Popular Nigerian producer, Spellz disclosed in an interview that Tiwa Savage’s song ‘Malo’ in which she featured Wizkid, was originally his.


The producer revealed to Punch that he wrote the song and had planned to release it this year but had to give it out to Tiwa Savage when her EP “Sugarcane” was about to be released and she needed one more song.

He further revealed that just like Wande Coals’ ‘Iskaba’ which he produced, he knew Tiwa’s ‘Malo’ would also be a hit.

He said,

“I did two songs on Tiwa’s EP. Malo was originally my song that I planned to release this year. So, when we wanted to put out her EP, she needed one more song. I was not in Nigeria at that time and Tiwa was in New York too. It was difficult to work together; so, I said we should add Malo to the EP.

I saw it as our song since I featured Wizkid and Tiwa on it. And without their efforts, the song wouldn’t be made. I am not the type that holds on to things for too long. Since Tiwa liked the idea, I spoke to Wizkid as well and he liked it too.

When we make songs, we come together. At the end of the day, we are only after the good of the song. So, everyone brought their own ideas for the good of Malo.

In fact, I don’t think we’ve seen the best of the song. When I produced Wande Coal’s Iskaba last year, I knew it would be a big song. A year after we did Iskaba, awards are still coming in for the song. How many songs do you produce and a year after, they are still relevant? In Nigeria, the lifespan of songs is just three months.”