Nollywood Veteran Actor, Martins Njubuigbo has passed on after battling with Liver disease.
Elder Maya, as he was fondly referred to, has been in the Nollywood industry for over twenty years.
News of Elder Maya’s condition was first shared by Ernest Obi in May, when he took to his Instagram page to solicit funds on behalf of the actor.
Ernest shared this post on Instagram
“Help save ELDER MAYA’S LIFE.
“His real name is MARTINS NJUBUIGBO. an Actor, Poet, Singer. A full fledged thespian, who has given over twenty years of his life to film. Elder maya as he is fondly called, or Papa Labista from d film Labista.. Today he is not playing a role in any movie to entertain as usual. He is fighting for his life. His liver. He needs you. Needs me. Needs us. Pls help save ELDER MAYA.. PAPA LABISTA etc.. He needs about a million naira to bounce back, like d old war horse he is.. No amount is too small. Like he always says “I refuse to retire, for I am not tired”…God bless you. ERNEST OBI.
“NJUBIGBO MARTIN C ACCOUNT NOS ARE DIAMOUND BANK 0040375990 FIRST BANK 3040564787.
“PLS DO NOT PAY MONEY INTO ANY OTHER ACCOUNT.”
It was learnt that a A popular Cleric based in Abuja, Joshua Iginla, responded to this call and reportedly aided the ailing actor with N1 million to help with his medical bills.
Unfortunately, Elder Maya lost the battle to the liver disease.
May his soul rest in Peace.