Arinze, Edochie, others mourn Elder Maya


Nollywood actors have expressed sadness over the death of veteran actor, Martins Njubuigbo, popularly known as Elder Maya.

Mr. Njubuigbo died of a liver-related ailment.

Segun Arinze told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, that Mr. Njubuigbo was a great actor.

“He was amiable and very jovial; we will sure miss him,” he said.

“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,” Mr. Arinze said.

Another 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,” Mrs. Edochie said.

Babatunde Obalana, the National President of National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners, said the demise of the actor was unfortunate.

“He will surely be missed; may his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen,” he said.

Mr. Njubuigbo, also known as Elder Maya and Baba Jumoke featured in films lik Died Wretched,’ ‘Battle of Mussanga, among many others. (NAN)


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