Femi Ogunrombi, who was known as Papa Ajasco and was a veteran actress in Nollywood, has died.
Husseini Shaibu, who works in theater, said on Sunday that he had died through his Twitter account.
He wrote, “I just heard from a reliable source that Mr. Femi Ogunrombi, an “ethnomusicologist, former music instructor with #NATIONALTROUPE, and one-time stand-in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character in the famous #waleadenugaprod comic series ‘Papa Ajasco,’ is dead.
“I’ve heard that the actor, singer, highlifist, and nurse-trained person we called “Uncle Ogurombo” (but not to his hearing) died this evening.”
Ogunrombi was well-known for his part in the comedy series Papa Ajasco”, which was made by Wale Adenuga.
I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with @NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the 'Papa Ajasco' character on the popular @waleadenugaprod Comic Series 'Papa Ajasco' Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD!
Journey well Sir pic.twitter.com/teM5MFerAY
— Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D (@igalaman) January 14, 2023
Papa Ajasco was played by Abiodun Ayoyinka before he left the show. When he did, Ogunrombi took over the role.