Femi Ogunrombi, popularly known as Papa Ajasco in Nollywood, is dead.
Husseini Shaibu, a theatre practitioner, confirmed the veteran comic actor’s death via his Twitter handle on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
He wrote, “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.
“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)”.
Ogunrombi was well-known for his character in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series, Papa Ajasco.
When the previous character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, left the show, Ogunrombi took over as Papa Ajasco.