Monday, May 20, 2024

Papa Ajasco stand-in actor, Ogunrombi is dead

Actor and music teacher, Femi Ogunrombi who played the role of Papa Ajasco in Wale Adenuga’s TV comedy series, Papa Ajasco and Company is dead.

Ogunrombi reportedly died yesterday (Saturday) evening.

His death was announced via a Facebook post on Saturday night by journalist and lecturer, Dr Shaibu Husseini.

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, highlifist 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.”

Femi Ogunrombi studied music and drama at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

He was a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music and film director and voice trainer.

Apart from the National Troupe of Nigeria and WAP TV, he also worked with Tenstrings Music Institute among others.



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