Asa slams N300m copyright infringement suit on Joeboy
October 4, 2022
Singer, Bukola Elemide, also known as Asa, has issued a copyright infringement notice to her colleague, Joseph Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy, over his recently-released song, “Contour”.
The notice, which was shared by Joeboy on his Instagram story on Monday, revealed that Asa demanded the sum of N300 million and gave a 24-hour ultimatum for the song to be removed from all digital streaming platforms.
The singer, through her management, also asked for a 60 per cent publishing split on the song, and a written apology, as seen in the notice.
The notice dated September 30 read in part, ”It has been brought to our attention that your newly released song, Contour (the “Song”), infringes on the copyright of our Client, as recorded/captured in a musical composition (the “Composition”) which she created in a recording session, which took place on 22 September 2020, with the producer of the Song, Alageu Michael Chidozie (p.k.a Tempoe) in attendance.
“We, hereby, demand that you immediately remove the Song from all DSPs and any other platforms within twenty-four (24) hours of your receipt of this letter, with a written apology issued to our Client as well as halt any additional infringements of our Composition, including any other infringements.”
See screenshot of notice below:
Reacting to the suit on his Instagram story, Joeboy said that people seemed to want to take him for a ride because he was quiet.
He further dared Asa’s management to take legal action and reminded them that the 24 hours notice had elapsed.
He said, “Cos I day always do love and light you think say I be soft meat. You said I have 24 hours, it’s been 48 hours, do something.”
Tempoe also reshared Joeboy’s posts on his Instagram story.