Asa threatens ₦300 million suit against Joeboy

Following the release of Joeboy’s track “Contour,” Nigerian soul artist Asa (Bukola Elemide) is seeking N300 million in damages for claimed copyright infringement by Joeboy and his music producer Alageu Michael Chidozie (Tempoe).

In a notice Asa’s camp requested that the said song be taken down from all DSPs and other 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 (a.k.a Tempoe) in attendance.” the letter stated.

Additionally, N300,000,000 “together with a 60% publishing split on the song be assigned to our client” were sought.

Meanwhile, Joeboy has called out Asa and her legal team on social media over the matter.

“You said I have 24 hours. It’s been 48 hours, do something,” he posted on Instagram.

After sharing the screenshot of the letter from Asa’s management on the social media platform, he wrote, “LOL.”

He added, “Cos I dey always do love and light you think sey I will be soft meat.”

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