Oyero Abiodun Yakub
Veteran Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi popularly known for his role as Papa Ajasco has been confirmed dead.
Femi Ogunrombi is widely known for his lead character in the Wale Adenuga Productions comic series, ‘Papa Ajasco and Company’, after he took over the character, Papa Ajasco, when Abiodun Ayoyinka pulled out of the show.
It was confirmed in a post by Dr. Shaibu Husseini, a lecturer, and writer via his social handle.
He wrote, “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. Journey well sir”
The movie series started in 1996 by Wale Adenuga as ‘The Ajasco Family’, and went off air for some time. It came back on air in 2021 as The Reloaded Season 3.
The story revolves around the Ajasco family and their comedic interpretations of major societal issues. The main characters include womanizing patriarch, Papa Ajasco; his long-suffering wife, Mama Ajasco; their troublesome son, Bobo Ajasco; local playboy, Boy Alinco; promiscuous gold-digger, Miss Pepeye, and illiterate Pa James.