“I am not dead” Abiodun Ayonyika ‘ Original Papa Ajasco’ cries out (Video).
Veteran actor, Abiodun Ayonyika popularly known as Papa Ajasco has debunked rumours of death.
It was reported hours ago that Femi Ogunrombi, who stood in for Ayoyinka during the latter’s absence from Papa Ajasco & Company is dead.
Since the news broke out, many who are unaware that the late Ogunrombi was a replacement for the original Papa Ajasco, published his pictures in their reports on the death of Femi Ogunrombi.
Speaking out, the 63-year-old released a video on Sunday, January 15th to debunk the reports.
“My name is Abiodun Ayoyinka popularly known as Papa Ajasco. I am not dead. I am still alive. And thank you very much my fans out there for your concern. I really appreciate you people,” Ayoyinka said in the video.
Femi Ogunrombi AKA Papa Ajasco is dead
It was reported on Saturday that Femi Ogunrombi AKA Papa Ajasco is dead.
Ogunrombi who was popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series, Papa Ajasco was confirmed dead by Shaibu Husseini, a Theatre practitioner.
Although, the details given by Husseini is quite sketchy, he however confirmed that the seasoned Thespian breathed his last on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
“I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with the NationalTroupe OfNigeria and one time stand in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular WAP 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”, he wrote on his social media pages.
Mr. Femi 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.
'I am not dead' – Abiodun Ayoyinka aka Papa Ajasco
— Abiodun of Lagos (@idofoi) January 15, 2023