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HUSHPUPPI : How An Okrika Dealer Joined Nigeria’s High And Mighty

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Hushpuppi has been in the news for days now over his arrest by Interpol and the FBI for fraud . 

Naija News NG reports that the Dubai based Nigerian big boy who showcases his luxury life on Instagram was arrested with his friends , Mr Woodberry and Efe in Dubai by Interpol and the FBI .

To understand who Hushpuppi is , his growing up and how he became the super rich Hushpuppi, Omo Eko Pataki wrote:

The Ramoni we knew :

Ramoni that used to hustle okrika clothes in Berlin, Lagos Island. That is where he got the nickname “Hushpuppi “ after those dockside shoes of same name he used to wear to Lagos Island.

Ramoni that would dress up in Second -hand designer clothes outside his mum’s shop on Ogunmefun Street behind Adaranijo Market before she started selling prepared Indomie.

He always had a love for clothes. That was his passion. Just like the average Lagos boy. He loved designer clothes and the good things of life. So, so he started doing “yahoo yahoo”. Then he upgraded into “wire wire” .

Few weeks ago , One “Yahoo “ boy that lives on my street in Lekki , Lagos we call “Money Order” called me on WhatsApp . “Elegbon Agba, kilo n shele , how e Dey go? Owo stimulus lawa n gba Bayi oo” . I was confused . Stimulus checks for Nigerians in Nigeria ?
These boys no go kill person.

But , Ramoni “Hushpuppi” Igbalode thrived because we indulged him. Nigerian media outlet praised him. No questions. No deep dig. Nigerian Media continues to fail Nigeria. The most intelligent journalists in Nigeria aspire to work for politicians or people in government . That’s the goal. Get into government house and start talking trash.
Tolu Ogunlesi and Ruben Abati are classic examples .

Let’s NOT forget Hushpuppi a career scammer was courted for friendship by Nigerian leaders @DinoMelaye , Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and his masquerade looking wife Sal invited him to their parties and even your fav ‘almost president ‘ Atiku Abubakar danced with him at his son’s wedding in Dubai.

#Hushpuppi was heading to the Nigerian Senate , that pit of criminals !
How audacious that you Ramoni Hushpuppi will scam the United States of America at its most vulnerable Moment ? $35M meant for Ventillators and over $100M meant for Covid19 stimulus.

For now, he might end up in San Quentin prison for a very long time.
Have a nice time there.

Yinka “Nature” Oluwakuse , publisher of the now defunct lifestyle magazine Island Diary Lagos.