Asa sues Joeboy over copyright infringement

Singer Asa sues Joeboy for 300 million over copyright infringement

Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa has sued Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus known professionally as Joeboy for 300 million over copyright infringement.

Asa claims Joeboy’s new single “Contour” samples her work without her consent. In a letter sent to Joeboy by Asa’s Lawyer and which the artist posted on his Instagram Story, the content revealed accusations of a copyright suit stemming from the composition of Joeboy’s’ Contour’.

letter sent to Joeboy by Asas Lawyer

According to the letter, the Lawyers representing Asa stated that the song’s composition was created by Asa in a recording session with Tempoe which took place on 22nd, September 2020.

It further stated their client didn’t grant permission for Joeboy and Tempoe to utilize said composition. Asa’s lawyers demanded that the song be taken off all DSPs within 24 hours of receiving the letter.

In addition to this, they also demanded that Joeboy and Tempoe address an apology to their client for the copyright breach while seizing any and all further infringements. As a remedy for the damages, Asa is seeking 300,000,000 naira for damages as well as a 60% cut of the split sheet.

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