Some hours ago, 50 cent via his official Instagram page had announced plans to release a movie series based on notorious Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abass better known as Hushpuppi.
Recall Essenceloaded reported that Hushpuppi has been sentenced to 11 years in jail by the United States Central District Court in California after he was found guilty of laundering proceeds of a school financing scam, business email compromise and other fraudulent cyber schemes.
Note that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in June 2020, for defrauding over 1.9 million people, majority of whom were Americans.
He was afterwards extradited to the United States for trial on July 3, the same year.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in money laundering with multiple people within and outside the US to ladder the proceedings.
Sharing pictures of the convict, 50 Cent made it known via his IG page account that he was working on a movie project based on Hushpuppi’s story.
He wrote; “For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon ! GLGGreenLightGang i don’t miss .”
See his post below;
Reacting to this, Reno Omokri via his official Facebook page chides rapper 50 cent over the planned movie on Hushpuppi as he noted that he is not impressed with his decision as it’s not a good one for the image of Nigeria as a country.
He wrote; “Not impressed by 50 Cents planned movie on Hushpuppi. It will further tank Nigeria’s already battered image.
Many positive things come out of Nigeria, like Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, the first man to successfully perform surgery on an unborn baby outside its mother’s womb, and restore it back in its mum’s womb after the procedure.
Do a movie about those! If 50 Cent really wants to do a movie about fraud, then he should consider doing one on Bernie Madoff, an American who stole $50 billion, thereby pulling off the biggest heist ever on Earth. #TableShaker.”
See screenshot of his post below;
See reactions that follow Reno Omokri post as 50 Cent set to produce series on Hushpuppi below;
josh2funny: He’s right, 50 cent can even do a movie about the Fastest Reader in the world that’s from Nigeria .
maryremmynjoku: We tell stories we want to tell. Uncle can tell the good stories if he wants. Pablo Escobar put his country on the map.
teeh_lyfstyle: Reno is right. If you wanna make a movie about Nigeria so bad let it be of good.
ichie_agu1: US dey act movies both the good and the bad one’s happening to them e reach Nigeria turn una dey claim holy but una no holy! He will act produce the movie and it will sale. Y’all should stop fraud starting from our leaders .
itz_i_bobbytee: Make una calm down, we have tinder swindler, money heist, el chapo, Escobar, 24hrs heist… we all watch it and you all love it lol , now it’s our turn una start to dey write notes.
kinky_vee: Reno is absolutely right!!! Many Nigerians doing big positive successfully things around the world but it’s Hushpuppi He wants to make a movie for.