Femi Ogunrombi, a seasoned Nollywood actor best known as papa Ajasco, has passed away. Let’s look at papa Ajasco’s cause of death and learn more about him.
What happened to Papa Ajasco?
|Husseini Shaibu, a theatre professional, reported his death on Sunday via his Twitter account.
He wrote, “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 #waleadenugaprod comic series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is dead. “I am told that the actor, singer, highlights and trained nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening (Saturday)”
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 @waleadenugaprod Comic Series 'Papa Ajasco' Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is DEAD!
Journey well Sir pic.twitter.com/teM5MFerAY
— Husseini Shaibu, Ph.D (@igalaman) January 14, 2023
Cause of Death
Although the details given by Husseini are quite sketchy, he, however, confirmed that the seasoned Thespian breathed his last on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
At this point, it is unknown precisely what led to his death apart from the confirmation of his death and the exact cause of the death of Femi Ogunrombi was not released as well.
To learn more about Femi’s death, we are attempting to get in touch with his friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.
Who was Femi Ogunrombi ?
He was a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music and film director, and voice trainer. Ogunrombi was well-known for his part in the comedy series Papa Ajasco by Wale Adenuga.
When the previous character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, left the program, Ogunrombi assumed the role of Papa Ajasco. When the previous character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, left the show, Mr. Femi Ogunrombi took over and played Papa Ajasco for the duration of the role.
Femi Ogunrombi attended Obafemi Awolowo University to study drama and music. Along with wap TV and the National Troupe of Nigeria, he also collaborated with the Tenstrings Music Institute.
90’s Famous show
This is the famous 1990s show. when every child couldn’t wait for the time Papa Ajasco would come on TV to entertain and educate children of school-going age.
The likes of characters like Papa Ajasco and Mama Ajasco made childhood days very nostalgic and thrilling as we stayed glued to our TVs to watch and laugh our hearts out to the usual jokes and antics they displayed on set.
He is a legendary comic actor, music director, and Nigeria Producer. Femi Ogunrombi was for about a decade the Music Director of the National Troupe of Nigeria. Until recently, he played the famous comic character, Papa Ajasco, on television and was the Director of Studies at the Pencil Film and Television Institute, Lagos. He has over three-decade experience as a musicologist.
Condolences Posted on Social Media
Reacting to the news of Mr. Femi’s death, a plethora of eulogies were recorded as netizens expressed their sadness and sympathy with the entertainment industry, the family of the deceased, and Nigerians at large.
Doctor Penking Posted
Femi Ogunrombi has passed on. Papa Ajasco was an actor, singer, highlife, and trained nurse This man made our childhood. May God grant him a safe journey back home.
Adenekan Mayowa Posted
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
The veteran Nollywood actor and registered nurse, Femi Ogunrombi AKA ‘Papa Ajasco’ of the TV comedy series dead. Before his death, Ogunrombi composed over 20 national songs and was featured in many movies. May his soul rest in peace.
– Veteran actor – Femi Ogunrombi AKA Papa Ajasco, passes on. pic.twitter.com/ZvBaNnBoFQ
— Postsubman (@Postsubman) January 15, 2023
Femi Ogunrombi has passed on. Papa Ajasco was an actor, singer, highlifist, and trained nurse This man made our childhood. May God grant him a safe journey back home
Really enjoyed the show.
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