Nollywood darling and our own very ‘Jenifa’ has stepped up. Funke Akindele-Bello who is also known for her comedy series, Jenifa, will be starring in the next installment of Avengers: Infinity War. Get hype!
According to the movie’s IMDB page, the hilarious actress will be playing the role of Dora Milaje, one of Black Panther’s guards.
In the Marvel universe, the Dora Milaje are the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda. In Captain America: Civil War, it was Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, that uttered the iconic threat: “Move. Or you will be moved”.
Based on Funke Akindele’s pretty low placement on the movie’s IMDB cast list, it’s not clear whether she will actually have a speaking part or not. Well, Nigerians don’t seem to care about how big her role actually is — they are hyped nonetheless.
The movie, which will follow the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy as they battle their most powerful enemy yet, is set to be released on May 4. Before that, we will be properly introduced to Wakanda and the Dora Milaje in the Black Panther movie, due out on February 16.
See some of the best reactions from Nigerians to Funke Akindele’s casting news below:
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
Funke Akindele will be in the Avengers; Infinity Wars movie.
Hollywood is lucky AF !
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) January 10, 2018
It was a parody 5 years ago, now it’s happening. Funke Akindele is in the new Avengers! pic.twitter.com/BJRMtaE8AF
— LoluOlateru (@LoluOlateru) January 10, 2018
Just imagine Funke Akindele in the movie like
“Ello Captin Umrica, Aws you??” pic.twitter.com/YlYwNZuczT
— LoluOlateru (@LoluOlateru) January 10, 2018
Me, a Nigerian intellectual, looking for Funke Akindele in Avengers: Infinity War. pic.twitter.com/QAqOYKL6Eg
— Thr (@Desambaius) January 10, 2018
How Nigerians will step into worldwide cinemas to watch Avengers infinity war
Becos of who? Bcos of Funke Akindele pic.twitter.com/DlnRyAyZjd
— Jèfé Juān Jọsé (@Jefe_says) 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
Me going to watch Avengers: Infinity War when it comes out because Funke Akindele is there pic.twitter.com/37F0rLCB1o
— Ewuoso Olubukayo (@Bukayor_BK) January 10, 2018
Nigerians in the cinema when Funke Akindele says her one line in avengers: infinity war pic.twitter.com/FQr4MVaUib
— Oluwatimileyin (@Timi_ODST) January 10, 2018
Talk about speaking things into existence!
From a meme to real life, Funke Akindele is casted in the upcoming Avengers Film 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/J5xH4bJTaD
— OneTribeMag™ (@OneTribeMag) January 10, 2018
These people seem to love Funke Akindele a lot, hmmmmmmmm pic.twitter.com/3esQmgSnYY
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) January 11, 2018
Funke Akindele lands a role in Avengers: Infinity war
Nigerians: Our daughter pic.twitter.com/D7ViFe4qQL
— Lérd Chigbọ ā (@itschigbo) January 10, 2018
FUNKE AKINDELE IS GOING TO BE IN BLACK PANTHER?????!!!!!
I know I asked for Chiwetalu Agu to play T'Chekwube but GOD DAMN T'Chenifa will do….
T'Chenifa will DO!
— kobi (@Mhagayr) January 10, 2018
Funke akindele on avengers infinity war:
"Elloo?!! Xcuse me kaptain! My oga is norr in righ now! You can't pass righ now o!" pic.twitter.com/r5ghnOdIjV
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem__O) January 11, 2018
Funke Akindele is the Wizkid of Nollywood.
— Taofeek Oseni (@HEAD_MASTA) January 10, 2018
When the Black Panther asks Funke Akindele to take on one of the villains.
— Godwinstrings (@GodwinStrings) January 11, 2018
Funke Akindele in Infinity Wars!!! We are picking and wearing Aso-Ebi that day so we all show up at the cinema like this. They will take! pic.twitter.com/a34UDvCALK
— Oyindamola (@YorubaChic) January 11, 2018
A man was jaywalking and got stopped by the police.
POLICE: please may we know you?
MAN: I'm Mr Bello, the husband of funke akindele who starred in the Avengers – Infinity War as a Dora Milaje member, the guards of The Black Panther.
POLICE: you may go
— Yourvillagepeople (@YourVillagePeo3) January 11, 2018
Life is somehow funny. Genevieve, Kate Henshaw, Juliet Ibrahim, Omotola, and the likes had broke into the world movie records long before JENIFER and none of them break into HollyWood, but see Funke Akindele.
Look at JAH and His Mighty Deeds! pic.twitter.com/IINugKIom1
— Segun Blues (@SegunBlues) January 11, 2018
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