JANUARY 11, 2018 – Twitter is abuzz over the appearance of Nigeria’s Nollywood star, Funke Akindele in Hollywood’s flick Avengers: Infinity War .
The film is an American superhero film based on Marvel Comics superhero team ‘The Avengers’.
Funke played the role of a Dora Milaje member in the film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. In the list of the cast, she is named as No. 70. The Nigerian actress plays as a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the ‘Dora Milaje’ – who are a team of women who serve as the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther.
The film is set for release 25 April in the Netherlands.
It tells the story of how the Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos.
“On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
Funke Akindele was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria as Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde. She is known for the popular Jenifa Diary , Agbefo (2006) and 13th Day: Ojó ketàlá (2005) and now she will add Avengers: Infinity War (2018) to her CV.
Here are some of the comments, some hilarious, on Funke’s appearance in the Avengers film has been attracting on Twitter`:
That’s will increase Funke Akindele popularity to the international level… that’s really cool
— Habeeb odunayo (@colonelsmally) January 11, 2018
put your mind in accomplishing something, it doesn’t matter how long it takes you will definitely reap the fruits. Funke Akindele has made us proud
— Onyeka Ifeanyi Joshua (@JoshXclusive) January 11, 2018
Super excited that Funke Akindele has a role in the upcoming Avengers movie..but I also see this as a challenge to Nollywood – Nigeria has amazing stories with mythical creatures – Sango, Amadioha etc, we have the talent too #MaxBreakfast
— debbie.com.ng (@DebsExtra) January 11, 2018
I’m heading to imo to see if arrangements are being made for a funke akindele statue.. Rochas do something Asap pic.twitter.com/Umcfju5fXH
— Made In Nigeria (@kay_esin) January 11, 2018
These people seem to love Funke Akindele a lot, hmmmmmmmm pic.twitter.com/3esQmgSnYY
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) January 11, 2018