Another wave of death has hit the Nigerian movie industry following the death of actor, Femi Ogunrombi of the Papa Ajasco fame.
Ogunrombi, who is popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series, Papa Ajasco, was confirmed dead by Shaibu Husseini, a theatre practitioner.
Although, the details given by Husseini as of Saturday evening was 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 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 was 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 wrote on his social media pages.
Femi 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 admiringly and impressively while it lasted.