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April 6, 2024

Tiwa Savage’s debut movie ‘Water & Garri’ ready to premiere

Tiwa Savage’s debut movie ‘Water & Garri’ ready to premiere

By BENJAMIN NJOKU

Afro-pop queen Tiwa Savage, who ventured into movie production last year, filming her debut movie, “Water & Garri’ is ready to premiere the same on Prime Video, a digital screaming platform on May 10.

The songstress dropped the hint on her Instagram page during the week.

Directed by Meji Alabi, ‘Water & Garri’, which starred Tiwa Savage herself as the lead character tells the story of Aisha (played by Savage), an ambitious fashion designer who has spent the last 10 years in the U.S. and returns to her native country following a family bereavement.

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“At home, things have changed, violence has escalated and tensions have been high. As she reconnects with family, old friends, and her past love, she must learn to live with her scars and confront the guilt she left behind”, the songstress said in a statement last year.

Starring alongside Tiwa Savage in the full length movie which was filmed in Cape Coast and Ghana, are Mike Afolarin (Far From Home), Andrew Bunting (Dynamite) and Jemima Osunde (New Money among others.

‘Water & Garri’ is also the title of Savage’s five-track EP from 2021, which featured collaborations with Nas and Rich King (“Work Fada”), Amaarae (“Tales By Moonlight”), Brandy (“Somebody’s Son”) and Tay Iwar (“Special Kinda”). Pharrell Williams hailed the project as “a classic.” Savage’s last full-length album was 2020’s Celia, which reached No. 15 on Billboard‘s World Albums chart. The African Bad Gyal recently linked up with ODUMODUBLVCK on “100 Million,” which was featured on last month’s Prime Video is expected to premiere the movie in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide .