11th January, 2018
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele-Bello, has been listed among the cast in the upcoming Marvel movie, “Avengers: Infinity War.”
According to IMDb, the movie database website owned by Amazon, Akindele-Bello a.k.a Jenifa, will play a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the Dora Milaje Wakanda’s all-female Special Forces unit from the Black Panther comics.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018. A sequel is planned for May 3, 2019.
Akindele-Bello is currently playing the lead character in the hit TV show Jenifa’s Diary.
The show is a spin-off from the movie titled, `Jenifa.’
Akindele-Bello came to limelight after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom; I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.
In 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.