The song is widely believed to be a gift from Tiwa Savage to her husband, Tee Billz following their reconciliation, but Spellz revealed that Tiwa Savage did not have plans to release the song when she did.
In the interview with Punch NG, 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.”
He added that Malo was the last song they did and the last song they put on the EP, but he knew it would make a lasting impact upon its release.