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Monday, 5 February 2018

Saraki fights against the removal of Funke Akindele's name from "Avengers: infinity wars' movie Stating the reason why her name must be included

Senate President and Chairman of the
National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki has
advised Marvel Studios to feature Nigerian
actress, Funke Akindele, in the upcoming
movie, ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’.
Saraki, who spoke at Georgetown University
in the US over the weekend, urged Marvel to
cast the actress in the movie to increase its
African audience.
DAILY POST had reported that Akindele’s
name was removed on the popular movie
review website, IMDB, where they had
revealed she will act alongside international
movie stars, Robert Downey Jr and Chris
Hemsworth, in Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers:
Infinity Wars’.
According to him, Nigerian entertainment
industry had recorded a rapid change and
her stars are known all over the world.
“Nollywood is the second largest movie
industry in the world; and is another bold
example of people creating a value chain.
“When the first video featured in what would
become known as Nollywood, a film called
‘Living in Bondage’ was released in the
mid-90s; few could have imagined the huge
industry it would spawn, but here we are
today.
“Nollywood stars are known the world over,
and the industry employs thousands of
Nigerians. So influential are these stars that,
when news spread recently that a major
Nollywood star had been cast in a small role
in a Hollywood film, Marvel’s ‘Avengers:
Infinity War’, Nigerians went wild.
“It turned out to be fake news, but maybe
we are on to something. Marvel Studios, if
you are listening, if you want an audience of
millions in Africa for your upcoming film,
then there is a casting decision you need to
make.”

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