We all know that our very own Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele aka Jenifa has been announced to star in Marvel’s upcoming heavyweight movie, Avengers: Infinity war.

Amidst the congratulatory messages loading up on social media per second, is a question just how deep is her character and who exactly she is playing as in this movie?

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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” these role will see the Nigerian screen goddess join a female team of personal bodyguards for Black panther, all recruited from Wakanda.

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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.

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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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