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Funke Akindele Name Has Been Removed From “Avengers: Infinity War” IMDB Page

Funke Akindele’s name has been removed from “Avengers:  Infinity War” IMDb page.

On Saturday, January 13, 2017, Akindele’s name no longer appeared on the Marvel Comics movie’s IMDb page. Avengers: Infinity War also does not appear on the actress’ IMDb page as well.

This sudden development is coming a few days after the Internet went wild when Nigerians ‘discovered’ that the Nollywood actress was listed among the full cast of the movie on IMDb.

In 2013, this fake poster of Funke Akindele in a mock version of the Avengers went viral on social mediaIn 2013, this fake poster of Funke Akindele in a mock version of the Avengers went viral on social media

(Koko Feed)

The actress was listed as a member of Dora Milaje, the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda. Her IMDb page had also listed the movie as one of the films the actress has appeared in.

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.

Marvel superheroes from the Avengers movie.Marvel superheroes from the Avengers movie.

 (Wired)

Akindele was initially listed alongside other cast of the movies, including Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johannson among others.

“Avengers: Infinity War” is the most anticipated film of 2018, and assembles all superheroes in the Marvel cinematic universe.

The 1st trailer for the movie became the most-viewed trailer debut ever, with over 230 million views in its first 24 hours.

Reactions to the removal of Akindele’s name from “Avengers: Infinity War” IMDB Page

For my @TNSnigeria column, I wrote a bit about the efforts of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures to appeal to Nigerian audiences. https://tns.ng/funke-akindele-in-avengers-what-does-this-mean-for-nollywood/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 

UPDATE: Funke Akindele’s name has been removed from the film’s IMDb page. Was this studio-engineered “fake news” designed to drum up interest in the film among Nigerian audiences?

I knew it when funke Akindele did not acknowledge the receipt of your appreciation tweets towards her inclusion in the avengers that something was amiss.

 

lol people are saying they removed funke akindele’s name from the cast when she was never even a cast in the movie

I believe Funke Akindele was paid some good cash in order for Marvel to use her name as a forefront to promote Avengers not just in Nigeria but in West Africa because she’s a fan favourite & possibly the most popular actress in the region & bloody hell it paid off. https://twitter.com/NoahTsika/status/952205901188030464 

Can’t believe some Nigerians are happy Funke Akindele’s name was reportedly removed from Avengers: Infinity War cast.

It’s funny some of you were so happy funke akindele’s name was removed from avengers cast. Like we’re from another country and we’re beefing Nigerians or something. Why so happy tho?

Conspiracy theory,
Bubu bribed Imdb to put Funke Akindele up so that Nigerians would forget the Fulani herdsmen killings.😢😢

Funke Akindele is one of Nigeria’s finest actresses. With a career that has spanned two decades, Akindele has many hit movies in her filmography.

Nollywood movies turning 10 in 2018Jenifa was produced by Funke Akindele, and is turning 10 this 2018

In 2008, she released her biggest movie yet, “Jenifa,” the humorous tale of a village girl with ambitious dreams and funny mannerisms.

The hit movie produced a successful sequel and a TV series that is still ongoing.

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