Beverly Ifunaya Bassey, professionally known as Beverly Naya, is a talented British-born Nigerian actress and filmmaker. Born on April 17, 1989, in London, UK, she grew up in the same city with her Nigerian parents, hailing from Ibuzor in Delta State, Nigeria. Beverly developed a passion for acting at a young age and pursued her dream, eventually becoming one of Nollywood’s fastest-rising stars. Let’s delve into the life and career of this remarkable actress who has been making waves in the Nigerian film industry.
Beverly Naya Early Life and Education:
Beverly Naya was the only child of her Nigerian parents and spent her formative years in London. As a teenager, she discovered her love for acting and commenced her acting journey at the age of 17. While attending Brunel University, she studied philosophy, psychology, and sociology, but her passion for the arts led her to pursue a scriptwriting and filmmaking degree at Roehampton University.
Beverly Naya Career Beginnings and Success:
In pursuit of her acting career, Beverly Naya made a pivotal decision to move to Nigeria, drawn by Nollywood’s burgeoning opportunities for aspiring talents. She cites Genevieve Nnaji and Ramsey Nouah as her mentors and inspirations for joining the Nigerian film industry. Her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft earned her the prestigious “fastest rising actress” award at the City People Entertainment Awards in Nigeria.