Funke Akindele, the dynamic and talented Nigerian actress, a.k.a Jennifa has finally earned herself a role in the new series of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars. The news of her role—as a member of Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda and Hollywood’s Scarlett Johansson, Bernicio Del Toro and Chris Evans that will be featuring alongside broke on IMDB, the movie’s database website owned by Amazon.
The plot structure of the new series is rendered thus: ‘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’.
Even though this isn’t the first time a Nigerian actor will be appearing in a Hollywood movie as Omotola Jolade once did in 2010 with a brief appearance in Hit The Floor and Genevieve Nnaji in Farming, Pulse News reports that this feature is a big deal for the actress and other Nollywood actors that have been trying to break into ‘the Hollywood mainstream pool’ because ‘the film [Avengers] assembles almost all the superheroes in the franchise’.Follow us on social media