Bukola Elemide, the ace Nigerian singer fondly called Asa, has filed a copyright infringement suit against Joeboy over his recently-released song ‘Contour’.
In a letter sent to Joeboy and shared on his Instagram story, Asa is demanding N300 million for the track.
The ‘Ocean’ crooner also gave Joeboy a 24-hour ultimatum to take down the song from all streaming platforms.
”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,” reads the letter, dated September 30.
“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.”
Asa, through her lawyers, also demanded a 60 percent publishing split on the song and a written apology.
Reacting to the lawsuit, Joeboy, whose real name is Joseph Akinfenwa, dared Asa to do her worse, adding that “it’s been 48hours.”
The fast-rising singer also said he might be acting cool, but he is not a soft person.
“Cos I dey always do love and light you think sey I be soft meat. You said I have 24 hours, it’s been 48hours, do something,” he wrote.
Listen to ‘Contour’ below:
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