Ten months after Tiwa Savage announced she’d landed her first lead role in a Nollywood production titled “Water and Garri”, we now have more scoop about the project which has been acquired by digital streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video Naija.

Here’s all you should know about the project, including details about Tiwa’s character.

Tiwa Savage as a fashion designer 

Tiwa Savage’s “Water and Garri” Movie Is Set for Prime Video Release

She plays the role of Aisha, a fashion designer who returns to her hometown following a family member’s demise, after ten years in the United States. Aisha finds that things have changed at home while she was away. She must now navigate family, friendships and past wounds.

Tiwa as executive producer

The singer executive produced the movie through her company, Everything Savage. After filming wrapped in 2023, she shared how it was a dream project she’d nurtured for years: “This project was a complete labour of love that has been a dream of mine for several years.” Tiwa brought the film to life in collaboration with Unbound Studios and its subsidiary, JM Films.

Talent manager, Vanessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Jimi Adesanya of Unbound Studios and Meji Alabi are also executive producers.

A stellar cast

Tiwa Savage’s “Water and Garri” Movie Is Set for Prime Video Release

A host of familiar Nollywood faces will join Tiwa to bring the movie to life. So far, the cast includes Mike Afolarin of Netflix’s Far From Home, Jemima Osunde of MTV Shuga and British-Ghanaian actor, Andrew Bunting.

Meji Alabi is directing

Tiwa Savage’s “Water and Garri” Movie Is Set for Prime Video Release

The British-Nigerian filmmaker takes the director’s seat for the project. Meji has worked with some of the biggest names in the music space, including Beyonce, for her 2020 Black Is King project.

Music by Tiwa Savage

The singer, who released an EP of the same title in 2021, wrote and performed the soundtrack for “Water and Garri” movie. Whether tracks like Somebody’s Son and Tales by Moonlight, among others on the EP, will be featured in the film is unconfirmed.

Coming to Prime Naija

The streamer, which houses movies like “Breath of Life”, “Gangs of Lagos” and “King of Thieves”, adds this project to its growing list of Nollywood titles. But we don’t have a release date yet.

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