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I switched from acting to singing because of my crush – Tiwa



Ace Nigerian musician, Tiwa has opened up on how she initially loved acting but dumped the idea because of a man she was crushing on.

The ‘Eminado’ crooner said she left her dream of becoming an actor and delved into music just so that she could get closer to her crush, who was usually around musicians.

I switched from acting to singing because of my crush - Tiwa

Tiwa revealed this during a recent interview with MTV Live while speaking on her role as a producer and promoting her new movie project, “Water and Garri”.

According to the mother-of-one, who made her Nollywood debut in the soon-to-be released movie, acting is a full circle moment for her.

She said; “I’ve always wanted to do acting. Acting was one of my first love before music. I got into music because I had a crush on a guy and he was always around the musician so I said ‘Yeah, forget acting and just go into music.’

“So this is a full circle moment for me to come back into doing acting. And executive producing is like a dream for me.”

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It may be recalled that the popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa announced the release date for her highly anticipated debut movie titled ‘Water And Garri.’

The ‘Koroba’ crooner took to her social media pages on April 4 and confirmed that the film will be released on May 10, 2024, via global streaming giant, Prime Video.

Sharing a promotional flier on her page, Tiwa wrote: “My beautiful people, our movie @waterandgarrifilm has a date. See you May 10th @primevideo.”

Meanwhile, CorrectNG reported in January 2024 that the songstress joined the Nigerian movie industry both as an actress and producer.

The mother of one said her debut movie ‘Water and Garri’ was inspired by her latest album with the same title, and it has as the lead actor.