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BEVERLY NAYA PRODUCES SKIN: NEW DOCUMENTARY
Actor and entrepreneur Beverly Naya, who was named by Forbes as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 30, has produced a new thought-provoking documentary titled “Skin” under her production company Be Naya Ltd. The documentary premiere, which is sponsored by Nivea, is set to happen in Lagos on Sunday 31st March 2019.
Godwin Harrison, Managing Director, Beiersdorf says “Nivea, the world’s Number 1 skincare brand is proud to support this film as an extension of the budding partnership between Nivea and Beverly Naya, who continues to inspire millions of young women with her values of hard work and courage to succeed.
As a company, we exist so people can feel good in their skin. We believe that everyone should love and care for their skin irrespective of its shade, and we invest a lot in research and innovation to offer the best products to meet the needs of our teeming consumers.”
Skin is a feature documentary, which identifies the meaning of beauty in all shades of black. Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to school children, traders, artists, beauty entrepreneurs and sex workers. This narrative is interwoven by poignant personal accounts of individuals who have dealt with the pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty, revealing how colourism continues to shape the face of society in Nigeria. Beverly concludes her journey with a trip to her hometown exploring her rich cultural heritage with her mother and grandmother. Here we have three generations of beautiful black women who, through sheer hard work and self-love, have built useful businesses laying a solid legacy for her and many like her to build upon.
“This [documentary] is not an anti-bleaching campaign” says Beverly Naya while speaking recently at the Joy hub in Lagos. Instead the documentary aims to inspire self-acceptance and self-love. It is about empowerment, not judgement.
Colourism affects both women and men in African countries, but it has negatively influenced the beauty standards associated with a woman’s ability to find success. The number of women across Africa using bleaching products has increased with 77% of them being Nigerian.
To watch the trailer for the documentary, click the link https://youtu.be/zK3ukOuXKH4.
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