Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage has announced that she will be releasing her first ever feature film, titled ‘WaterAndGarri’, later this year.
Savage, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful female artists in Africa, shared the news on her Instagram account, on Wednesday.
According to the singer, the film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide.
She revealed that the film has been over two years in the making and that it is one of the most adventurous and fulfilling things she has done in her career.
“I feel blessed and honoured not only to be making my debut as a lead actor, but to have also executively produced this film,” she wrote.
“I honestly can’t wait to take you guys along with me on this next phase of my life and art…. I’m just getting started.”
The Afrobeats queen thanked the director, Meji Alabi, and the producers, Jadesola Osiberu and Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo, for their work and support.
‘Water And Garri’ is a drama that explores the themes of identity, culture, love and family.
The film’s title is a reference to a popular Nigerian dish made of cassava flour and water, which is often eaten as a staple food or snack.