Actress Funke Akindele to speak Hausa in upcoming Hollywood movie

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, aka Jenifa, has been announced to star in Marvel’s upcoming movie, Avengers: Infinity War.

According to the character profile on Marvel’s website, Funke Akindele will be playing a member of the Dora Milaje pronounced as “dora-meh-LAH-shay.”

The role will see the Nigerian screen goddess join a female team of personal bodyguards for Black Panther, all recruited from Wakanda. 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 the king. The Wakandans put forth a daughter from every tribe to maintain peace and ensure every tribe has a chance at the crown.

The Wakandans traditionally speak in Hausa dialect, but only to the king and to each other.

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