Femi Ogunrombi popularly known as Papa Ajasco is dead
Veteran Nigerian actor, Femi Ogunrombi popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is dead, a colleague disclosed in the early hours of Sunday.
Ogunrombi who was popular for his comical display on Nigeria sitcom, Papa Ajasco and Company, was also a music instructor with the national troupe.
Confirming his passing via social media, Husseini Shaibu, a broadcast/film and PRAD specialist, said that he was reliably informed about the incident.
“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,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“I am told that the actor, singer, highlifist and trained nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening (Saturday).”
Papa Ajasco and Company is a Nigerian family television sitcom created by Wale Adenuga in 1996.
The show is a spin-off of a feature film of the same title produced by Wale Adenuga in 1984, which in turn is based on the comic Ikebe Super.
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