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    FG partly funds lavish Lagos premiere of Tiwa Savage's ‘Water and Garri’

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    This comes after the movie, produced by Tiwa Savage and Jimi Adesanya had its premieres in the US and the UK

    During a press conference for the Nigerian premiere of the movie Water and Garri in Lagos, on Thursday, May 9, 2024, the Special Assistant to the President (OVP) on Digital and Creative Economy, Fegho-x Umunubo confirmed that the premiere was partly paid for by the government.

    I’m not going to give specifics but we’re supporting financially in organising the premiere, not the film. Please understand that,” he said.

    This comes after the movie, produced by Tiwa Savage and Jimi Adesanya had its premieres in the US and the UK. The movie is directed by Meji Alabi.

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    Prior to the press conference, Savage had thanked the office of the vice president for generously collaborating with her for the Lagos premiere.

    Special shout out to the Office of The Vice President (OVP) who has generously collaborated with us for the Lagos premiere of Water & Garri. Gratitude also overflows to the esteemed office of the SA to the President (OVP) on Digital and Creative Economy @feghox and the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, under the leadership of @honhannatumusawa,” her post on Instagram read.

    The premiere in Lagos drew the attendance of big names from Nollywood to Nigerian music and media. Already, Savage, who also starred in the movie said that she is working on her next film.

    From L-R: Fegho-x Umunubo, Special Assistant to the President (OVP) on Digital and Creative Economy and Ayo Adeagbo, Special Assistant Art, Culture and Creative Economy at the Water and Garri press conference

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    We are already working on another script. I can’t give too much away, but this one is going to be special,” she said.

    Water and Garri debuted on Prime Video on Friday, May 10, 2024.

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