Tiwa Savage Serves Up a Global Gumbo with New Album “Water & Garri”

Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage is back with a brand new album, “Water & Garri,” a ten-track exploration of sound that promises something for every palate.

As the title suggests, “Water & Garri” is a delightful mix – the simple but nourishing staple food of Nigeria paired with the life-giving water that sustains it. This metaphor translates perfectly to the music itself, a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and pop influences, all unified by Tiwa’s captivating vocals.

The album kicks off with “Eastside Intro,” setting the stage for a journey that spans continents. Tracks like “Lost Time” and “Reason” featuring Reekado Banks showcase Tiwa’s prowess for crafting soulful Afrobeats anthems.

But “Water & Garri” doesn’t shy away from collaboration. The pulsating “Commona” features the powerhouse team of Olamide and Mystro, while “Love O” offers a taste of pure, unadulterated R&B.

Tiwa also joins forces with some of the brightest names in the new generation of African music. The soulful “Emotions” featuring Asa is a guaranteed highlight, while the energy on “Gara” ft. Ayra Starr is infectious.

Taking the sound global, “Kilimanjaro” features Black Sherif and Young Jonn, bringing a touch of Ghanaian Highlife to the mix. The album closes with the title track, “Water & Garri” ft. Richard Bona & The Cavemen, a celebration of resilience and the simple things that make life sweet.

Water & Garri” is a testament to Tiwa Savage’s artistic evolution. With this album, she solidifies her position as a queen of Afrobeats while showcasing her ability to seamlessly blend sounds and cultures. So, get ready to move, groove, and be inspired by this genre-bending masterpiece.


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