Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi is dead.
Ogunrombi became well-known for his part in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series Papa Ajasco when he took over for the show’s star, Abiodun Ayoyinka, who initially left but subsequently returned.
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Theatre practitioner, Shaibu Husseini, confirmed his passing on Twitter.
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“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, highlifist and trained Nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening.”
Mayowa Adenekan, Digital Journalist and Talent Manager while also sharing the news on social media said that the late actor was a stand-in actor when the first Papa Ajasco character pulled out.
“Veteran actor Femi Ogunrombi AKA 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,” he said.