Though Beverly Naya has made her mark in Nollywood by featuring in several blockbuster movies like Chief Daddy, Wedding Party (1&2), among many others, she isn’t satisfied with what she has achieved.
Asides being an actress, Beverly also owns a farm.
“I have always had that entrepreneurial spirit. I have always known I wanted to do more than just acting at some point in time,” she said.
“I registered a company called Be Naya two years ago. The reason why I did this was for my entrepreneurial ventures. Right now there is the agriculture, and production company outfit. There are others in the pipeline, including beauty,” she told Businessday.
The beautiful actress who studied philosophy, psychology and sociology at Brunel University is also the founder of Naya Garri.
On why she decided to venture into agriculture, she said: “It is something I started for the grassroots. In Nigeria, we have to know the needs of the people—what they are lacking to be able to make an impact . I just feel like everyone is focusing on what the elite need. Many people think of opening up restaurants here and there, but not enough are focusing on what the grassroots ( low income earners) need. Food is expensive these days. So, for me, coming up with a necessity that’s affordable, I think it’ll go along way in impacting lives. It’s to this end I came up with Naya Garri, and what it means is a bowl of garri with sugar in it, and a spoon and groundnut
“I have a farm and a factory that does everything. It was founded less than a year ago.I think I have a lot of energy within me to restrict myself to just acting,” she says. “I know what God placed within me and my goal is to express and share this with the world, making my society better. I feel that if we spend more time understanding God’s will for our lives, we can achieve everything under the sun. For me, it is about desire to actualise the gifts I know I have within me,” she declared.