Veteran Nigerian actor Femi Ogunrombi, popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is dead.
The death of the actor was announced by a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, on his Twitter handle on Sunday, January 15.
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.”
The late Ogunrombi became popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s comedy series. He took over the character Papa Ajasco, when the former character, Abiodun Ayoyinka, pulled out of the show.
In another news, Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has opened up about her close shave with cancer disease.
She made the disclosure when hosting veteran actress Joke Silva on her cooking show, Mercy’s Menu.
Mercy said she had to undergo surgery to remove her thyroid, a gland in the throat. She said she was on strict medication to battle the disease.
The actress commended her husband for supporting her all through the medical challenges.