Nigerian actress, Mide Martins reveals that she can’t afford to celebrate her mother in a lavish way because she is also a hustler and she has to cater for her children.
Mide Martins reveals when she replied to critics who called her out for abandoning her late Mother, Funmi Martins’ grave for the past 20 years.
Reacting to this, in a recent interview with city people, she said:
I honestly can’t kill myself, I know what I am doing and I don’t need to start explaining what I have done to people. This same boy they claimed I abandoned, I know what I have done for him.
Whatever people like, let them say. I am trying my very best, I am also human and it is not as if I have everything, but the little I have I am doing my best. I still have a father and I am doing my best. Nobody cares about how he is feeding, I still have another younger brother, I have children too, so there are responsibilities for me here and there, but some people are just there to bring you down once they just hear a gist, they won’t even reason with that person in question and even think about other personal things that person is doing too. I am still doing the little I can do, will I kill myself?
Then all these stories about doing party, I don’t know about it.
Do you know how I celebrate my mum yearly?
Where will I get money to call Wasiu to celebrate 20 years of remembrance, won’t my children eat. Don’t I have other pressing issues and responsibilities? I am a hustler, who is always on the move, where do I have time for listening to rumours? People always call my attention to most of this social media drama.
My mum’s 20th remembrance is May next year, please tell me where I am going to get money to pay Kwam 1 with the situation on ground.
Is it not when you have plenty you can afford Wasiu? Me, that I am managing myself?
I celebrate my mum yearly but I don’t make noise about it. I can even send this year’s remembrance video to your Whatsaap to prove I do it yearly without noise, because I know my responsibility and know what I need to do yearly to remember my mum, like prayers, giving alms, which I do, so because I don’t put it up on social media am a bad child.
I know people who I invite for prayers yearly for my late mum, and people I give alms for mum’s sake, so these people that are shouting, what do they do, at least I have videos to prove this. I want to see things they do for her.
Has anyone ever organised any prayer in her honour? If I am doing the right thing or wrong thing let them leave me to God to judge. It is only God that can judge us all.
When it is time for her 20th-year remembrance, I will celebrate it however God blesses me, I won’t go and borrow to remember my mum. I am the first child, however, I choose to remember my mum is definitely my business.
I can’t afford Kwam 1 fees, whichever way I decide to celebrate my mum is my business. The most important thing the dead needs is prayers. I do things the dead need yearly without missing it. I have proofs, let them bring their own out.
I can’t please everybody because I am human, so I will continue to do my best and leave the rest. I won’t do anything on social media to convince anybody otherwise. I am doing my responsibilities as Funmi Martins daughter. I am a hustler and I am doing the necessary things I need to do for the dead and not for social media drama.