Singer Tiwa Savage announced via her social media platforms on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, that she has featured in her first lead role as an actor, which will be released to the public soon.
Following her announcement, congratulatory messages poured in for the “Koroba” singer.
The singer’s debut lead actor role is in a film titled “Water and Garri,” which is based on her 2021 EP of the same name. Tiwa played the role of Aisha, an upcoming African fashion designer in the US who has returned home to confront the guilt she left behind.
Reacting to the movie, Tiwa said:
“This project was a complete labour of love that has been a dream of mine for a number of years. Performing as Aisha allowed me to be totally vulnerable and pushed me to express myself in a way that I’ve never done before. It was an honour to share my debut as an actress with Meji whilst filming on the African continent with a cast and crew that I have immense admiration and respect for. I’m excited for the world to see this film.”
However, the soon-to-be-released film is not the first time the “Somebody’s Son” singer has appeared in a television production.
Glam Squad takes you through the list of productions that have featured the multi-award-winning songstress.
For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf
Tiwa Savage made her acting debut in a 2011 stage play titled “For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf.’’ The play, which told the story of seven black women in America going through the day-to-day struggles of being a black woman in America, is based on the multi-award-winning play written by American playwright and poet, Ntozake Shange.
It was performed live on stage at the Shell Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos State, on December 29 and 30, 2011. Some of the cast members include high-profile Nollywood actors Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle, and a few others.
The singer featured in Season 3 of the MTV Shuga television drama series from 2013–14. She played the role of Sade, a single mother whose son suffers from HIV/AIDS. Commenting on her appearance in the series, Tiwa said:
“My character Sade Banjo, she is uhmmm…a lady with many layers, she comes across as very harsh, very strict…But as the series goes on, you find out that she is very soft and she is just looking after the well-being of her son, like any parent would. I like her character a lot because she is very maternal as well.”
Watch Tiwa Savage talk about Shuga here:
Tiwa made a cameo appearance in the third season of the Nigerian television comedy series Jenifa’s Diary. The series tells the story of Jenifa, a naïve and funny character played by Funke Akindele.