American rapper, Curtis James Jackson III popular known as 50 Cent, has disclosed via an Instagram post that “Hushpuppy” series will be coming soon. Sharing some photos, he wrote:
“For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon ! GLG?GreenLightGang i don’t miss”.
Many Nigerians hit the comment section including some NollywoodCelebs to advise the 50 Cent to use a Nigerian actor.
Uche Jombo: “Please give a Nigeria actor the opportunity to play this character.”
Dave Ogbeni: “@50cent ????????”.
IK Ogbonna: “❤️”.
Deyemi Okanlawon: “Yo @50cent… I’ll love to audition to play Hushpuppy! ?? ?? ??”.
South African musician, Refiloe Phoolo (Cassper Nyovest) reacted: “Hahahaa wtf ? hush puppy big news FR !!! Made my dayb”.
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Other reactions below.
4220_jojo: “Y’all stop making noise Nigerian actor or no Nigeria actor anyone who can play his role better would get it stop being sentimental because his from our country fine good and fair they will be Nigerian cast, but the role of hush puppy shouldn’t be given to anyone who can’t deliver 100% if you want a Nigeria actor to play the role by all means then buy your camera and go and shoot your movie by yourself”.
_chibuzorr: “Only a Nigerian that has lived in Nigeria can play this role an African American saying “their mama” is just not gonna be the same”.
naddysexy: “If you’re gonna do this, pls do it right and use a Nigerian actor to play his character, not one of y’all’s usual Hollywood actors with the fake African accent!?”.
bennioog: ‘Lol get a Nigerian with a Nigerian accent to play him please. We don’t want none of that fake cringey “African accents”’ .
thebigwoo__:” Tell the story the way it is. Don’t go telling folks he was some Kanan growing up in the suburbs of Queens with a mother who was scamming! If you gon tell the story, tell it the way it is!!! Not your own version”.
adaugosolange: “Go for it 50…. You better come here for audition and get raw scenes too. 9ja story so make it original Biko,”.
timikuti: “If you don’t get the true storyline from Hush, don’t bother. If you don’t give the man rights over the series, don’t bother. Never forget, one could tell the story of Get Rich or Die trying, if it dint have your input, and you played the character. So do what’s right or don’t bother.”
skukipeeshaun: “Sigh… I’m having mixed feelings! Nollywood how did we let this slip past us? Damn!”
ebaneilynne__: “@50cent pls let a real Nigerian man w a real accent play his character. We are tired of hearing a lot of fake accents everywhere it’s horrible”.
chulavib3s: “See Nigerian actors begging for roles Indirectly after crucifying him in comment sections ? 50cent no giving ya all roles ??”.
oyewolepat: “Only a Nigerian can kill the role. The mentality on Nigerian street is getting rich or die tryin. Remember he didn’t lift an AK.”
Hushpuppi (Ramon Abass) is a flamboyant internet personality who was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in June 2020. He was said to have defrauded over 1.9 million people. When arrested, he was extradited to the United States for trial on July 3.
On Monday, a United States District Court sitting at the Central District of California sentenced Hushpuppi to 11 years and three months’ after he was found guilty of laundering proceeds of a school financing scam, business email compromise and other fraudulent cyber schemes, according to PunchNG.