Copyright Infringement: Singer, Asa Sues Joeboy For N300M

Sensational Nigerian singer, Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa, has issued a copyright infringement notice to her colleague, Joeboy, over his newly released song, ‘Contour’.
The 40-year-old singer, in a letter addressed to Joeboy through her legal representative, claimed he used a musical composition that she created with producer, Tempoe, during a recording session in 2020.
Asa, who went on to demand for the sum of N300 million for the infringement and an additional 60% (sixty percent) publishing split on the song, has also ordered him to remove the song from all digital streaming platforms within 24 hours, and tender a written apology to her.
The notice dated September 30 read in part,
“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.
We also demand that the sum of N300,000,000 (Three Hundred Million Naira) as well as a 60% (sixty percent) publishing split on the Song be assigned to our Client.”
While reacting to the notice, Joeboy in a post shared on his Insta Story, called Asa’s bluff and dared her to do her worst. He added that people tend to take advantage of him because of his calm personality, but he’s not an easy nut to crack.
He further dared Asa’s legal representative to take legal actions against him because the 24 hours notice has elapsed.
“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.