Why I Produced ‘Water and Garri’ Film – Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage, a Nigerian musician, says she made her debut film ‘Water and Garri’ to properly portray Africa.

Savage spoke with CNN’s Larry Madowo on the most recent episode of African Voices Changemakers.

The 44-year-old singer claimed she created the film to showcase African stories from a female perspective.

“I think it is important for people to see Africa and see film being interpreted from a female point of view as well,” she said.

“I love the story and I think it is gonna draw a lot of people back to Africa in a different way.

“I think we have seen a lot of negative light on Africa for so many years and decades and it is with the way Afrobeats music is going, I think film is catching up to that too.

“So, it is very very important for us to tell our own story.

‘Water and Garri’, directed by Meji Alabi, debuted on Prime Video on May 10.

The film depicts the narrative of Aisha, an ambitious fashion designer who returned to her home country following the death of a family member after ten years in the United States.

She had to learn to live with her scars and face the shame she had left behind while reuniting with family, old acquaintances, and her former love.

The film featured various actors, including Jemima Osunde, Mike Afolarin, and Andrew Bunting.

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