Nollywood actress Beverly Naya has reacted to the banned placed on some African countries due to the covid-19 Omicron variant.
In a series of tweets shared via her Twitter page on Sunday, December 5, 2021, the movie star expressed worry over the manner Africans are treated by the western world.
“Breaks my heart every time I hear Africans talking about how much our continent needs the western world when it is actually the other way round. The media has seriously done a number on a lot of African minds. Do your research, I beg you! The world is nothing without Africa,” she tweeted.
“African nations need to form an alliance and ban all of these countries. To hell with the narrative they’ve pushed for centuries, this continent has EVERYTHING they need. Africa’s biggest problem is poor leadership which is the sole reason why the above may never happen.”
It would be recalled that the United Kingdom banned foreign travellers from Nigeria to slow the spread of the new covid-19 variant, Omicron.
Beverly Naya (born Beverly Ifunaya Bassey; 17 April 1989) is a British-born Nigerian actress. Beverly won Most Promising Talent at the 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards. She also won the award for Fast Rising Actress at the 2011 City People Entertainment Awards.
Beverly Ifunaya Bassey was born in London as the only child to her Nigerian parents. At 17, Beverly began acting while studying philosophy, psychology and sociology at Brunel University. She also studied script-writing and film-making at Roehampton University. In an interview with BellaNaija, she explained that she relocated to Nigeria because of the rapid growth of Nollywood, and the opportunities that it creates for aspiring actors. In another interview, Beverly cited Ramsey Nouah and Genevieve Nnaji as mentors.
Beverly Naya began acting at the age of 17 and studied film-making at Roehampton University, London. In the year 2011, Beverly Naya was named the “fastest rising actress” in the City People Entertainment Awards in Nigeria, when asked why she returned to Nigeria by Encomium Magazine she said:
“After I graduated from university, I just knew that I wanted to act, I knew I wanted to act, and in London I could shoot a film probably once in a year and that’s it. Whereas coming to this industry, I can build a brand as well as shoot films more often and be given a more diverse amount of scripts. So, I decided to come back for that reason”