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