Nigerian producer, Benjamin Obadje popularly known by his industry name Spellz had revealed that Tiwa Savage's hit song 'Malo' featuring Wizkid on the EP album was originally his song. Spellz said he had decided to release the song this year but willingly gave it to Tiwa Savage when she needed a single track to complete her EP album.
Speaking recently on the wave the song is making round the globe, Spellz 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. 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,” he added.
Spellz has produced songs for 9ice, Banky W, Dammy Krane, Tiwa Savage and D'Prince among others.