Tiwa Savage’s Debut Film “Water and Garri” Set for Global Premiere on Prime Video in 2024
Prime Video is gearing up to exclusively release the Nigerian film “Water and Garri” in over 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2024. This eagerly anticipated drama features Nigerian superstar singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage in the leading role.
“Water and Garri” tells the poignant story of Aisha, portrayed by Savage, an ambitious fashion designer who returns to her home country after a decade in the United States. She comes back following a family loss, only to find her hometown transformed by escalating violence and heightened tensions. As Aisha reconnects with her family, old friends, and a former love, she faces the challenge of living with the scars of her past and addressing the guilt she left behind. The film, shot in the scenic city of Cape Coast, Ghana, promises a cinematic experience filled with compelling storytelling and stunning visuals. Joining Savage in the cast are notable actors Mike Afolarin (Far From Home), Andrew Bunting (Dynamite), and Jemima Osunde (New Money).
Ayanna Lonian, Director of Content Acquisition at Prime Video, remarked, “Audiences globally are in search of well-crafted, contemporary African stories, and ‘Water and Garri’ meets this demand with a fresh perspective. The collaborative efforts of Meji Alabi as director and Tiwa Savage in the lead role have resulted in an exceptional film accompanied by a highly talented cast and crew.”
Tiwa Savage expressed her excitement about the project, stating, “Developing and shooting my film from an idea to its global launch on Prime Video is a dream come true. I am thrilled for my fans and new audiences to witness this more vulnerable side of me, which I’ve never shown before. Meji Alabi has beautifully brought the story to life, and I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
Jimi Adesanya, the producer and executive at Unbound Studios, commented, “We are ecstatic to collaborate with Prime Video. They truly understood the cultural significance of this film, which celebrates the combined power of film and music from Africa at this pivotal moment.”
“Water and Garri” is a joint production between Everything Savage, Unbound Studios, and JM Films. The film is directed and edited by Meji Alabi, produced by Jimi Adesanya, and written by Comfort Emmanuel, featuring music by Tiwa Savage. The executive producers include Savage, Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Adesanya, and Alabi.
This Nigerian content joins Prime Video’s impressive lineup of global Amazon Original and Exclusive series and movies, such as Gen V, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Wheel of Time, Riches, and Coming 2 America.
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