Funke Akindele and a Dora Milaje

The actress is yet to confirm or deny this story. Pulse has reached out to Akindele and her publicist for a statement on the trending story.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is the most anticipated movie of 2018, according to IMDB, and features Akindele alongside Marvel characters such as Black Panther,Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widowamong others.


Pulse Movies has put together seven things you should know about Akindele’s role in the movie.

1. The Dora Milaje (pronounced dora-meh-LAH-shay) is translated in English as“Adored Ones”

2. In the comics, the Dora Milaje are the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda.

Funke Akindele-Bello
Funke Akindele-Bello  (Press)

3. As an ancient tribal tradition, the Dora Milaje are assembled as potential queens for an unmarried king.

This is to maintain unity in Wakanda by ensuring the possibility of the king selecting a wife from any of the 18 tribes in the kingdom.

4. It’s customary for the Dora Milaje to shave their heads and have tribal markings. In 2017, Akindele shaved her head. It could be for the role, or not.

Funke Akindele shaved her head in 2017.  (Instagram//FunkeAkindele)

5. While most of the Dora Milaje are nameless, several like Okoye (played byDania Gurira) Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o)andQueen Divine Justice are the most prominent.

6. They are the most accomplished female fighting team in the Marvel Universe. With ease, they fought the master Russian assassin Black Widow and almost defeatedStorm.

The Dora Milaje in “Black Panther” movie

7. The Dora Milaje are trained to kill, but Black Panther’s orders limit them to just injuring enemies.

Funke Akindele is arguably an unrivalled A-List Nollywood star with successful works such as “Isoken” and “Jenifa’s Diary to her name.

Nigerians already took to Twitter to show their excitement.

“Avengers: Infinity War” debuts April 25, 2018.

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