Reports reaching us now, is that the “stunt” was pulled by a hacker, who has indirectly made Funke Akindele a viral celebrity sensation.
Few days ago, Nigerian media went agog with news of Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele becoming part of the cast for yet to be released Hollywood superhero film “Avengers: Infinity War”.
The actress’ name was added to the movie’s website, and given the role of a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the ‘Dora Milaje’. Funke started trending on twitter and many of her fans praised her for the hardwork and consistency she’d put in the industry so far.
However, while we were still basking in the euphoria that our very own Jenifa was about to become a global star, we were hit with the news that the actress was never contacted to feature in the movie. It was gathered the stunt was pulled by a hacker, who indirectly made Funke Akindele a viral celebrity sensation when Nigerians spotted the name.
The sources further revealed that the actress couldn’t acknowledge the report after it broke on Wednesday, because no role pass was made to her. The hacker’s mess has been fixed, and that’s why she’s no longer on the cast list for the movie.