Skin is a feature documentary about exploring through identity the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. It is set in present day Lagos, where Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty. She speaks to family, 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 the entertainment industry in Africa.


Principal Cast
Eryca Freemantle
Eku Edewor
Diana Yekinni
Mudi Yahaya
Hilda Dokubo
Beverly Naya

Producer: Beverly Naya
Cinematographer: Muhammad Attah
Writers: Beverly Naya & Daniel Etim Effiong

Director’s Biography

Daniel is a filmmaker passionate about impacting his world through storytelling. His background in Chemical Engineering with experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as a design engineer didn't prevent him from following his passion for entertainment. His knack for stories led him to pursue a second degree in the Motion Picture Medium at the prestigious AFDA Johannesburg, and currently a master's degree at the University of Johannesburg.