Beverly Naya’s Skin Documentary made its debut on Netflix yesterday and it has attracted a lot of responses, mostly positive by Nigerians on social media.
Beverly Naya, being a Nigerian Actress has always been passionate about bringing out the effects of colourism on the society
The Skin documentary explores the meaning of beauty in relation to the various shades of black skin.
It was disclosed earlier this month that the documentary would join other Nigerian productions to make it to the international streaming platform, Netflix.
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The documentary also recently won the Award for Best Documentary at this year’s AMVCAs.
Now the rest of the world is able to see this work born out of the need to educate people about skin-related biases.
Skin is also the first Nigerian documentary to be streamed on Netflix, Beverly Naya describes the feeling as exciting and it truly is!
Many people took to social media right after watching it to comment on the documentary, the comments are so many that ‘Beverly Naya’ is a trend on Twitter right now.
Even popular producer, Niyi Akinmolayan made a comment on the documentary talking about how he took some colourism based slangs for granted until he became a father.
Here is the comment below:
Let me tell you a story. I’ve always been baba dudu. Dad mum siblings all black. We had zero insecurities about it. Infact I always saw baba dudu as a compliment till I had my first kid. He was fair in complexion like his mum…(a thread) pic.twitter.com/IdkMTnELx0
— Niyi Akinmolayan (@niyiakinmolayan) June 29, 2020
Here are some other comments on the documentary:
#SkinTheDocumentary is everything I thought it would be – and more. It is beautiful, inspiring, brave, thought-provoking, creative, emotional and powerful. It is a wholesome manifesto and a personal undertaking. It is also a love letter to Black girls.
Thank you, Beverly Naya
— ysl (@khadijasanusi_) June 29, 2020
“Skin” by Beverly Naya on Netflix y’all. Learning so much on how light skin was made acceptable & how people will take extra mile to get a light skin, but even learning the reasons behind it is more sad.
— Omoge Adumaradan👸🏿 (@olufunke_x) June 29, 2020
Just saw #SkinNetflix and shed some tears. Such a powerful documentary 💥.
I have some documentary ideas I will love to make based on my personal experiences, but when I think about who will fund it, I get discouraged… and sad.
— Ezinne ✨ (@ezinne_akam) June 29, 2020
Beverly Naya deserves that AMVCA. Skin is such a good documentary. It made me remember so many things and how people made me feel about my dark skin. Then the honest conversations with Bob and the sulfur/coconut oil woman too. Phew.
— Ibifubara Davies (@IB_DAVIES) June 28, 2020
This is a great development and we are proud of Beverly Naya for using her voice on black stereotypes and we hope that the lessons in the documentary will be considered by many so that colourism won’t continue as a basis for bias in Nigeria and across the world.