Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde, who played the character of Stephany in the Tiwa Savage’s movie ‘Water and Garri’ has said that contrary to people’s opinion that the movie did not teach any lesson, one of the major messages in the movie is the importance of family.

It will be recalled that there has been a lot of talk since Tiwa Savage’s movie Water and Garri premiered on Prime Video last week Friday. The movie has been met with a lot of feedback, and most of the reviews have been scalding. People have bashed the movie for having a less than stellar storyline, for being made more like a music video than a film, and a lot more.

Speaking about her experience working on the movie, Jemima said:

“I think this has been one of the best combination of people I’ve ever worked with. And [Tiwa Savage] is someone that’s open to learning. So, even when we’re trying to see how we’ll play the scene, there’s always conversations we have before we get on set. So, when we get on set, we already know what we’re about to do. It was very natural. It was organic.

“One of the core messages of ‘Water and Garri’ is the importance of family. Family doesn’t have to be blood. Yes, my character was her cousin, but it just shows the importance of having your own people. Everyone needs somebody. No one is supposed to be an island. No one is supposed to do life alone. Celebrities are regular human beings. The only difference between me and the next person is that my job puts me on TV in the face of a bunch of people. We have moments when we’re not as glamorous, not as happy. We go through difficulties, and it’s very important to have our people that hold us down, and are able to give us all the love we need in those moments.”