Beverly Naya’s Skin is a feature documentary that identifies the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. Through personal accounts, she depicts the struggle to conform to certain standards of beauty.
The documentary features narratives from the likes of Eku Edewor, Hilda Dokubo, Bobrisky and Phyno. It also features school children, traders, artists, beauty entrepreneurs and s*x workers. The teasers released feature rapper Phyno, actress Diana Yekinni and producer Beverly Naya herself.
Set in present-day Lagos, Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty.
Ths narrative is interwoven by poignant personal accounts of individuals. They have dealt with the pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty. Skin reveals how colourism continues to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa.
Beverly Naya concludes her journey with a trip to her home town exploring her rich cultural heritage with her mother and grandmother. Between them, three generations of beautiful black women have built useful businesses through sheer hard work and self-love. This lays a solid legacy for Naya and many like her to build upon.