Beverly Naya’s portrait goes to Chicago
A portrait of British-born Nigerian actress, Beverly Naya’s has been selected among twelve other individual portraits by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago for an exhibition which kicked off October 20.
According to organisers, the event will also feature The School of Nollywood, a grand group portrait representing a cross section of the industry by Ike Ude.
Showing off the picture on her Instagram page, Naya wrote; “Honoured to finally present to you a portrait of me by highly acclaimed performance artist Ike Ude for his Nollywood portraits: ‘A Radical Beauty’.”
Artist Ike Ude, who in 2014, returned to Lagos, Nigeria, after three decades away, took photographs of 64 Nollywood personalities.
Ude was said to have captured an impressive cross section of the industry including renowned screen icon Genevieve Nnaji, veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, established actor/director Stephanie Okereke, maverick filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, as well as the next generation of rising stars.
The objective of the project, according to the organisers, is to celebrate these African celebrities in the timeless, classic, elegant style the artist is known for.