This week, we learnt that Funke Akindele, award-winning Nigerian actress will be making her Hollywood debut in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Funke will be playing the role of a Dora Milaje — all female personal body guards of Black Panther — member in the movie as published on IMBD.
Multi award-winning Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele (@funkeakindele) is a cast in Avengers – Infinity War. She plays the role of one of The Black Panther's guards, the Dora Milaje. pic.twitter.com/e5Ghhg3nHH
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) January 10, 2018
The new Avengers movie is set for release this year and Nigerians cannot wait to storm the cinemas to support their own. Below are reactions to the news on social media.
Nigerian and proud…of Funke Akindele
Yo Funke Akindele is a cast on Avengers infinity war. So so happy for her. She deserves alllllll of it
— Uwani Aliyu (@TheUwaniAliyu) January 10, 2018
— KleoPatra (@ms_roszy) January 10, 2018
From "I need to know" to "Jenifa" to "The Avengers"
From Ayetoro to the World
Hardwork puts you where good luck can find you. Congratulations to Funke Akindele on this achievement pic.twitter.com/9EHgp2GnK3
— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) January 10, 2018
This life is just very funny. One would have thought Genevieve, Kate Henshaw and the likes stood a higher chance at breaking into HollyWood, but see Funke Akindele, see God!
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) January 10, 2018
Even if Funke Akindele’s scene/screen appearance is 0.3174 seconds in the movie.
WE WOULD STILL BE PROUD OF HER!!!
— King..🕊 (@teddi_speaks) January 10, 2018
Funke Akindele to star in Avengers – The infinity war.
Nigeria is blessed 😀
From Davido to Wizkid to Burna Boy to Skales to Patoranking to Yung L to Funke Akindele to everyone putting Nigeria on the map, we appreciate you.
— Omope Abdulazeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) January 10, 2018
Funke Akindele will be in the Avengers; Infinity Wars movie.
Hollywood is lucky AF !
— Mr.┏̲O̶̲̅┓̲P ┏̲A̶̲̅┓ (@ogbeni_opa) January 10, 2018
Our Funke Akindele is an actress in what would be the biggest comic book movie of all time, Avengers: Infinity War.
This makes me so excited 💥 pic.twitter.com/7Eah1WVcBU
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) January 10, 2018
I heard Funke Akindele played the role of one of The Black Panther's guards, the Dora Milaje in Avengers – Infinity War.
If this is true, big congratulations to her and Nollywood in general 👌
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) January 10, 2018
Storming the cinemas for the culture
How Nigerians will step into worldwide cinemas to watch Avengers infinity war
Becos of who? Bcos of Funke Akindele pic.twitter.com/DlnRyAyZjd
— Jèfé Juān Jọsé #BBNaija (@Jefe_says) January 10, 2018
Me going to watch Avengers: Infinity War when it comes out because Funke Akindele is there pic.twitter.com/37F0rLCB1o
— Ewuoso Olubukayo (@Bukayor_BK) January 10, 2018
Funke Akindele in Infinity Wars!!! We are picking and wearing Aso-Ebi that day so we all show up at the cinema like this. They will take! pic.twitter.com/a34UDvCALK
— Oyindah (@YorubaChic) January 11, 2018
— Fẹ́mi 🇳🇬 🇿🇦 (@FemiYB) January 12, 2018
my fellow Nigerians. once we see funke akindele in the avengers. Let's make it a priority to pause the movie and sing the national anthem at the cinema.
don't worry….they 'll pause it for us. they won't want to die
— Legal Adviser – Yoruba Demon (@LaniAndLaw) January 12, 2018
Nigerian cinemas better be ready to pause the scene(s) where they'll show Funke Akindele in Infinity Wars.
— Akin (@akintundeaiki) January 11, 2018
can't wait to shout "FUNKEEEEE" during funke akindele's scene in afenjas
— Fàji (@fajinextdoor) January 11, 2018
“My name is Jenifa”
Just imagine Funke Akindele in the movie like
“Ello Captin Umrica, Aws you??” pic.twitter.com/YlYwNZuczT
— ᴜɴᴄʟᴇ ʟᴏʟᴜ (@LoluOlateru) January 10, 2018
Funke akindele on avengers infinity war:
"Elloo?!! Xcuse me kaptain! My oga is norr in righ now! You can't pass righ now o!" pic.twitter.com/r5ghnOdIjV
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem__O) January 11, 2018
Read more reactions here and other trending topics on social media this week below.
