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  Water and Garri,” Tiwa Savage’s debut film, premiered on Prime Video on May 10, 2024. This film marks not only her first acting role but also her foray into executive production. Set in Cape Coast, Ghana, the movie is directed by Meji Alabi and features a script by Comfort Emmanuel.
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The story follows Aisha, portrayed by Tiwa Savage, an ambitious fashion designer who returns to Nigeria after a decade in the U.S. due to a family bereavement. The film explores Aisha’s journey as she confronts her past and the changes in her community, which now struggles with increased violence and tension. “Water and Garri” dives deep into themes of love, pain, and personal growth, reflecting the duality of Aisha’s experiences—much like the metaphorical representation of water and garri, symbolizing transitions from hardship to success.
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The cast includes notable actors like Mike Afolarin, Andrew Bunting, and Jemima Osunde, who bring to life the story’s complex web of relationships and emotional dynamics. Beyond its narrative, the film also features a soundtrack curated by Tiwa Savage, enhancing its emotional and cultural resonance.
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“Water and Garri” is more than just a film; it’s a passion project for Tiwa Savage, combining her musical and acting talents to portray a story that resonates with both African and global audiences. The movie’s release on Prime Video ensures it reaches a wide audience, showcasing contemporary African stories and the rich tapestry of Nigerian culture. Featured Image Source: Variety
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This article was first published on 14th May 2024

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