Tiwa Savage has attached another feather to her cap by making her acting debut in ‘Water and Garri’.
The Nigeria songster and songwriter takes on the lead role of Aisha, a prosperous fashion designer in the US, who returns to her homeland after 10 years away following a family bereavement.
She came back to see that things have transformed at home. Violence has escalated and tensions are 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.
On making her acting launch, Savage says, “This project was a complete labor of love that has been a dream of mine for several years. Performing as Aisha allowed me to be vulnerable and pushed me to express myself in a way that I’ve never done before.
“It was an honor to share my debut as an actress in a leading role with Meji whilst filming on the African continent with a cast and crew that I have immense admiration and respect for. I’m excited for the world to see this film.”
In expansion to starring in the film and serving as an executive producer, the singer wrote and performed the original soundtrack for the movie. Coincidentally, the film shares the same title as her 2021 EP.
The movie, which was filmed in the city of Cape Coast, Ghana, has wrapped principal photography. The cast includes Mike Afolarin, Andrew Bunting, and Jemima Osunde.
‘Water and Garri’ is a joint production between Unbound Studios and JM Films, with Comfort Emmanuel as the writer, Meji Alabi as the director and Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna as one of the executive producers.