One of the notable songs on Tiwa Savage’s ‘Sugarcane’ extended play (EP) is ‘Malo’, which many perceived to be owned by Tiwa Savage, featured Wizkid and ace music producer Spellz.
The song, ‘Malo’ considered to be conceptualized by Tiwa Savage was actually owned by Spellz, the man who music lovers gave the least recognition on the song. ‘Malo’ became an instant hit single due to the quality of the song, especially the appearance of arguably the biggest artiste in Africa – Wizkid.
Speaking about the song, Benjamin Spellz, profoundly called ‘Spellz’ explained that he did two songs on Tiwa Savage’s EP, ‘Sugarcane’, adding that ‘Malo’ was a song he wanted to release this year (2017), but decided to bless the Mavin Records songstress with it.
“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.”
‘Sugarcane’ EP was released on Friday, September 22, 2017. The EP according to Tiwa Savage is a surprise for her fans ahead of her official album scheduled for 2018. “I actually never planned to release anything before my official album drops next year so this is a surprise for my fans. I have been in such a great space in the studio and I’ve been creating so much music so it felt right to put out this project,” she noted.
Explaining why she titles it ‘Sugarcane’ she said it sounded different and sweet to her. “The title is Sugar cane because the music sounded different and sweet to me. With Afrobeat music, I can’t explain it in words you just have to listen and experience the magic.”