Funke Akindele just got cast in the latest instalment of the Marvel Studios Avengers series to the delight of her fans all over Nigeria. The 42 year old actress was listed as a member of ‘Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female special forces unit guard’.
It’s no mean feat to be on a major Hollywood flick like this and Nigerian Twitter is basking in the euphoria of this ‘national’ achievement. Needless today, it’s been a trending topic for hours.
See how fans reacted:
Let’s start with @ogbeni_opa who thinks that Hollywood should be grateful they got Funke Akindele.
Funke Akindele will be in the Avengers; Infinity Wars movie.
Hollywood is lucky AF !
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) January 10, 2018
@Chidubem__O is imaginative with the idea that she will be cast as her alter ego, ‘Jenifa’.
Funke akindele on avengers infinity war:
“Elloo?!! Xcuse me kaptain! My oga is norr in righ now! You can’t pass righ now o!” pic.twitter.com/r5ghnOdIjV
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem__O) January 11, 2018
It is not surprising that he is not alone in this view
Just imagine Funke Akindele in the movie like
“Ello Captin Umrica, Aws you??” pic.twitter.com/YlYwNZuczT
— LoluOlateru (@LoluOlateru) January 10, 2018
This user that has the must apt version of Nigerians reacting at the cinema when they see Funke Akindele in the movie.
Nigerians in the cinema when Funke Akindele says her one line in avengers: infinity war pic.twitter.com/FQr4MVaUib
— Oluwatimileyin (@Timi_ODST) January 10, 2018
@teddi_speaks sincerely does not care how small Funke’s role is in the movie but is just proud of her.
Even if Funke Akindele’s scene/screen appearance is 0.3174 seconds in the movie.
WE WOULD STILL BE PROUD OF HER!!!
— King..🕊 (@teddi_speaks) January 10, 2018
Edikan clearly shares the same opinion as Teddi.
Funke Akindele is really in Avengers Infinity War wow
Even if she might not have a speaking role
It’s still a big deal pic.twitter.com/UQBYYS2ghf
— . edikan (@Sammie_N_IK) January 10, 2018
Even the doubting Thomas’ have had their doubts assuaged.
Someone tweeted that Funke Akindele is in Avengers Infinity War.
I googled to confirm and its TRUE!!! She’s in Wakanda 💃🏾🕺🏾 pic.twitter.com/xeTmVMvwdR
— I B I L O L A (@Lolli_phizzle) January 10, 2018
The hopefuls are definitely in on this too.
Will this funke akindele feature in Hollywood bring her a step closer to starring alongside Taraji??
Cos I’d give an arm and leg to see them together in a movie.
— Gangster Queen 👑 (@Cupidkill_er) January 10, 2018
This uncle Kampari is just a funny somebori, even if he got the movie wrong
Nigerians gotta show out en masse for Black Panther.
We gotta be in there screaming “omo re bii custard! You’re not a baaaastard!” every time Funke Akindele comes on screen. #BlackPantherMovie
— #MrKampari (@TheFolarin) January 10, 2018
Get in here Governor Rochas Okorocha: a statue in her honour is only appropriate.
These people seem to love Funke Akindele a lot, hmmmmmmmm pic.twitter.com/3esQmgSnYY
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) January 11, 2018
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