Femi Ogunrombi, the beloved Nigerian actor best known for his role as ‘Papa Ajasco’ in wap TV’s comedy series of the same name, has passed away.
This news was confirmed in a Facebook post by journalist and lecturer Dr Shaibu Husseini.
He described Ogunrombi as “an ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with the National Troupe of Nigeria and one-time stand-in for ‘ Papa Ajaxco'” who would be sorely missed.
Dr Husseini’s post read: “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with the National Troupe of Nigeria 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 will be sorely missed! Journey well Sir! Goodnight Uncle Femi. Goodnight Sir.”
Prior to his acting career, Ogunrombi studied music and drama at Obafemi Awolowo University, going on to become a multi-instrumentalist and composer as well as a music director, film director and voice trainer.
In addition to the National Troupe of Nigeria and Wap TV, he also worked with Tenstrings Music Institute among many other roles.
This article was updated 1 month ago