Funke Akindele to speak Hausa in American movie, ‘Avengers’

Funke Akindele


Funke Akindele and husband, JJC

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, aka Jenifa, has been announced to star in Marvel’s upcoming movie, Avengers: Infinity War.

According to the character profile on Marvel’s website, Funke Akindele will be playing a member of the Dora Milaje pronounced as “dora-meh-LAH-shay.”  The 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.

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Funke Akindele

The Dora Milaje were assembled as a group of potential suitors for the king. The Wakandans put forth a daughter from every tribe to maintain peace and ensure every tribe has a chance at the crown.

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The Wakandans traditionally speak in Hausa dialect, but only to the king and to each other.