After it was revealed Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele aka Jenifa will star in Marvel’s upcoming heavyweight movie, Avengers: Infinity War, the role of the Nigerian superstar has been revealed.
According to the character profile on Marvel’s website, Funke Akindele would be playing a member of the Dora Milaje pronounced as “dora-meh-LAH-shay”.
This role will see the Nigerian screen goddess join a female team of personal bodyguards for Black panther, all recruited from Wakanda. Apart from their protective function, they are a group of powerful and superior Wakandans.
The Dora Milaje were assembled as a group of potential suitors for king. The Wakandans put forth a daughter from every tribe to maintain peace and ensure every tribe had a chance at the crown.
As shocking as this may sound, the Wakandans traditionally speak in Hausa dialect, though only to the king and to each other.
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