Fulani herdsmen strike again
In last week’s roundup, we reported that Fulani herdsmen attacked Tiv communities in Benue state as they have in other states across Nigeria. This week, in a fresh attack, herdsmen invaded a Mobile Police camp in the Logo Local Government of Benue State, killed two policemen and burnt some houses in the area after the attack.
Fulani herdsmen attacked Mopol camp in Benue, killed two policemen by SLITTING their THROATS.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) January 9, 2018
How could Fulani herdsmen even break into a mopol camp and kill two police officers? Ears are not even suppose to hear such bullshit. Nigeria is in a big mess.
— Alabo Roland 🇳🇬 (@Roland_speaks) January 9, 2018
Just now, we heard news of the herdsmen attacking the camp of Mobile policemen, Mopol 13 in Benue, killing two officers by slitting their throats. Do you call people who could invade the camp of mobile policemen in a guerilla manner & overpower armed Mopol mere Fulani herdsmen?
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) January 9, 2018
Following the death toll of victims of these attacks, the Benue State govenment conducted a mass burial for the 73 victims of the attack yesterday. Indegenes of Benue state and other Nigerians took to social media to mourn the dead using the #BenueMourns hashtag. Here are a few of them.
I just viewed some pictures from #BenueMourns and my eyes are flooded with tears and my heart burning with anger.
This Government is using sentiments to gamble with the lives of its citizens and it's too bad! These Fulani Herdsmen are Terrorists and should be treated as such!
— Umeh and 99 others (@UmehOMA) January 11, 2018
And they are laid to rest, the YUSUF'S OF their families,Bread winners,mothers ,wives, #BenueMourns #BlackThursdayForBenue .
Enough is enough -Paul Unongo.
We are pushed to the wall -Gov. Ortom.
Even a goat can bit if caged- Tor Tiv .@AishaYesufu @realFFK @segalink @ShehuSani pic.twitter.com/x9PwDvz8pP
— Solomon Amande (@SolomonAmande) January 11, 2018
— Laz Apir (@lazapir) January 11, 2018
— iBelieveIN🇳🇬 (@UgohTersur) January 11, 2018
Though you were violently murdered, may your souls find peace my brothers and sisters…
— Jayone (@Jaydadda) January 11, 2018
Dear @MBuhari today we mourn our people who were killed by the marauding herdsmen, this should've been averted if your government was responsible enough. Posterity shall judge you for your ineffectiveness in handling this crisis. #BenueMourns #BenueLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/uL98MqMMOM
— 🏾 (@Kuma_Tor) January 11, 2018
Five full trailers loaded with corpse, 73 dead people! Meanwhile, our president seats comfortably in Abuja. Our killer's go live on news channels telling the world while they attacked and are still walking free.
— 🏾 (@Kuma_Tor) January 11, 2018
The entire nation has been thrown into mourning simply because of our leadership crisis and political illiteracy of the voting populace. We MUST learn from this. Our Children must not wear these Chains of oppression. #BenueMourns 😞 pic.twitter.com/x1hNlqF57P
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 11, 2018
Tell @MBuhari that the murdered peoples of #Benue are receiving a state Burial.
Tell him that we remember all he has said and done while our people are murdered.
Tell him the hinterlands will not forget.#BenueMourns #BenueLivesMatter
— Ghost (@SendeKamo) January 11, 2018
— Kengkeng Ati 🇳🇬 (@kengkengati) January 11, 2018
Why isn’t the government doing anything to stop these terrorists?
The situation in Benue doesn't ask for prayer. It requires responsible govt, capable institutions & empathetic leadership. Too much to ask?!
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) January 10, 2018
Just For The Sake Of Asking, Do The Arewa Consultative Forum Still Exist? Do They, Ostensibly A Socio-Cultural Organisation But Never Far From Politics When An Outsider Is President, No Longer Consider Benue, Adamawa & Taraba States To Be A Part Of The North?What Are They SAYING?
— BEEGEAGLES BLOG (@beegeaglesblog) January 9, 2018
I live in a country where Fulani herdsmen are allowed to own guns to kill innocent people in Benue over cow related issues.
In this country, SARS/police brutality is celebrated.
In this country, we have to beg the government to intervene in these serious issues.
