I have always wanted to be an actor - Tiwa Savage

I have always wanted to be an actor - Tiwa Savage

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage is known as the "Queen of Afrobeats" but now she's momentarily hanging up her microphone to make her acting debut in the new film, Water & Garri.

The film now showing on Amazon Prime follows a young woman called Aisha, played by Tiwa Savage, an ambitious fashion designer who returns home to Nigeria after 10 years in the United States.

Although the Grammy-nominated singer has enchanted people with her buttery smooth voice, she told the BBC Focus on Africa podcast that acting was always a path she wanted to pursue.




"I have so much respect for actors now. It's long hours and you're becoming someone else for a long period of time," she said.

She told the BBC it was not "easy".

But Tiwa Savage brought the character to life by channelling parts of herself and her mother.

"She bottles up things a lot and she might just explode one day," she said.

Aside from acting, she was also an executive producer on the film.

The songstress said she watched at least 200 edits before they decided on the final cut.



Written By:DJ RAYA