Legendary comic actor, Femi Ogunrombi, who is popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series “Papa Ajasco” is dead.
This has been confirmed by a Theatre practitioner, Shaibu Husseini.
Although the details given by Husseini is quite sketchy, he, however, confirmed that the seasoned Thespian breathed his last on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
“I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with the NationalTroupe OfNigeria 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,” he wrote on his social media pages.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Ogunrombi took over the character, Papa Ajasco when the former character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, pulled out of the show and he carried on with the role while it lasted.
Ogunrombi, popularly known for his bald head, was the Director of Studies at the Pencil Film and Television Institute, Lagos. He has over three-decade experience as a musicologist.
He studied at Studied at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife, after his secondary school at Adventist Grammar School, Ede, Nigeria.