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Veteran actor ‘Papa Ajasco’ dies

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Femi Ogunrombi, a seasoned Nollywood actor better known as Papa Ajasco, is dead.

The death of Ogunrombi, well-known for his part in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series Papa Ajasco, was announced by renowned theatre professional, Shaibu Husseini.

Husseini provided only vague information, but he did confirm that the veteran actor passed away on Saturday.

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, highlifist and trained Nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening”, Husseini wrote on his social media pages.

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 while it lasted.

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