JUST IN: Papa Ajasco bows out

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Femi Ogunrombi, a foremost Nollywood actor who is popularly known by his stage name, Papa Ajasco, is dead.

Ogunrombi’s demise was confirmed in tweet by a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu on his Twitter handle on Sunday morning.

“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 Ogunrombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening (Saturday),” he wrote.

Ogunrombi was popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series, Papa Ajasco.

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Ogunrombi took over the character, Papa Ajasco, when the former character, Abiodun Ayoyinka pulled out of the show.