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Papa Ajasco is dead

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Femi Ogunrombi, Nigeria and Nollywood actor popular for his role as Papa Ajasco, is dead.

Confirming his death, a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, posted on his Twitter handle, @Igalaman, on Sunday that the actor died on Saturday.

His post read: “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.”

Ogunrombi, who reportedly died on Saturday evening, replaced the former character Abiodun Ayoyinka in the Wale Adenuga Productions comedy show Papa Ajasco.

Ogunrombi studied music and drama at the Obafemi Awolowo University in the early 80s. He was a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, composer, actor, producer and director of music/film.

At OAU, he founded and conducted a choral group called The Ayoro Voices.

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