Nigerian music superstar, Tiwa Savage, is set to make her acting debut in the upcoming film, “Water and Garri”. The movie is a production of Everything Savage and Unbound Studios and will see the debut of the award-winning star known for her soulful voice and hit songs.
Directed by Meji Alabi, “Water and Garri” tells the story of Aisha (Tiwa Savage), an ambitious fashion designer, as she returns to her native country following the loss of a family member after she has been away for 10 years in the United States. With changes having taken place at home, including escalating violence and building tensions, Aisha must learn to live with her scars and confront the guilt she left behind while reconnecting with family, old friends, and her past love.
The cinematic feature was filmed in neighbouring Ghana and presents a great blend of cinematography and storytelling while also starring talented stars like Mike Afolarin (Far From Home), Andrew Bunting (Dynamite), and Jemima Osunde (New Money). The film also features a great soundtrack from Tiwa Savage herself.
“Audiences around the world are looking for well-made, contemporary African stories, and Water and Garri delivers that with a fresh perspective,” Ayanna Lonian, Director of content acquisition at Prime Video, said. “Both Meji Alabi, as a film director, and Tiwa Savage, as the lead, have truly delivered a stellar debut alongside the rest of the incredibly talented cast and crew,” she added ⁴.
“Water and Garri” is set to debut on Amazon Prime Video in 2024. The film is a co-production between Everything Savage, Unbound Studios, and JM Films, was written by Comfort Emmanuel, directed and edited by Meji Alabi, produced by Jimi Adesanya, and with music by Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage, Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Jimi Adesanya, and Meji Alabi also serve as executive producers.
The film promises to be a great addition to the African film industry and a testament to Tiwa Savage’s versatility as an artist. Fans of Tiwa Savage and African cinema can look forward to the release of “Water and Garri” on Amazon Prime Video in 2024.