Funke Akindele This how Nigerians reacted to removal of actress’ name from “Avengers: Infinity War”
Funke Akindele is no longer listed among the full cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” on IMDb. Here’s how Nigerians reacted.
Nigerians have reacted to the removal of Funke Akindele’s name from “Avengers: Infinity War” IMDb page.
The actress’ name no longer appears on the Marvel Comics movie’s IMDb page. The movie also does not appear on the actress’ IMDb page as well.
The change came a few days after the Internet went wild when Nigerians ‘discovered’ that the Nollywood actress was listed among the full cast of the movie as a member of Dora Milaje on IMDb.
Reactions to the removal of Akindele’s name from “Avengers: Infinity War” IMDB Page
Funke Akindele’s response to appearance in “Avengers: Infinity War”
The actress was listed as one of the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda.
Akindele was initially listed alongside other cast of the most anticipated film of 2018, including Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johannson among others.
Pulse reached out to Akindele and her publicist for a statement on the trending story but got no response. Also, the actress neither confirmed or denied the story via any of her social media platforms.
Pulse also reached out to Marvel and IMDB, but is yet to get a comment.
Funke Akindele is one of Nigeria’s finest actresses. With a career that has spanned two decades, Akindele has featured in hit movies such as “Isoken,” “Jenifa,” “The Return of Jenifa’s Diary,” “Maami,” “A Trip to Jamaica” among others.
She is also popular for successful TV series “Jenifa’s Diary” and a music oriented TV series, “Industreet.”
Update: Genevieve Nnaji has been listed as a member of the Dora Milaje in “Avengers: Infinity War” on IMDB, replacing Funke Akindele.
Note: IMDb can be accessed and edited by anyone with an account.
“Avengers: Infinity War” debuts in cinemas on April 25, 2018.
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