Tiwa Savage turns actress, plays lead role in ‘Water and Garri’ film


Tiwa Savage, the award-winning Nigerian singer, has made her proper debut as an actress in a feature film titled ‘Water and Garri’.

In a post via her Instagram page on Wednesday, the singer shared her excitement about the new project.


The music star disclosed that she co-produced the film and also played the lead role.

“This is about to be an ICONIC moment. My lead role as an actor and Executive producer. Directed by the GOAT @mejialabi,” she wrote.

“Water And Garri the Film Coming soon.”

The movie title ‘Water and Garri’ originates from Savage’s 2021 EP.

The film tells the story of Aisha, a successful fashion designer in the United States who returns to her homeland to confront her past guilt.

The 43-year-old singer takes on the lead role while the supporting cast includes; Mike Afolarin, Andrew Bunting, and Jemima Osunde.

The music star also wrote and performed the soundtrack of the movie.

The story was penned by Comfort Emmanuel and produced by Jimi Adesanya.

‘Water and Garri’ was shot in Ghana, and directed by Meji Alabi.

Tiwa Savage has established herself as one of the prominent faces in the Nigerian music landscape.

Since the release of her debut album ‘Once Upon a Time’ in 2013, she has continued to snag awards and recognition for her craft.