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Tiwa Savage Speaks About Being Nervous On Movie Set

Afrobeat Queen, Tiwa Savage has recorded tremendous success in her music career, now she is on another adventure in the movie industry as she starts an acting career in Prime Video’s latest movie ‘Water and Garri”. At the press briefing to unveil the new movie which took place at the Livespot Entertainment Centre, Lagos, Tiwa Savage stated that she wants to inspire people with her debut in, “Water and Garri” movie, for them to try their hands at different things and execute them excellently. Savage said she was really nervous working with already established actors on set. She also noted that she have always dreamt of being an actress and referred to film and acting as “always been my first love.” The singer-songwriter further stated that she wants to use her debut in the movie industry to encourage different talents not to limit themselves to one career, “You can do more than one thing and execute it excellently,” As the Executive Producer of the movie, this is what Tiwa Savage said about featuring in a movie for the first time. “Actually, film and acting was my first love before music. So I hope to be an inspiration to different talents that they don’t have to stick to one thing. We can wear different hats and execute it excellently. So that would be what I would love to achieve with this film.” On balancing the acting career with her music, she said, “I have a great team and I will always say we have been working on balance. I thank Vanessa Amadi Ogbonna. The people around me have been able to balance things and even motherhood as well. So for me, it’s to have to right people working with you, make the right choices. You don’t have to answer or accept every offer but we accept the ones that makes sense. “I thank every single person that’s with me on this stage because they made it an amazing experience for me. Going into acting, I was really nervous because these are seasoned actors and am doing it for the first time. But they made me feel very comfortable and the shift from music to acting wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be because I worked amazing actors.”

Enthusiastic about the movie, the musis star said, “I would love everyone to watch the movie. It’s a message about love, betrayal, bereavement. Life is filled with ups and downs. We have done a premiere in London and New York and what was so fascinating is that even though it’s an African story done by Africans, it still had a global message and still resonated with African American and with white people.

So it’s a powerful movie and we should be proud that we are telling our story by ourselves and that people who are not Africans can relate to it,” she said.

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