Veteran Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo, popularly known as Elder Maya has died months after battling a liver-related ailment.Â Elder Maya Njubigbo is the father of Nollywood actress Nuella Njubigbo who is married to Tchidi Chikere.
Ernest Obi Sometimes shared this alert on his Instagram page with the actorâ€™s bank account details soliciting public support.Â HeÂ wrote:
â€œPlease help save ELDER MAYAâ€™S life.Â MARTINS NJUBUIGBO fondly known as Elder Maya or Papa Labista is down with a chronic liver problem.Â One million naira is needed for immediate operation.â€
â€œLetâ€™s help save his life whilst he yet lives, rather than celebrate him when he is gone. Please help bring this Old war-horse, who has given the best of his life to entertaining us . . . God bless you.â€
â€œNJUBIGBO MARTIN C ACCOUNT NOS ARE DIAMOND BANK: 0040375990 FIRST BANK: 3040564787.Â
Martins Njubuigbo aka Elder Maya was a beloved Nollywood actor who featured in many films, and loved to feature in films which were based on Nigerian villages.
Sadly, the veteran actor is said to have passed away today October 1, after months of battling with aÂ liver related illness. He said: â€œRIP Elder Mayah. You were a veteran and a hard-working one at that. Journey well papa. My concerns and sympathy with his families and close colleagues.â€
Nollywood Actor Yomi Fabiyi broke the sad news last night.Â Read what he wroteÂ below:
A campaign to raise funds for the actor, fondly called Papa Labista and popular for his village chief priestâ€™s roles in movies, had been started by his colleague after he was diagnosed with liver disease at a hospital in Lagos State. May his soul rest in perfect peace.