Tiwa Savage Brings Nigerian Story ‘Water & Garri’ to the Global Stage 

Tiwa Savage "Water and Garri" tells the story of Aisha, an ambitious fashion designer who returns to her native country from the United States after being away for 10 years.

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Tiwa Savage Brings Nigerian Story “Water & Garri' to Global Stage 
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Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage is making the jump to acting with her first major movie role ‘Water & Garri’ which will stream worldwide on Prime Video starting May 10, 2024.

This is a huge deal for the popular singer. Landing a global release on Prime Video means her acting debut will be available in over 240 countries and territories across the planet. Not only is Tiwa the lead actor, but she also helped create the film as an executive producer.

‘Water & Garri’ tells the story of Aisha, a fashion designer who returns to Nigeria after living in the United States for a decade. Back home, Aisha has to deal with family, reconnect with old friends and lovers, and navigate the changes and tensions in her native country. 

The movie blends beautiful cinematography with storytelling by director Meji Alabi. And of course, it will feature new music by Tiwa Savage herself as part of the soundtrack.

This is a major accomplishment for the beloved singer-songwriter. After building an enormously successful career over the past 15 years, Tiwa is now bringing her talents to film and television. She’s already made an appearance in Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King’ visual album. But ‘Water & Garri’ marks her first starring role.

“I feel blessed and honoured not only to be making my debut as a lead actor but to have also executively produced this film. I can’t wait to take you to this next phase of my life and art. I’m just getting started.”

Tiwa Savage

For the Afrobeats queen, it’s about using her global platform to share authentic, contemporary stories from Nigeria with the world. The movie offers a fresh African perspective that showcases the vibrancy of Nigerian culture. Tiwa has won numerous accolades over her career, from the BET Awards to the MTV Europe Music Awards. Now she can add movie star and producer to her impressive resume.

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