Some Nollywood actors have expressed sadness over the death of veteran actor, Martins Njubuigbo, popularly known as Elder Maya.
Late Njubuigbo reportedly died on Friday after a long battle with a liver-related ailment.
Nollywood actor and Director Ernest Obi had in May sent an SOS message via his Instagram page, soliciting funds from the general public to enable Martins Njubigbo go for surgery.
Obi disclosed that Elder Maya was in need of N1 million to help him fight the liver disease. Reports had it that a popular cleric based in Abuja did respond to this call and gave N1 million to help with his medical bills.
Segun Arinze, popularly known as ‘Black Arrow’ told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, that Njubuigbo was a great actor. He said:
“He was amiable and very jovial; we will sure miss him.
“Like Shakespeare said, ‘the world is a stage’; Njubuigbo has come, done his beat and taken his exit and the curtain has fallen.
“All I can say is good night elder Martins Njubuigbo; may God grant the family the heart to bear the lost.”
Veteran actress, Rita Edochie said he was a good artist, “too bad that it happened. May God comfort the family and may his soul rest in perfect peace with the Almighty creator,” she added.
The National President of National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, Mr. Babatunde Obalana said the demise of the actor was unfortunate.
“He will surely be missed; may his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.”
Njubuigbo, also known as Elder Maya and Baba Jumoke, has featured in blockbusters, including ‘Died Wretched,’ ‘Battle of Mussanga’, among many others.
May his soul rest in peace…