The producer of the hit track, Ma Lo in Tiwa Savage’s EP, Sugarcane, Benjamin Obadje popularly known as Spellz, has revealed that the song, Ma Lo was his and he gave it to the singer to complete her EP as it was remaining one song for the EP to be released.
This revelation was made in an interview with Punch Newspaper where the producer revealed that although the song was his, the end result is a collaborated effort and he released it to be used because aside from the fact that he knows it will be a hit song, he also doesn’t like keeping things to himself when he knows it can be of great use to another person.
“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.”
Speaking further, Spellz said we haven’t seen the last of the song as it will win awards the same way Iskaba is winning even after one year of its release;
“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.”
Listen to the audio: “Ma lo” by Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and Spellz