Ernest Obi confirms fellow actor, Martins Njubuigbo Suffers Liver Failure

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You would remember days ago I wrote about the ailment of one of Nigeria’s most renowned veteran Nollywood actors, Martins Njubuigbo. It has been confirmed that he is suffering from liver failure.

Fellow Nollywood actor, Ernest Obi, made the revelation via his Instagram page on Saturday, May 14, 2016, as he helped to solicit for funds on behalf of the actor fondly known as Elder Maya.

Obi revealed that Elder Maya is in need of N1m to help combat the liver disease.

Martins Njubuigbo

Obi shared two posts on the subject, first sharing a photo of Elder Maya as we knew him and a severely emaciated version of him, commenting:

“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.”

Obi shared another photo of Elder Maya, imploring the public to help the veteran actor:

“Please help save ELDER MAYA’S life. ACTOR. POET. SINGER. an unrepentant THESPIAN.

“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. Ratther than celebrate him when he is gone. Please help bring this Old war horse, who has given d best of his life to entertaining us.. God bless you.. ERNEST OBI.

“NJUBIGBO MARTIN C ACCOUNT NOS ARE DIAMOND BANK 0040375990 FIRST BANK 3040564787.

“Pls do not pay money into any other account.. Shalom.”

It seems sad and unfortunate that members of the Nigerian Actors Guild have on various occasions, been reported to be suffering from one illness or the other without the association stepping forward to help in one way or another.

Veteran actors have been known to solicit for help from members of the general public in their times of need.

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