A concerned Nigerian man has begun a petition to stop the planned Hushpuppi TV series from moving forward.
News broke out about a week ago that popular American singer and actor 50 Cent had begun plans to make a TV series based on the life of Nigeria’s most infamous crime export of the moment, Hushpuppi. Now a man identified as Samuel Effiong has taken it upon himself to start an online petition to prevent the series from moving forward.
Explaining his reason for starting the petition, Samuel Effiong wrote:
“I am disappointed by 50 Cent’s recent announcement about a planned movie series on Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as Hushpuppi, a convicted felon currently serving 11 years in a maximum security prison in the U.S over cybercrime or “yahoo yahoo” as it is popularly called in Nigeria, this proposed series will further tank Nigeria’s battered image as it will reinforce stereotypes about all Nigerians being scammers.
“Furthermore, this plan would not only make Hushpuppi rich, as he would have to be paid for rights, but it would also encourage and glamourize cybercrime. This has to be stopped. Join me to call on 50Cent to stop the Hushpuppi series.”
50 Cent is not the only one preparing to make content and money off Hushpuppi’s story. Mo Abudu of EbonyLife Studio had earlier acquired the rights to a Bloomberg article “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master,” chronicling the former influencer’s life.
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