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Funke Akindele to feature in Hollywood movie, Avengers


Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello popularly known as Jenifa, has been named part of the cast in the upcoming Marvel movie “Avengers: Infinity War” and based on social media reactions, it can be said that many Nigerians are excited about it.

As seen on the movies full cast list, it was revealed that she will be a member of Dora Milaje.

The Dora Milaje is a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda.

This makes it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.

Funke will feature alongside top Hollywood actors Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth among many others.

The “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has been set for a May 4, 2018, release.

However, we can’t wait to see our Funke on the big screen when the movie premieres in May.

The storyline of the new series reads, “The Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain. ”

Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1977, in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria .She came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund sponsored TV series I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.


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