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Nigerian Government Partially Funds Lavish Lagos Premiere of Tiwa Savage’s ‘Water and Garri’ Film

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  • During a press conference 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 Nigerian government partly financed the premiere of Tiwa Savage’s latest film, “Water and Garri.
  • Prior to the press conference, Tiwa Savage expressed gratitude to the Office of the Vice President for their collaboration in organizing the premiere in Lagos.

During a press conference 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 Nigerian government partly financed the premiere of Tiwa Savage’s latest film, “Water and Garri.”

Umunubo clarified that the government’s financial support was directed towards organizing the premiere event and not the production of the film itself. While he refrained from providing specific details, he emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting initiatives in the digital and creative sectors.

The premiere in Lagos followed successful premieres of the film in the United States and the United Kingdom. “Water and Garri,” produced by Tiwa Savage and Jimi Adesanya and directed by Meji Alabi, has garnered significant attention both domestically and internationally.

Prior to the press conference, Tiwa Savage expressed gratitude to the Office of the Vice President for their collaboration in organizing the premiere in Lagos. The film’s success underscores the growing influence of Nigerian cinema and the global recognition of talents like Tiwa Savage in the entertainment industry.

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