Papa Ajasco and Company: What is it all about?
Papa Ajasco and Company is a popular Nigerian family TV programme that was created in 1996.
The prolific producer of ‘This Life’ and ‘Super Story’ series, Wale Adenuga, created Papa Ajasco and Company as a spin-off of a movie bearing the same title, which was produced in 1984. Wale Adenuga revealed that the lead character in the popular comic ‘Ikebe Super’ inspired the lead character, Papa Ajasco.
Papa Ajasco and Company, which was also known as Ajasco Family, centres on the lives of the Ajasco family and their interactions with neighbours and friends.
There’s hardly any household who didn’t anticipate watching the comedy series every week. The characters, Papa Ajasco, Mama Ajasco, Bobo Ajasco, Miss Pepeiye, Boy Alinco, and Pa James, are hilarious characters that kept us glued to the TV. Every 90s children will definitely relate with the phrase ‘Ojigbijigbi!’ and the comical walking steps of Boy Alinco
The comedy show makes use of comic interpretations to reflect on major societal issues.
Papa Ajasco is one of the most popular TV shows in Nigeria till date. The television show was debuted in Ghana in the year 2000. Papa Ajasco earned the award as the ‘Best Comedy on Television’ in Ghana. It was also watched in African countries such as Guinea, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
Papa Ajasco and Company has won several awards such as the NTA Awards for ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ in 2002 and the National Institute of Marketing ‘Best Marketed TV Comedy’ in 2005.
Who is Papa Ajasco?
Abiodun Ayoyinka, popularly known by the stage name, Papa Ajasco, is a popular comic actor.
Papa Ajasco is the lead character in Papa Ajasco and Company. He is well-known for his signature style of putting on a shirt and wrapper instead of a pair of trousers.
Despite being married, Papa Ajasco is known as a promiscuous man who chases everything in skirts.
Papa Ajasco: Cast of Artists
Papa Ajasco– Papa Ajasco is a wealthy, bald-headed man who has the habit of womanizing. He is the husband of Mama Ajasco and the father of Bobo Ajasco. His protruding belly and unique style of hitting his head are enough to make you chuckle.
Mama Ajasco– Mama Ajasco is the wife of Papa Ajasco, who never fails to rebuke her husband for chasing everything in skirts.
Bobo Ajasco– Ajasco’s only child, Bobo Ajasco, is a mischievous child with no interest in studying. He usually wears a pointed cap with the letter ‘A’ inscribed on it.
Boy Alinco– A quirky man with a funny style of walking. Boy Alinco has a playboy character. He also has a signature dressing of putting on a tight pair of trousers with suspenders and rounded spectacles.
Pa James– An elderly man who mostly does unintelligent things.
Miss Pepeiye– A materialistic lady who is also a teacher to Bobo Ajasco.
Papa Ajasco Net worth
No verified information has revealed the net worth of Papa Ajasco. However, the producer of Papa Ajasco, Wale Adenuga, is allegedly worth over $4 million.
Wale Adenuga upgrades the popular TV show by producing Papa Ajasco Reloaded, a comic satire created to blend with the latest trends.
Papa Ajasco Reloaded also centres on the lives of Papa Ajasco’s family and friends and still focuses on societal issues.
It is divided into 2 seasons. Season 1 is about a reality show MR & MRS TALENTED, created for married couples. Couples strive to escape eviction and win the cash prize of 50 million naira.
The TV show, which was produced in 2017, bagged a nomination at the AMVCA in 2018.
It featured notable guest stars such as Frank Doga, Ronke Oshodioke, Eniola Badmus, Moyo Lawal, Jide Awobona, and a host of others.
Season 2 of Papa Ajasco Reloaded was produced in 2018. The storyline is about the crazy adventures Ajasco gang gets involved in as rumours spread about the world coming to an end.
Major cast includes Mide Martins, Francis Odega, Adunni Ade, Hafiz Oyetoro, Melvin Oduah, Woli Arole, and so on.
- Maryam AbdulWahab is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger. She is also a graduate of Economics from Al-Hikmah University. She lives and breathes literature. When she isn’t writing prose or blog posts, she is reading a fiction work or studying events around her. She writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can find more of her works on her website.