Beverly Naya whose real name is Beverly Ifunaya Bassey is a British born Nigerian actress who was born and brought up in London. She was born on the 17th April 1989 in London, United Kingdom. She is a native from Delta sate and is the only child to her parents. She studied at the university where she has a degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology. She graduated from Roehampton University in London where she also studied script writing and Film Making.
At the age of 17 she started her acting career while studying in Brunel University in Uxbridge. She acted in some theatre productions which include Debbie Tucker- Green, called “Strong Mary” and then “Crave” and “Psychosis”. Amongst other film projects, Beverly Naya is set to star in her first international big budget feature film in the months to come. In 2013, Beverly Naya made her television series debut in Passport, a BET tv series shot entirely in Atlanta, Georgia. Born and raised in London, England, Beverly Naya has received high acclaim for her work on stage, on television and in film. Not long after wrapping up the series, Naya landed herself a supporting role as the feisty and seductive Yaya Gardia on M-Net’s number one soap, Tinsel. She also featured in a series of Nollywood movies, some of the prominent one includes: Death Waters (2012), Oasis (2015), Before 30 (2015), Brother’s Keeper (2014), Make a move (2015) etc.
Beverly Naya a wonderful actress has risen to her potential and has received two awards for Fast Rising Actress at the 2011 City People Entertainment Awards and the Most Promising Talent Category at the 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards. In 2015 and 2017 she was nominated for City People Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress of the Year (English) and in 2016 she was nominated for Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress and Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress of the Year (TV).