Funke Akindele To Feature In Hollywood Movie ”Avengers: Infinity War”

Set to become first Nigerian-born actor to appear in Hollywood superhero movie



Nigeria actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele has made it to Hollywood.

The actress, popularly known as Jenifa will make her debut in the American movie- ”Avengers: Infinity War”.

Her name appeared on a line-up provided by IMDb, a reputed online database known for listing latest film projects; she is number 70 on the list.

Funke Akindele played the role of a Dora Milaje member in the film.

The Dora Milaje are superior women recruited from every tribe of the fictional Wakanda who serve as the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther.

The “Avengers: Infinity War” directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018 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”.


As 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. Written by Marvel Studios.

The award winning actress was born on August 24, 1976 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

She came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.

In 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Funke Akindele also plays the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary.

The show is a spin-off from the movie titled Jenifa.

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