By Amaka Agwuegbo
Mr. Femi Ogunrombi, former Papa Ajasco, has produced a new epic Yoruba movie, Aramotu. The feature film, about a heroine who lived ahead of her time, is meant to challenge modern day woman as an inspiration to actively engage in meaningful activities that would change her society and the nation at large.
According to Ogunrombi, Aramotu is a film every African woman must watch. It is also a lesson for the men to learn to appreciate and respect womanhood.
Femi Ogunrombi was the face of Papa Ajasco, a TV family comedy. An enthno-musicologist with tutelage from masters like Dr. Ademola Adegbite and Pa Christopher Oyesiku, he has made his mark in creative activities both in drama and music, spanning over 25 years.
He is a recipient of many local and international awards, most notably in 1995 when he was awarded a gold plaque and a Diploma Certificate in Creative Composition in North Korea for performing a song in that language.
He is also the Founder and Director of the famous Ayoro Voices, a performing choral group in the University of Ife.