Beverly Naya’s Skin, a feature documentary as a first-time producer is coming soon to Netflix. Skin addresses colourism in Nigeria and the perception of beauty, and stars Hilda Dokubo, Eku Edewor, Bobrisky and Phyno, as well beauty entrepreneurs, school children, traders and sex workers.
It’s a lovely piece of work, seamlessly stringing together opinions on bleaching, which has created a thriving market in the Nigerian beauty space and the interplay with ”light-skin privilege.” The narrative is interwoven by poignant personal accounts of individuals who have dealt with the pressure to conform certain standards of beauty, revealing how colourism continues to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa.
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Excited to finally be able to announce that @skinthedocumentary will be coming to you this June on Netflix! Now Nigeria and the rest of the world will finally be able to watch our award-winning documentary which is also the first Nigerian documentary on NETFLIX ? #SkinTheDocumentary #Colourism #Proud
Beverly Naya revealed this on her Instagram page recently and it also marks the first Nigerian award-winning documentary coming soon to Netflix.
NCDC confirms 409 new cases of coronavirus
409 new cases of #COVID19;
13,873 confirmed cases
382 deaths pic.twitter.com/RDk2lvuKaG
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 10, 2020
Public schools in Cross River to open June 16
The Cross River government has announced that public schools in the state will resume on June 16. In a press statement released by Governor Ben Ayade’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Christian Ita, it was gathered that the Cross River sGovernor has directed the mass production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for trial resumption of public schools.
House of Reps pass revised 2020 budget of N10.8 trn
The House of Representatives has passed the revised 2020 Federal budget of N10.8 trillion from the initial N10.5 trillion submitted by the president. The Executive had written to the lawmakers for a downward review of the budget from N10.6 trillion to N10.5 trillion based on the global economic realities as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The lawmakers however increased the budget to N10.8 billion, higher than the initial approved budget.
Over 60 killed as Boko Haram attacks community in Borno
At least 60 persons have been killed in a fresh attack by Boko Haram members in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state on Tuesday. According to reports, the sect members stormed the village in gun trucks and motorcycles, shooting sporadically.