Obafemi Martins Turns 34 Today: Akinwunmi Obafemi Martins turns 34 Today, born on October 28, 1984, in Lagos. He is a footballer that plays for Nigerian National team as forward. He is always fast on the ball. He left Nigeria to Italy at the tender age of 16 and was scouted by manager Oliseh Churchill of FC Ebeelei while playing on the street of his hometown.
He developed his career in 2002 at the Italy Serie A club Inter-Milan and left to Newcastle in 2006. He also left Inter-Milan and Joined the German Bundles Liga club and was loaned to Birmingham city in January 2011. On September 13 2012, Martins moved to Levante on a free transfer where he played for 2 years. On February 18, Martins was signed for Chinese super league side Shenhua Shanghai.
He scored his first hat-trick for the club on March 31, 2018, in a 4-2 win against Hebei China. He is known for celebrating a goal with a backflip.
Martins was a part of the National team that finished 3rd in the 2006 African cup of nation. He scored 2 goals in the competition, both coming against Senegal in the first round of the competition. Though his future for the national team was placed in doubt on several occasions after a separate incident of controversy.
On November 17 2007, Martins headed the national team for the first time in a friendly match against Australia for his 19th appearance. On November 12, 2009, he scored a spectacular goal in the 83rd min against Kenya in Nairobi, thus gave Nigeria hope for 2010 FIFA world cup
Obafemi Martins a secret personal life, but recently disclosed. He secretly wedded a pretty Ghana-Italian origin Abigail Barwuah. The senior sister of Mario Balotelli also a footballer at Manchester City. However, their story began in 2012 at Milan, Italy. Rather, they could not hide their relationship from the cameras.
Recently, Obafemi Martins baby mama Barwuah Abigail was spotted with a wedding band placed on her finger. In a happy mood with exciting comments on social media, thus referred to herself as Mrs Martins.
Moreover, Martins had children with 3 different baby mamas. He had a relationship with an African girl when he was playing in Italy. In 2006 she gave birth to a boy. He was named Itunuoluwa was known as Kelvin. Kelvin took after his father as a footballer. At Present, Kelvin is a professional footballer in AC-Milan Junior academy Italy.
Similarly, during his short visit to the United Kingdom, he also met a white lady. She gave birth to his 2nd son named Tyler.
Also, in 2013 Obafemi and Abigail gave birth to their 1st child who happens to be a boy. He was born on October 16, in Italy and was named Kendrick.
As Martins turns 34, he currently earns whopping E8.4M every year during his time with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Though his market value is not what it used to be (E2m as opposed to E16m in 2017 according to transfer market). He is still raking in a whole lot of money.
Talking about his investments, a report from a reliable source disclosed that he owns 2 houses in Lagos that worth over N500m. A magnificent mansion in Cosmo, Italy that worth over N800m as well as Hotels. The footballer is passionate about expensive cars. His fleet contains a N20m Porche Gemballa, a N50m Lamborghim, Ferrari Sports and N18m BMW X6.
As a philanthropist, In 2016, he established Obafemi Martins foundation which empowers the physically challenged by offering them the best medical tools and health services available.
Let’s celebrate the great footballer, philanthropist and achiever who has made his country proud nationwide and Internationally.
Happy Birthday, Martins turns 34 today, wishing you more fruitful years ahead..