It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of veteran Nigerian actor, Femi Ogunrombi best known by many as Papa Ajasco. He passed away on Saturday 14th of January 2023.
How did Papa Ajasco die ?
Ogunrombi’s name may not have been a popular one, but he remains immortalized in the hit comic story, Papa Ajasco. The series stars a womanising patriarch, a promiscuous mother and doting son who relishes the role of a lover boy – charcters which Ogunrombi brilliantly depicted in the movie. Unknown for many until his recent passing, Ogunrombi made an everlasting mark on this iconic movie, forever remembered for his role as Papa Ajasco.
Husseini Shaibu confirmed Ogunrombi’s death on Sunday with an emotional tweet that highlighted how much Ogunrombi had achieved throughout his career in the theatre industry.
Shaibu 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
What was the cause of his death ?
Veteran actor and music instructor Femi Ogunronmbi, a prominent figure in Nigeria’s national theatre troupe, has passed away. The cause of death is currently unknown, though his legacy in the performing arts industry will never be forgotten. His talent touched many lives before his sudden departure, and his influence resonates throughout the country to this day. Ogunronmbi’s legacy will always be remembered as a source of artistic inspiration that helped shape the Nigerian performing arts landscape.
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Wale Adenuga created a comedic masterpiece when he developed the Nigerian family sitcom, Papa Ajasco and Company, back in 1996. Drawing its influence from his 1984 feature film adaptation of his comic book series, Ikebe Super, Adenuga produced a truly unique program that delightfully addressed major issues in society through satire. Through it’s colorful cast of characters – Mama and Papa Ajasco, Bobo Ajasco, Boy Alinco, Miss Pepeiye, Pa James and Pa Jimoh – viewers can escape into the world of comedy while still pondering over societal problems. With its witty storylines and endearing characters, the show remains a classic staple in its native Nigeria and beyond.
Tributes pours to papa ajasco death
Chaii.. papa Ajasco, it was really fun watching him and boy Alinco dos days . Rest on Sir
Good morning. Please say these prayers: “Father, thank You that You have given me gifts and talents to fulfill my destiny, and they are different from what others have been given. Thank You for the blessing of being different and the privilege of making the most of what You’ve given me. I will be content. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Childhood was fun via your series programmes…. you”ll be greatly missed. RIP Sir.
This is not the initial papa Ajasco character (abiodun oyoyinka).this man is his replacement (Femi ogunrombi)..Rest in peace sir😔😔😔
D real papa ajasco died long time ago
Dis was a replacement of him
Rest In Peace sir
May your soul continue to rest in peace Sir.
Thanks for all your advice and unforgettable memories. we’ll miss you Daddy