Beverly Naya’s Skin debuts March 31
Naya was named by Forbes as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
Speaking on the event, Managing Director, Beiersdorf, Godwin Harrison, said: “Nivea 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,” Naya said recently while discussing the film in Lagos.
“Instead the documentary aims to inspire self-acceptance and self-love. It is about empowerment, not judgment.”
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