Female Nigerian music star, Bukola Elemide, known professionally as Asa, has censured a copyright infringement notice on Afropop artiste, Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy.
She asserted that his currently released track, Contour was gotten from her musical composition which she produced on September 22nd, 2020.
The ‘Bibanke’ crooner demanded the sum total of N300 million from Joeboy and a 60% (sixty percent) publishing split on the song. She made this known in a letter she wrote to him through her management.
The female singer also demanded him to immediately delete the song from all DSPs and any other platforms within twenty-four (24) hours. She also requested a written apology.
The letter 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.
It added; ”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.”
Joeboy, who took to his Instagram story and reacted to the notice by uttering that they were trying to ride on him because of his nice personality.
The ‘Contour’ crooner challenged Asa and her management to go ahead with whatever lawful steps they wanted to take as he reminded them that the 24 hours deadline had exhausted.
Joeboy shared a screenshot of the letter he received from Asa’s representative and wrote; ”LOL.”
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