The Nollywood superstar’s name had appeared among the movies cast on Amazon-owned movie database, IMDb.

The news had created huge interest among Nollywood lovers, who were very eager to see one of theirs appear in what could be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

According to IMDb, Akindele was to play a member of the Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda.

It was hailed as a monumental leap for the actress, who started out featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund-sponsored TV series I Need to Know, which ran from 1998 to 2002.


The Jenifa star never confirmed or deny the reports on her social media pages, and now, her name no longer appears on the cast list at IMDb. 

Karen Gillan


Pom Klementieff


Tessa Thompson

Valkyrie (rumored)

Chris Pratt

Peter Quill / Star-Lord

Zoe Saldana


Dave Bautista


Elizabeth Olsen

Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

Scarlett Johansson

Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow

Benicio Del Toro

The Collector

Linda Cardellini

Laura Barton

Tom Hiddleston


Chris Hemsworth


Tom Holland

Peter Parker / Spider-Man

Josh Brolin


Sebastian Stan

Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier

Chris Evans

Steve Rogers

Robert Downey Jr.

Tony Stark / Iron Man

Paul Bettany


Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Stephen Strange

Cobie Smulders

Maria Hill (rumored)

Jon Favreau

Happy Hogan

Bradley Cooper

Rocket Raccoon (voice)

Vin Diesel

Groot (voice)

Jeremy Renner

Clint Barton / Hawkeye

Peter Dinklage


Paul Rudd

Scott Lang / Ant-Man

Sean Gunn

Rocket Raccoon

Chadwick Boseman

T’Challa / Black Panther

Gwyneth Paltrow

Pepper Potts

Mark Ruffalo

Bruce Banner / Hulk

Danai Gurira


Angela Bassett


Anthony Mackie

Sam Wilson / Falcon

Benedict Wong


Terry Notary

Cull Obsidian / Teen Groot

Don Cheadle

James Rhodes / War Machine

Letitia Wright


Callan Mulvey

Jack Rollins

Isabella Amara


Tiffany Espensen


Winston Duke


Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Ebony Maw

Kejuan London Keith


Devin Koehler

NYC Pedestrian

Ethan Dizon


Michael David Yuhl

NYC Maintenance

Annie Pisapia


Slim Khezri


Floyd Anthony Johns Jr.

Jabari Warrior

Martavious Gayles

Construction Worker

Sergio Briones


Perla Middleton

Business Worker

David Dman Escobar

Taxi Cab Driver

Michael Pierino Miller

Wounded Business Man

Edward Parker

Construction worker

Daniela Gaskie

National Guard

Chase Ledgerwood

NYC Pedestrian

John Gettier


Brent Moorer Gaskins

Drill Instructor

Lucie Carroll

Mourner (uncredited)

Jamel Chambers

Merchant (uncredited)

Tony Dupar

NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)

Steven Essani

Soldier (uncredited)

Demetri Landell

Asgardian (uncredited)

John Schier

NYC Pedestrian / Phil (uncredited)

James Siderits

NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)

Matthew Excel Simmons

Asgardian (uncredited)

James Sterling

NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)

Christina Webling

New York Pedestrian (uncredited


Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and more, and follows Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers as they unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality.

Could it possibly have been a ruse to generate interest among Nigerian viewers for the movie? If so, then shame on Marvel and IMDb.

It is also possible that all she got was a scene, which didn’t make the final cut.

Either way,