Nollywood comic actor Femi Ogunrombi, popularly known as Papa Ajasco, has died.
Husseini Shaibu, a theater practitioner, confirmed it on Twitter early Sunday.
- Announcing his death, Shaibu wrote in a tweet: “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former music instructor with @NATIONALTROUPE and once substituted for the character ‘Papa Ajasco’ in Wale Adenuga’s popular production comic series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi! is dead!
I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Professor of Music withand once replaced the character of ‘Papa Ajasco’ in the popular ‘Papa Ajasco’ Comic Series Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD!
Good trip sir
— Husseini Shaibu, PhD (@igalaman)
Ogunrombi was popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series Papa Ajasco, a character he took on after Abiodun Ayoyinka, the former character, dropped out of the show which focuses on the Ajasco family and their interactions with others.
He was known as a comic actor, music director, and producer in the film industry.
He was the music director of the Nigerian National Company.