This is Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/ydoiBlOtjO
— Paul Mogbolu (@Iammisterpaul) January 10, 2018
In response to the outcry, President Buhari, using his official Twitter account tweeted this:
Our security efforts in Benue State so far. Let me reassure all Nigerians that security of life and property continues to be top of our agenda, in line with our election pledge and promises: https://t.co/l5QE6P2K6K
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 11, 2018
According to the factsheet, the Presidency has directed the Inspector General of Police to relocate to Benue State, the Nigerian Army has deployed Special Forces to Benue, Taraba, and Nasarawa States among other actions. Read it here. Someone suggested how to stop nomadic grazing from clashing with other forms of farming in Nigeria. Read the thread here.
May the souls of the dead rest in peace.
BAAD on DSTV
For the benefit of those who couldn’t attend the fairy tale celebrity wedding of Banky W and his new bride, Adesua Etomi, DSTV aired an exclusive on Sunday night. While it was airing on TV, #BAADonDSTV was trending on social media.
The reactions ranged from “awwwwwn” to “aaahhh” because, we all love love stories. Here are a few of these reactions.
Love is so beautiful
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) January 6, 2018
Now that i'm watching #BAADonDSTV , i should have made my move on that girl earlier today 😢 Please, if you are the melanin popping girl with her mum at Mate Supermarket earlier today that greeted me, pls i'm the guy o. 😔
— Lagos Taxify Driver (@LagosUberRide) January 6, 2018
When BankyW said "I'm glad I waited, I'm so glad I didn't settle"… I almost cried. #BAADonDSTV
— SisiYėmmié.com 💛 (@Sisi_Yemmie) January 6, 2018
Bank and Adesua obviously have an infectious Chemistry.. You just watch them and love LOVE.. it's understandable why they had to keep their relationship under wraps. Wish you a long lasting eternal marriage GUYS. #BAADonDSTV #BAAD2017
— Posh (@haykyns) January 6, 2018
I was just smiling like Mumu all through the duration of "The Wellingtons"
I love love sha#BAADonDSTV
— Jayson Ubah 💭 (@iam_realjayson) January 6, 2018
There's too much romantic sauce spilling all over #BAADonDSTV ❤❤❤😍😍😍😍😭😭😭😭 oh my gash!!
— LAURA (SMALLS) (@LAyeeURA) January 6, 2018
Sliding into the DMs 101
— Elsie Godwin (@ELSiEiSY) January 6, 2018
— IG: iamdanzor (@iamdanzor) January 6, 2018
Banky W’s punchline had everyone talking
Otedola with the money.
— #ToRussiaWithCoke (@I_pissVodka) January 6, 2018
I love how BankyW said the spelling of my wife's name is Adesua without the W,I bring the W 😊😊😊 #BAADonDSTV
— Oju (@ChiefMrsMUFC) January 6, 2018
— Nneoma (@SandraChukwuude) January 6, 2018
When Banky W said "the spelling of my wife's name is A D E S U A, without the W, i bring the W" damn!! i felt that deep in my soul, i be like preaaaaaaaaach brother! The W ministry is moving higher 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 #BAADonDSTV
— LAURA (SMALLS) (@LAyeeURA) January 6, 2018
Shots fired at Oritsefemi
Remember when Oritsefemi said his wedding trended more than Davido and Wizkid’s concerts combined? Well, many people didn’t forget.
— Christian C. Ozor (@ozorcchristian) January 6, 2018
"… aunty, you know say my wedding bin pop well well. Pass Wizkid and Davido show sef. So I just wan ask weda una go like do #ORITSEFEMIonSTARTIMES, as #BAADonDSTV dey … hello … hello .. aunty … hello …" pic.twitter.com/1kpmIKrGAj
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) January 6, 2018
— Waveboy (@Tobilobaa__) January 6, 2018
— Tetrabranding (@tetratobi) January 6, 2018
If you are watching #BAADonDSTV kindly tune into NTA, Dey are showing oritsafemi's wedding..
