Konnichiwa is a Japanese greeting used in the daytime. Speaking to Hypetrack
, Skepta explained the background to the album title. "It basically all started with my little brother, Jason, who's currently in Japan," he said. "His whole life, he's been obsessed with everything related to Japan. Whether it is computer games, the language, style, or lifestyle."
"My brother and I, we have a good relationship, so we sat down together to come up with an idea for the title," Skepta continued. "Initially, we were going to make a whole 8-bit computer game-type of album, but as time went on, different things happened and different people came to collaborate. The sonic direction of the album has changed a bit, so it's even more amazing to see to what it has ultimately become."