This week, we learnt that Funke Akindele, award-winning Nigerian actress will be making her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Funke will be playing the role of a Dora Milaje — all female personal body guards of Black Panther — member in the movie as published on IMBD.
Multi award-winning Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele (@funkeakindele) is a cast in Avengers – Infinity War. She plays the role of one of The Black Panther's guards, the Dora Milaje. pic.twitter.com/e5Ghhg3nHH
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) January 10, 2018
The new Avengers movie is set for release this year and Nigerians cannot wait to storm the cinemas to support their own. Below are reactions to the news on social media.
Nigerian and proud…of Funke Akindele
Yo Funke Akindele is a cast on Avengers infinity war. So so happy for her. She deserves alllllll of it
— Uwani Aliyu (@TheUwaniAliyu) January 10, 2018
From "I need to know" to "Jenifa" to "The Avengers"
From Ayetoro to the World
Hardwork puts you where good luck can find you. Congratulations to Funke Akindele on this achievement pic.twitter.com/9EHgp2GnK3
— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) January 10, 2018
This life is just very funny. One would have thought Genevieve, Kate Henshaw and the likes stood a higher chance at breaking into HollyWood, but see Funke Akindele, see God!
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) January 10, 2018
Even if Funke Akindele’s scene/screen appearance is 0.3174 seconds in the movie.
WE WOULD STILL BE PROUD OF HER!!!
Funke Akindele to star in Avengers – The infinity war.
Nigeria is blessed 😀
From Davido to Wizkid to Burna Boy to Skales to Patoranking to Yung L to Funke Akindele to everyone putting Nigeria on the map, we appreciate you.
— Based on Logistics (@Iam_Abdulaxis) January 10, 2018
Funke Akindele will be in the Avengers; Infinity Wars movie.
Hollywood is lucky AF !
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) January 10, 2018
Our Funke Akindele is an actress in what would be the biggest comic book movie of all time, Avengers: Infinity War.
This makes me so excited 💥 pic.twitter.com/7Eah1WVcBU
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) January 10, 2018
I heard Funke Akindele played the role of one of The Black Panther's guards, the Dora Milaje in Avengers – Infinity War.
If this is true, big congratulations to her and Nollywood in general 👌
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) January 10, 2018
Just For The Sake Of Asking, Do The Arewa Consultative Forum Still Exist? Do They, Ostensibly A Socio-Cultural Organisation But Never Far From Politics When An Outsider Is President, No Longer Consider Benue, Adamawa & Taraba States To Be A Part Of The North?What Are They SAYING?
— BEEGEAGLES BLOG (@beegeaglesblog) January 9, 2018
I live in a country where Fulani herdsmen are allowed to own guns to kill innocent people in Benue over cow related issues.
In this country, SARS/police brutality is celebrated.
In this country, we have to beg the government to intervene in these serious issues.
This is Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/ydoiBlOtjO
1. Guys be respectful when 🏂into a girl's DM
2. Be patient with her
3. Be a supporter of your yet to be better half
4. Pray, pray, pray
— NONSO AMADI'S WIFE 💍🎤🎶❤ (@LaurOfAttrakshn) January 6, 2018
I hope you know that someone somewhere in ABA is recording the premier of #BAADonDSTV just to sell on CD like one if those Telemundo series. 😂
— Chika Gervase (@iam_gervase) January 6, 2018
Money is good o. The couple are not even stressed. God punish poverty. #BAADonDSTV
— Josephine Atibaka (@Jossyatibaka) January 6, 2018
So no one could even video the whole thing for us that can't access DStv? Shey iwa leleyii? #BAADonDSTV