The social media has reacted with mixed reactions after American rapper, Curtis ‘50 cent’ Jackson announced his plans to release a TV series about Nigerian Instagram influencer, Ramon Abbas aka ‘Ray Hushpuppi’
Hushpuppi, who was described by the FBI as one of the world’s most prolific money launderers, was recently sentenced to 11 years imprisonment in the U.S, for his efforts to launder millions of stolen dollars.
Announcing his plans to adapt the true life story of Huspuppi in a series, 50 Cent shared pictures of the Nigerian socialite on his official Instagram and Facebook pages.
“For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon,” the rapper who owns the G-Unit Films and Television Inc. announced.
His post has continued to generate different feedback while actors lobby for roles in the docu-movie, many Nigerians aired their different opinions about the project.
Nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon pitched his tenth for the Hushpuppi’s movie role, “Yo @50Cent… I’ll love to audition to play Hushpuppy.”
Supporting his colleague, actress Ufuoma Mcdermott said, Deyemi – you’ll kill this role. You are best suited to play Hushpuppi.”
“Please give a Nigeria actor the opportunity to play this character,” a veteran Nollywood star, Uchd Jombo urged the American rapper.
One-half of the Afrobeat music duo, Skuki Peeshaun expressed his mixed feelings saying: “Sigh… I’m having mixed feelings! Nollywood how did we let this slip past us? Damn!”
A fan Laureta Amoni said: We Nigerians are wonderful people all over the world, though really can’t wait to see the series.
“Oh, my guy hush has made it big. 50 cent now linking up with Hush baby,” said MooreLighti
Another fan, Odey Paul Linus : 50 u got to come to Lagos to film this series, it got to be real.
A fan praised 50 Cent for his decision, “50 Cent is filled with ideas and money making damn big man doing big things always.
“Here is an actor that can accurately portray Hushpuppi – Jim Iyke,” another fan with an Instagram handle, Magautos commented.
Also, Ebaneilynne says “50Cent please let a real Nigerian man with a real accent play his character. We are tired of hearing a lot of fake accents.