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Tiwa Savage’s Sensational Screen Debut in ‘Water and Garri’ Sets Prime Video Ablaze

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Nigerian music sensation Tiwa Savage, acclaimed for her enthralling voice and chart-topping hits, is set to captivate global audiences with her acting debut in the Amazon Prime Video movie ‘Water and Garri.’ The film is a collaborative production between Everything Savage and Unbound Studios, promising to offer a fresh narrative perspective to the expanding Nollywood content on the platform.

Directed by Meji Alabi, ‘Water and Garri’ is poised to join an impressive lineup of Nigerian content on Prime Video, including titles like ‘Gangs of Lagos’ and ‘LOL: Last One Laughing Naija.’ The movie’s 2024 release is set to ignite the year for Nollywood fans worldwide, broadcasting across 240 countries.

The drama follows the journey of Aisha, portrayed by Savage, an ambitious fashion designer returning to Nigeria after a decade in the United States. Her homecoming, prompted by a family tragedy, plunges her into a world of changed dynamics, unresolved emotions, and the haunting past she left behind. Aisha’s story intertwines personal growth with broader societal themes, highlighting resilience and the complexities of returning to one’s roots.

Filmed in Ghana, ‘Water and Garri’ blends exceptional cinematography with compelling storytelling. The film’s cast includes notable talents like Mike Afolarin, Andrew Bunting, and Jemima Osunde, each contributing to the film’s rich narrative tapestry.

Ayanna Lonian, Director of Content Acquisition at Prime Video, expressed her enthusiasm for the project: “‘Water and Garri’ delivers well-crafted, contemporary African stories with a unique perspective. Tiwa Savage and Meji Alabi, along with the cast and crew, have created a film that resonates globally.”

Tiwa Savage, known for hits like ‘Somebody’s Son’ and ‘Koroba,’ shared her excitement about this new venture: “This film is a realization of a dream. It’s an opportunity for fans and new audiences to see a different, more vulnerable side of me. Working with Meji Alabi to bring this story to life has been an incredible journey.”

Jimi Adesanya, producer and Unbound Studios executive, highlighted the film’s cultural significance: “Collaborating with Prime Video allows us to celebrate the intersection of film and music from Africa. ‘Water and Garri’ is more than a movie; it’s a milestone in showcasing African creativity to the world.”

‘Water and Garri,’ written by Comfort Emmanuel and directed by Meji Alabi, features music by Tiwa Savage and represents a significant milestone for Nollywood. It not only showcases the versatility of one of Nigeria’s biggest music stars but also reinforces the global appeal of African stories. This film is a testament to the evolving landscape of African cinema, blending music, culture, and storytelling in a way that resonates with audiences worldwide.

As Tiwa Savage steps into this new role, her fans are eagerly anticipating this unique blend of her musical and acting talents. ‘Water and Garri’ is not just a film; it’s a cultural event, marking the emergence of a new era in Nollywood cinema.

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