Femi Ogunrombi, a seasoned Nollywood actor who portrayed Papa Ajasco in the well-known sitcom of the same name, has passed away.
Shaibu Husseini, a theatre professional, verified Ogunrombi’s passing. He was well-
known for his part in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series.
Husseini revealed that the veteran actor passed away on January 14, 2023, a Saturday.
Husseini took to his social media page to announce: “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with the National Troupe Of Nigeria and one-time stand-in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular WAP Comic Series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD. I am told that the actor, singer, and trained Nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening.”
When the previous character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, left the show, Femi Ogunrombi took over and played Papa Ajasco for the duration of the role.