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New Rave: Beverly Naya


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Actress, Script Writer, Activist, Aspiring Entrepreneur and Model [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Source: flipmagazine.blogspot.com[/caption]   ackground Beverly Ifunanya Bassey popularly known by fans and colleagues as Beverly Naya was born 25 years ago as the only child of Nigerian parents in London, United Kingdom. She is a native of Ibuzo in Delta State, South-southern Nigeria. Beverly Naya is a graduate of Drama and Film Making/Script Writing from Roehampton University, London. At age 17, she started acting in college and won an award for her brilliant performance. She has played in short films for British Broadcasting Corporation and The Metropolitan Police. She has acted in some notable theatre productions especially Stoning Mary, by Debbie Tucker-Green as well as Psychosis and Crave. Lancelot Imasuen brought her to Nollywood lime light in 2010 with a minor role in a film co-produced by her mother, Home in Exile. Beverly Naya has featured in seven movies in Nollywood and has joined the cast to play, Yaya in Tinsel – a popular M-net soap opera on DSTV. Things you don’t know about Beverly Naya:
  • She started acting at age 17 and was managed by her mother, because of her experience with films industry.
  • Lancelot Imasuen’s film, Home in Exile was her first Nollywood project co-directed by her Mother in 2010 from their London home.
  • She has enjoyed several films collaborations despite her short time in Nollywood with Superstars such as Desmond Elliot, Francis Duru, Jackie Appiah, Rita Dominic etc.
  • She has featured in seven successful movies such as Home in Exile, Mystery of Destiny, Make Me a Heart etc.
  • She is an activist for the rights of women and the need for men to treat women in some more special ways.
  • She was studying sociology/psychology at college before switching to drama and script-writing as a result of her excellent performances in drama.
  • She grew up among more than 20 cousins of hers alongside her parents in the UK that had a major influence on her career.
  • She speaks Igbo fluently despite growing up in England and her command of English/ accent amazes her acquaintances.
  • She is a professional with international training reputation, who wants to launch herself into the Nigeria’s films Industry with at least a film from one of her scripts before end of 2014.
  • She is a good cook and likes local Igbo cuisines such as Egwusi soup, Okporoko fish, Okro etc.
  • She experienced bullying from people as a young black girl growing up in London. She wants to be a mentor for such kids suffering from bullying and helping with ways to deal with it.
  • She left her comfort London home for Nigeria in 2010 for three reasons. Firstly, she loves acting. Secondly, Nigeria has one of the largest films industries in the world, Nollywood. Thirdly, Nollywood provides her the opportunity to act as more times as possible.
  • She has starred for brands such as Samsung and Etisalat.
  • Beverly is a very brilliant lady. She has bagged a first class Diploma certificate (Acting) and second class upper (Films Making and Script-writing) from a University in London at age of 23.
  • Naya has won Most Promising Talent at the Best of Nollywood Awards (2010) and Fast Rising Actress at City People’s Awards (2011).
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Source: liveofofo.com[/caption] Naya is one actress to watch out for in upcoming Nollywood movies. By Abraham Alfa

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