Ramon Olorunwa Abbas (born October 11, 1982) famously known as Hushpuppi, Hush, or Ray Hushpuppi is a Nigerian Instagram celebrity.
HushPuppi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Dubai after leaving Malaysia.
He loves to send positive messages on his Instagram about his life and philanthropy works.
Facts About Hushpuppi
- Full Name: Ramon Olorunwa Abbas
- Stage Name: Hushpuppi
- Born: 11 October 1982
- Age: 40 years old
- Place of Birth: Ikorodu, Lagos
- State Of Origin: Lagos State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Abbas
- Girlfriend: Amirah Dyme
- Occupation: Entrepreneur • Internet Personality
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Hushpuppi was born and raised in Lagos state Nigeria, whose parents are of the Yoruba ethnic group in Africa.
His father and mother were taxi drivers and bread sellers, respectively.
He was also a second-hand clothes seller in Lagos after an extensive interview with his neighbors.
Growing up in Lagos, Hushpuppi must have attended public school for his primary and secondary education.
Internet celebrity, Hushpuppi became successful and wealthy after he moved to Malaysia. His luxurious lifestyle and wealth made him famous and a star on Instagram. His post has to do with fancy cars, private jets, picture and elite clubs, and clothes by the most fashionable brands like Gucci.
He was remade by the title of “The Nigerian dark horse” by the people who love him on social media. Today, he is one of the most famous Nigerian diasporas with a global following of over 2.5 million followers on Instagram.
How exactly he made his money is a mystery to everyone. The media can only say that a new pape in his life opened when he decided to relocate to Malaysia.
Hushpuppi describes himself as a real estate developer. How he makes money to afford his posh lifestyle has not been fully disclosed. He once joked that he is a beggar by profession.
The source of Hushpuppy’s wealth is a bit of a mystery, but many believe he has invested in property and other lucrative businesses.
Hushpuppi‘s wealth drew the attention of crime fighters, EFCC. Investigations into how he came about the wealth led to his arrest. The masses identified no legal source to which his wealth come to be.
After much research, Hushpuppi was arrested in the United States and was charged with conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including schemes that defrauded a U.S. law firm.
Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, made headlines in 2018 demanding that the EFFC investigate Hushpuppi. He accused Hushpuppi of being a “yahoo boy” – a term given to men who carry out online crimes such as the famous 419 scam.
“I want to commend EFCC for this good job. However, more work needs to be done in this regard. There are more yahoo boys in Abuja. And another reminder. There’s this guy called Hush Puppy or something like that. Look into it,”
Deji tweeted after police arrested 57 alleged yahoo boys at clubs in Ikoyi.
Hushpuppi was arrested alongside eleven others in six simultaneous raids. Detectives seized more than 150 million dirhams (which is about $40 million) in cash, 13 luxury cars worth Dh 25 million ($7M), 15 memory storage devices, 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, five external hard drives, and 800,000 emails of potential victims alongside suitcases full of cash.
The FBI was also the backbone of his arrest, after which all investigations indicated all his transnational cybercrime.
With all the investigations of the crime fighters EFCC and FBI, Gal Pissetzky (Hushpuppi‘s lawyer ), stated that his client gets all his wealth legally from designer brands who, through the influence of Ray on social get to promote their brands.
Mr. Pissetzky, knowing his client fully well-told BBC that the United States had no authority to transport his client from Dubai. He is not a citizen of the United States, there for the U.S. had no jurisdiction to take him.
Mr. Pissetzky told the BBC that There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, the FBI filed no court documents, and it was simply a call to the FBI.