The popular sitcom Papa Ajasco that airs in Nigeria to the homes of many millions of Nigerians has been popular to all since the mid-90s. The show are currently mourning as Femi Ogunrombi who played a stand-in for the character Papa Ajasco has died.
A theatre practitioner, journalist and lecturer, Dr. Shaibu Husseini, announced the death of the veteran, on his Twitter page yesterday.
“I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with @National Troupe and one time stand in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular @waleadenugaprod Comic Series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is dead,” he tweeted.
“Veteran actor Femi Ogunrombi a.k.a Papa Ajasco is dead. I see a lot of people using images of the first papa Ajasco Mr. Abiodun Ayoyinka, but the one that died is Mr. Femi Ogunrombi, the one that took over the character when Mr Abiodun Ayoyinka pulled out of the show. May his soul RIP.”