BY TIMILEHIN AJAGUNNA
Succor has finally come the way of ailing Nollywood actor, Martins Njubuigbo aka Elder Maya after publicly crying for help over his failing health.
The veteran actor, who has been down with a liver-related ailment, had solicited for funds from the public to help pay for his surgery without success.
Abuja-based cleric Joshua Iginla, who celebrated his birthday last Sunday by giving out cars to people, has reportedly sorted out his medical bills.
The popular clergy man is said to have come to the aid of the aged actor after one of his colleagues, Bruno Iwuoha who also narrowly survived same fate a few months ago told the man of God about his (Maya) condition.
Upon hearing this, Iginla reportedly wrote a cheque of one million naira for the man and also promised to look into his financial situation once he gets back on his feet.
The actor, also called Papa Labista, who is popular for his village chief priest’s roles in movies, was reportedly diagnosed with liver disease at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos State.
A fellow actor, Ernest Obi, confirmed that Maya has been seriously ill, when he took to Instagram last week to solicit funds on his behalf.
According to Ernest Obi, ‘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 d best of his life to entertaining us.. God bless you.’
This post first appeared on NET