Papa Ajasco, Femi Ogunrombi, Has Passed On
Femi Ogunrombi, a renowned Nollywood actor who filled in for Papa Ajasco in the well-known 1996 sitcom, has passed away. Dr. Shaibu Hussseini, a theatre professional, journalist, and educator, reported the veteran’s passing on Sunday.
He tweeted, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with @NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular @waleaden’gaproAjasco’ Series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD.”
When posting on social media, Mayowa Adenekan, a digital journalist and talent manager, stated that the late actor filled in for the original Papa Ajasco character, who had to cancel.
“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 wrote.
Ogunrombi studied music and drama at”Obafemi Awolowo University in the early years before becoming a multi-instrumentalist, music educator, composer, actor, producer, and director of music and film. The Ayoro Voices is a choir that he established and led. This ensemble served as the OAU’s cultural ambassador from 1980 and 1983. OgOAU’sbi began working as a music instructor with the National Troupe of Nigeria in 1994. He attained the title of Director of Music by 1998. He established and directed the National Choir, and in 1998, he quit his job as an official to start his own music company.