Beverly Naya

Beverly Naya Early Life, Career, Movies, and Relationship

Beverly Naya is a British-born Nigerian actress popularly known for her roles in the movie titled “The Wedding Party” and “Chief Daddy.”

These are the two most successful movie debuts in her career ever since she came to the limelight.

She has been nominated for prestigious awards and has won some awards throughout her career, including the 2010 Best Nollywood Award, the 2011 City People Entertainment Awards,  the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Forbes 30 under 30 Africa awards, and the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award.

Beverly Naya is not just another personality in the industry but an industrious female who has been consistent in acting for the past 17 years and still counting.

Read on to discover more about Beverly Naya’s personal life,  filmography, net worth, and many more.

Profile Summary

  • Name: Beverly Ifunaya Bassey
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million
  • Profession: Actress
  • Date of Birth: 17/April/1989 (now 34 years)
  • Place of Birth: London, England
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Marital Status: Single
Photo Credit: @thebeverlynaya: Instagram

Early Life and Education

Beverly Ifunaya Bassey, popularly known as Beverly Naya, was born on 17 April 1989 to her parents, who are natives of Ibuzor in the Delta State Local Government Area of Oshimili North.

Information about her parents is yet to be known by the public.

Although several reports have it that she is the only child of her parents, who are said to be citizens in the UK.  Beverly Naya was born in London, so it’s safe to say she has dual citizenship, being both a Nigerian and a UK citizen.

At 17, she had already gained admission into Brunel University to study philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

She later pursued a career in script writing at Roehampton University, where she bagged a filmmaking degree before returning to Nigeria.

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At the tender age of 17, Beverly Naya has already begun her acting career while studying philosophy, psychology, and sociology at Brunel University.

She reveals that she has always had the desire to become an actress, even as a little girl, and that Genevieve Nnaji and Ramsey Noah were her two role models in the industry.

In an interview with Bella Naija, she revealed the reason why she relocated to Nigeria after completing her studies in the UK.

According to her statement,  she knew she had always wanted to act in movies but wasn’t getting enough of it in the UK.

So,  she decided to come back to her home country where she could at least build a name for herself since the Nollywood industry was becoming a global sensation.

Ever since her return to Nigeria, Beverly Naya has actively featured in many spectacular movies, with some of her best features in movies like “Chief Daddy” and “Wedding Party.”


Beverly Naya has been active in the Entertainment industry since 2008/2009 and has been contributing immensely to the success of several Nollywood movies.  Here’s an extensive list of her filmography:

  • Guilty Pleasures – (2009)
  • Death Waters – (2012)
  • Tinsel
  • Home in Exile
  • Alan Poza
  • Forgetting June
  • Make a move
  • Up Creek Without a Paddle
  • Stripped
  • Weekend Getaway
  • When Love Happens – (2014)
  • Brother’s Keeper – (2014)
  • Before 30 – (2015)
  • Oasis – (2015)
  • Skinny Girl in Transit (2015)
  • Suru L’ere (2016)
  • The Wedding Party – (2016)
  • The Wedding Party 2 -(2017)
  • Chief Daddy – (2018)
  • Dinner
  • Affairs of the Heart
  • Jumbled
  • The Arbitration
  • Dubai
  • In Sickness and Health
  • Nneka the Pretty Serpent – (2020)
  • Two Weeks in Lagos – (2021)
  • The Eve – (2018 film)
  • Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke (2022)
Photo Credit: @thebeverlynaya: Instagram

Source of Income

Beverly Naya is one of the few personalities in the Nollywood industry who was born with a silver spoon.

From the several interviews she has granted,  she has never shared a horrible background of her upbringing.

And to think that her parents are both UK citizens should tell you they were a bit above the average Nigerian family.

Recall that she also studied in London and spent nearly half of her life there before relocating to Nigeria.

Beverly’s major income source is acting,  but aside from acting, she’s also a brand ambassador to some reputable brands like Schweppes Nigeria,  LG Africa, Darling Nigeria, and Nivea Nigeria.

Being a brand ambassador can be a pathway to earning a substantial income of not less than 1 million Naira for a person of her caliber.

She most probably gets paid more than that for each of her brand ambassadorship deals,  but for now, let’s leave the story for another day.


Beverly Naya hasn’t yet disclosed to the media who the love of her life is, so it’s assumed she is still single.

Any other information other than this concerning her relationship status is false as she hasn’t yet confirmed whether she’s in a relationship or not.

Beverly Naya Net Worth

While it can be quite challenging to estimate a person’s net worth accurately,  Beverly Naya is assumed to be worth a whopping $1.5 million, which is more than a billion Naira when converted.

With such a financial profile,  she easily ranks not only as one of the richest female actresses but also as one of the richest in the Nollywood industry.

On social media,  she flaunts her black Mercedes Benz GLE 450. Regarding her house, we are yet to know the worth of it and probably if she has more luxury cars in her garage.

In all, Beverly’s net worth is proof that passion always pays as long as you believe and are consistently working on your dreams.

Social Media

Beverly Naya has a strong social media presence where she engages with her fans and followers. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @thebeverlynaya, with over 1 million followers on the platform.

Whereas, on Twitter,  she goes by the handle @BeverlyNaya. There, she has over 160.9K followers.

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