— Mr COKER⌚ (@kingroyce01) January 6, 2018
— Mush Media (@Mush_Media) January 6, 2018
— Tomiwa_salau (@ayonzontop) January 6, 2018
— Head Girl (@Abidoyinsola) January 6, 2018
1. Guys be respectful when 🏂into a girl's DM
2. Be patient with her
3. Be a supporter of your yet to be better half
4. Pray, pray, pray
5. Ladies love yourself
— LAURA (SMALLS) (@LAyeeURA) January 6, 2018
I hope you know that someone somewhere in ABA is recording the premier of #BAADonDSTV just to sell on CD like one if those Telemundo series. 😂
— Chika Gervase (@iam_gervase) January 6, 2018
Money is good o. The couple are not even stressed. God punish poverty. #BAADonDSTV
— Josephine Atibaka (@Jossyatibaka) January 6, 2018
So no one could even video the whole thing for us that can't access DStv? Shey iwa leleyii? #BAADonDSTV
— Tonderai ❤ (@Rayyshie) January 6, 2018
Been watching with mom. And she just asked when they'll show Patience Ozokwor and Toyin Tomato…. woman thought we were watching the wedding party 2 all this time 😂😂😂😂😂my chest #BAADonDSTV
— SimkaA (@abalisimka) January 6, 2018
Banky and Adesua made money from
— JAJ 🇳🇬🇳🇬✌ (@Jajdgenius) January 6, 2018
— BonggisMovieReview (@BonggisR) January 6, 2018
Read more here.
Temi Otedola was scammed
On Tuesday this week, Temi Otedola, daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi otedola tweeted this:
Damn. Woke up to find out someone had been online shopping with my card whilst I slept. Card fraud is savage. Now I’m away from home till Thursday with a cancelled card
— Temi Otedola (@jtofashion) January 9, 2018
Here are few reactions to her tweet:
Some people sympathised with her
Sorry abt that tho… Allow me pay your bills till thursday
— Aremu (@Adeniyi__aremu) January 9, 2018
Sorry Bae!!!! Be careful next time.
— **V I N C E N T I N O** (@vincentAyara1) January 11, 2018
Sorry about that
— victor james (@victor_james37) January 10, 2018
Pele temi.. Is someone close to you dat must av done that, trust me.
— Enimofe Oyato (@oyato_enimofe) January 10, 2018
Here, Nigerians were being Nigerians
I can borrow you my last 2k till you can afford to pay me back
— MOBLET (@moblet02) January 9, 2018
Sorry love, DM me your Acc details lemme top up your Acc.
— Naira4Dollar (@Naira4Dollar) January 9, 2018
Sincerely I feel your pain. Send me your account number so I salvage the situation with #1000
— Isaac Olukomogbon (@IOlukomogbon) January 10, 2018
no worry dem go soon hack ur twitter Acc carry am go Ghana dey use am advertise Ghana jollof
— dj_sax (@ballotelli3653) January 10, 2018
Pele dear…..we all know that feeling. I was sleeping too and my guy ate my indomie. It was Damn painful. I mean who does that?
— Plenty (Baba efizi) (@plenty_efizi) January 10, 2018
I would sympathize but I can't relate. Too broke to own a credit card
— Realest PhlegSan (@realestphlegsan) January 10, 2018
They have suspects
It’s your boy eeeazi
— Terry (@Terrybrainz) January 10, 2018
— CHIMA (@chimaofficial) January 10, 2018
Did you and Mr Eazi visit Dammy Krane recently? 🤔🤔
— Odion (@Odion__s) January 9, 2018
She started the tweet with Damn. Me tot she typed Dammy
— iamdjskillz (@djskillz247) January 11, 2018
U have been Dammy Kraned pic.twitter.com/ckQgtCjSCV
— Mayor Of Lagos (@gloverblogg) January 9, 2018
Take it EAZI….Someone is trying to CUPPY dammy krane
— Fresco-Flint (@AAAlamin_) January 9, 2018
So Temi Otedola said card fraud happened on her card and someone said "it's your boy Eazi" Nigerians oh 😂😂
— Simply MsBee (@MsBeesKitchen) January 9, 2018
@Viva_SFGM is dammy krane your friend?
— demmylee(YoPierre) (@greatdemmy) January 9, 2018
MR EAZI :Bro it worked😀😀
D.KRANE:Ahh real G..50-50 straight
MR EAZI:Dat eazy???
D.KRANE:oya send pin mke I check something
— MINTY (@mintyspecial) January 9, 2018
Information Reaching us As Alleged Dammy is a SUSPECT.. But just take it EAZI on Him..
— Olutified⚪ (@Kandel_Pariz) January 9, 2018
have you asked Eazi?
— TOLUWANI OLUKOTUN (@_bills_olukay) January 9, 2018
Take it EAZI dear. pic.twitter.com/VQ93OzeyfX
— Utd_Fan (@UtdFan4) January 9, 2018
Read more reactions here.
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