When Nigerians heard that Funke Akindele Bello had been cast as one of the Dora Milaje guards, the reactions were varied but largely positive. The pride was apparent and the immediate commitment to making the movie sell out in cinemas was beyond obvious.
However a series of changes have occurred since then: first Funke Akindele’s name was removed from the IMDB cast list. This was attributed to the fact that the website had been hacked and Funke had never been part of the cast. Since Funke Akindele had never talked about getting the role, it was not a big deal.
Then they added Genevieve Nnaji to the list to take the place of Funke as one of the ‘Dora Milaje’ guards. Trust Twitter to have their own opinions on the matter. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
The largest majority of the people are confused as to what is going on
Genevieve Nnaji replaced Funke Akindele as Dora Milaje on Avengers Infinity war movie cast. pic.twitter.com/gdPHDOTKpL
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) January 15, 2018
Why was Funke Akindele replaced with Genevieve Nnaji in the Avengers Cast? pic.twitter.com/4Wvog2vjYf
— Charles Enwere (@CharlesEnwere) January 15, 2018
Wait, Funke Akindele was replaced with Genevieve in Avengers? How is that possible when they’ve obviously finished acting by now
— Samir Al-Khaled (@TheSagachristos) January 14, 2018
Then the people just screaming “its not fair”
So these people decided to replace funke with Genevieve in #avengers…its not fair 😔
— ozioma uzodinma (@Ms_ozie) January 15, 2018
Marvel replaced Funke Akindele with Genevieve Nnaji 😱 in Avengers Infinity war.
Tf is all this BS
— Based on Logistics (@Iam_Abdulaxis) January 15, 2018
Then all the twitter users that are just amazed or irritated by the Hacker
Funke Akindele is not on that cast of Avengers?? Really? Someone hacked it and put Genevieve’s name? What is wrong with u people? Urgh
— ‘Bemi (@Bemi_a) January 15, 2018
The Talented hacker Altering and tampering this Avengers Website is an OG. Lmaooooo
It’s no more Funke Akindele it’s now Genevieve? 😀😀😭 pic.twitter.com/9AgqFeRh8O
— SubDeliveryTwit (@SubDeliveryTwit) January 15, 2018
Then of course, we have the ‘team proud’
Funke Akindele’s name removed from Avengers cast list, replaced with Genevieve Nnaji… They needed nothing but the Best Igbo’s representing my next world i will be an Igbo man..You don’t need to tell a blind man that there is salt in the Soup… Adanne make us proud.. pic.twitter.com/lhaUZp7EFa
— Real Life Savage (@Succesfulrankin) January 15, 2018
They’ve switched Funke Akindele from Avengers infinity with Genevieve Nnaji not bad still proudly Nigeria.. Some pipo will be vexing now.. pic.twitter.com/R6rmeQiMAy
— LegendrY Peters (@LegendryPeters) January 15, 2018
The Sceptics are always present and once again they are not left out
how legit is this Genevieve Nnaji Avengers news? pic.twitter.com/MeILLFkA1n
— MORPHEUS (@WilkieMofe) January 15, 2018
First it was Funke Akindele on Avengers: Infinity War and now it’s Genevieve Nnaji. Who would it be next week?
Take a guess! pic.twitter.com/1O2HHqrtz1
— Eric Okafor (@KneWKeeD) January 14, 2018
Lol Genevieve is gonna be in Avengers :Infinity war 😂 pic.twitter.com/PDSXqccGDX
— Houdini (@jesuis_Titanium) January 14, 2018
Then this aunty is just on her own
— ZION 🇳🇬 (@Blackdot_Mandy) January 14, 2018
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