilekan Ojo had been battling lung cancer which cost him his lives.
The talented actor has been battling lung cancer for over one year before his demise.
May his soul rest in peace!!
Yinka Ogundaisi is dead
This year 2022, the Yoruba movie industry has lost many of their owns.
In June, Nollytrailers news reported that popular veteran actor, Yinka Ogundaisi had passed on.
The death of the seasoned actor was confirmed by a statement by Ropo Ewenla in a WhatsApp message to members of the Ibadan Film Circle (IFC), a group the late filmmaker/film marker belonged to.
It reads: “Today, this morning, one phase of history came to an end. Erin ti wo. The elephant rises no more. Yinka Ogundaisi bid this world farewell at dawn. It was Kate Adepegba who dropped the bomb on my lap. I called Uncle Yinka’s number to confirm and rudely, it was so.”
The veteran actor had been ill for a long time.
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A month before Yinka Ogundaisi’s death, the Yoruba movie industry had lost one of its own, Osmond Gbadebo.
The actor lost his life to the cold hands of death, on Monday, May 30th.
The sad news was announced by veteran actress, Fausat Balogun who took to her Instagram page to mourn the actor.
Fausat Balogun wrote, “Goodnight osmond”.
As many pondered on what could have caused his painful death, the late filmmaker’s colleague, Yemi Solade while commenting on a post revealed that Osmond had been battling a terminal ailment for years and he lost the fight.
Yemi Solade wrote: “He battled a terminal ailment for years. Lost the fight. Adieu OSMOND”.
His wake-keep was held on June 3rd 2022, and it was a star-studded event as friends and colleagues of the prolific movie maker were spotted paying their last respect to the deceased while reciting the Service of Song.
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A popular Nollywood actor, Sunday Olamilekan Ojo, popularly known as Gbatami is dead.
According to the information reaching Nollytrailers, Gbatami died of lung cancer.
Ojo was one of Nigeria’s actors that were around for more than three decades in the entertainment industry. Having trained under Otunba Adebayo Salami a.k.a Oga Bello for five years, and graduated in 2004, he was able to carve a niche for himself.
His movie production kicked off barely 24 hours after his graduation; coming out with a movie titled Ojo oro. In quick succession, he had the following movies to his name; Emi nire kan; Wonyosi, Salaye and a host of others with a total count of 14 different interesting movies as at 2019.
The Ilesa born movie act started acting in1982, with a group in Ibadan.
“We tried to shoot a drama for BCOS television, then the TV Station just came, but unfortunately we could not. I moved on and found myself in Lagos.
“In 1990, I joined another group MASCOTT Troupe, we were doing stage plays, taking it around towns and places in Lagos. The leader of the group later relocated to Port-Harcourt and that’s how my relationship with the group ended.
“In the course of pursuing my passion, while on training as an apprentice, I met another wonderful man that used to take me to national theatre to sell ticket, it was on one of those trips there that I met Arupe. He introduced me to Segun Philips, one of Mama Rainbow’s children and through him I met my boss, Alhaji Adebayo Salami a.k.a Oga Bello.
“I was to spend 2 years with this great man of honour but I ended up spending 5 years,” he once revealed.
In the course of his stay with Oga Bello, he met Lasun Ray, Murphy Afolabi and Saidi Balogun, who regarded as a great friend, brother and a mentor he looked up to in the industry.
Recounting one of his dark days in the industry, Olalekan Ojo once said, “One of the days I will always remember in my sojourn in the movie industry was the day my car got burnt. People did all they could but no one could stop the fire. While this was going on, I stood perplexed and what people noticed in me was a bright smile on my face. Some thought maybe something was wrong with me, but right inside me I was giving all thanks and adoration to God that I wasn’t stuck in the burning car. That day was the day Mama Awero, Madam Lanre Hassan released her first movie; Aayo Okan.
“I could remember I told God gently, I said I believed this was my challenge in the industry but after this, good testimony is all I crave for, I wouldn’t want any other predicament again in my life. I am happy God has been wonderful to me.”
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