For a long time, how I looked affected how I felt about myself.
Beverly: I haven’t always felt like I was beautiful. I got bullied a lot when I was a kid for various reasons. I used to have crooked teeth, bad eczema, and that messed with my confidence and my self-esteem.
I want to help people believe in themselves and make them understand how beautiful they are, but to do this, I had to first see through their eyes.
Beverly Naya, a British-born Nollywood actress, and an AMVCA (2020) Award winner travelled to her home country Nigeria to explore and document the impact of colourism within society by revealing how to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa.
Black beauty is Strength, Organic, Rich and Powerful.
It is who you are, and what identifies you.
When watching SKIN, you see a Strong, Emotional, and Inspiring Beverly. The documentary features Nigerian personality Bobrisky, Nollywood veteran Hilda Dokubo, Eku Edewor, Tennycoco, Phyno, and many more. Beverly’s mission is to take us through a journey of self-love by making us understand the real meaning of beauty in all different shades of black and help us embrace ourselves as black women.
Beverly concludes her journey with a trip to her hometown (Igbuzor, Delta State), where she explores her rich culture and heritage alongside her mother and grandmother.