Veteran comic actor, Papa Ajasco is dead
Veteran Nigerian comic actor, Femi Ogunrombi, famously known as Papa Ajasco is dead.
In a tweet, a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, confirmed Papa Ajasco’s death on Sunday.
Shaibu’s tweet read: “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!”
Ogunrombi gained notoriety for his performance in the comedy film Papa Ajasco, a Nigerian family television sitcom.
The story centred around the Ajasco family and their comedic interpretations of major societal issues. The main characters include womanising patriarch Papa Ajasco, his long-suffering wife Mama Ajasco, their mischievous son Bobo Ajasco, local playboy Boy Alinco, promiscuous gold-digger Miss Pepeiye, and illiterate ne’er-do-wells Pa James and Pa Jimoh.
At its prime, Papa Ajasco was widely considered to be Nigeria’s most-watched comedy series, viewed weekly in twelve African countries.