Ini Edo, the popular Nigerian actress, has reached out to American actor, producer and rapper, 50 Cents.
The actress urged 50 Cents to cast a Nigerian in his upcoming series about the Nigerian swindler, Ramon Abbas (aka) Hushpuppi.
The actress’ appeal comes post the producer of hit series Power, Power Book II and Power Book III: Raising Kanan announced on Instagram that he would make a story off the scam artist, after a US Court sentenced Hushpuppi to eleven years in prison.
He writes: “For my scammers I gotta do this one. Hushpuppi series coming soon! GLGGreenLightGang I don’t miss.”
Ini Edo responded with the comment “you’re welcome, Nigerian actors are your best bet.”
The actress comments resonated with that of her counterpart Uche Jumbo who had earlier pleaded with the rapper, actor and producer, to give a Nigerian actor the opportunity to play the role.
Following his sentence by a US Court, for online fraud running into millions of dollars, Hushpuppi is to make a restitution of $1.7 million to two of his victims, majority of whom were Americans. The Nigerian had a penchant for flaunting a flashy lifestyle funded by his illegally gotten wealth.