A fan in need is a fan indeed! One of Nollywood’s veteran actors, Martins Njubigbo, is experiencing severe health challenges and needs his fans, friends, family and even the government to help him overcome it. Also known as ‘Elder Maya’ or ‘Papa Labista,’ the aging actor was recently diagnosed with a chronic liver disease and is fighting to save his life.
A fellow actor, Ernest Obi, raised an ‘SOS’ alert on social media to help the sick actor who is also a poet and singer. Martins Njubigbo is a familiar face to regular viewers of Nigerian movies and has been in Nollywood for over 20 years. He is widely known for his role as a chief priest in most of his movies and sometimes plays as Igwe’s Cabinet Chief, a grandpa or a village elder.
The news of his current health condition is appalling and Ernest Obi’s SOS alert is going viral already. Martins Njubigbo needs urgent financial assistance from the general public to enable him go for surgery.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo
Ernest Obi shared the alert on his Instagram page with the actor’s bank account details soliciting public support. He wrote:
“Please help save ELDER MAYA’S life. MARTINS NJUBUIGBO fondly known as Elder Maya or Papa Labista is down with a chronic liver problem. One million naira is needed for immediate operation.”
“Let’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.”
“NJUBIGBO MARTIN C ACCOUNT NOS ARE DIAMOND BANK: 0040375990 FIRST BANK: 3040564787. Pls do not pay money into any other account.”
Nothing is too small to give to this actor. One person can even handle the bill. Let’s save a life!