A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has expressed his displeasure with the proposed film series by popular American rapper and producer 50 Cent.
As previously reported by The PUNCH, 50 Cent announced plans to produce a series based on Ramon Abass, a notorious Nigerian internet fraudster alias Hushpuppi.
The G-Unit Records founder shared photos of Abass via his Instagram page on Wednesday and captioned it: “Gotta do this for my cheaters. Hushpuppi series coming soon! GLG, Green Light Gang I don’t miss it. #Bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #gunitfilmandtv .”
Omokri, however, condemned the proposed production, calling it an attempt to further damage the global image of Nigerians.
According to him, there are many other notable Nigerians whose stories deserve to be told because of their positive impact in various fields.
“I’m not excited about 50 Cents planned film on Hushpuppi. It will further tarnish the already tarnished image of Nigeria,” he wrote on Thursday via his Instagram page.
He added, “A lot of positive things come out of Nigeria, like Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, the first man to operate on an unborn child outside the womb and put him back in the womb after the procedure. Make a movie about them!”
Omokri also advised the rapper to make a series of films about Bernie Madoff, a notorious American fraudster who ran the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.
He said: “If 50 Cent wants to make a movie about fraud, then he should think about Bernie Madoff, an American who stole $50 billion to pull off the biggest heist ever on earth.”