Everything We Know About Tiwa Savage’s Debut Film ‘Water And Garri’

Tiwa Savage on our TV screen? Yes, please! It's giving main character energy

  • written by Eavesdroppr's
  • 3 min read
  • 11 Jan, 2024

Move over Nollywood, because Tiwa Savage, the queen of Nigerian music, is stepping into the spotlight of Tinseltown with her debut film as a lead actress in, 'Water And Garri'! If you've been living under a rock and missed the memo, don't worry – we've got all the details that will have you counting down the days to the singer’s first lead role in a film. As we all know, this isn't her first acting rodeo, but it is her first time as the lead and executive producer to match.

“Water and Garri,” starring superstar singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage will launch on Prime Video; it is set to premiere in a lot of countries worldwide this year. The premise of the film revolves around Aisha played by Tiwa Savage, who is an ambitious fashion designer making her way back to Nigeria after being in the United States for Ten years.

The entire reason she’s returning is because of a loss in the family, but there’s a lot more that has changed at home, there’s a lot of tension, a lot of drama, and she’s right in the middle of it all. Of course there will be the family/friend relationships dynamic explored, and our favorite, past love.

Tiwa Savage 'Water and Garri'
It is set to be filmed in Cape Coast, Ghana, so we can surely expect beautiful scenery, compelling cinematography, and overall exceptional movie. One of the key aspects of 'Water And Garri' is its star-studded cast. Tiwa Savage takes on a lead role alongside stars like Mike Afolarin who had a lead role in Far From Home, Jemima Osunde who has had several lead roles like MTV’s Shuga, and Andrew Bunting from Dynamite, just to name a few.

The best thing about the movie has to be all the creative minds collaborating to create it, from Meji Alabi as the film director to Tiwa Savage, as the lead, and all the executive producers including Tiwa Savage, Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Jimi Adesanya, and Meji Alabi, and just by the names attached to the movie, you can tell that they will knock it out of the park, fingers crossed.

Talking about her debut in a lead role, Tiwa Savage stated “Developing and shooting my film from an idea to launching globally on Prime Video is a dream fulfilled, I am excited for my fans and newer audiences to experience this vulnerable side of me that I have never shown. Meji Alabi brought the story to life in such a beautiful way, and I cannot wait to share it with the world.”

Given Tiwa Savage's background in the music industry, it is only natural that the film incorporates a stellar soundtrack by Savage herself. Written by Comfort Emmanuel, Water and Garri holds onto an intense storyline as it marks a significant milestone in Tiwa Savage's career. As we all eagerly await its release, 'Water And Garri' stands poised to make a lasting impression on the world of Nigerian cinema, opening doors to a new realm of artistic exploration. 

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