In relation to Joeboy’s recently released song, “Contour,” singer Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has served him with a copyright infringement notice.
According to the notification, which Joeboy posted on his Instagram account on Monday, Asa requested N300 million and issued a 24-hour deadline for the song to be taken down from all digital platforms.
In addition, as stated in the notification, the singer requested a formal apology and a 60% publishing split on the song through her management.
The notice, which was sent on September 30, stated, in part, that “It has come to our attention that your recently released song, Contour (the “Song”), infringes on the copyright of our Client, as recorded/captured in a musical composition (the “Composition”), which she created during a recording session on September 22, 2020, with the producer of the Song, Alageu Michael Chidozie (a.k.a. Tempoe), present.
“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.”
Reacting to the suit on his Instagram story, Joeboy said that people seemed to want to take him for a ride because he was quiet.
He further dared Asa’s management to take legal action and reminded them that the 24 hours notice had elapsed.
He said, “Cos I day always do love and light you think to say I will be soft meat. You said I have 24 hours, it’s been 48 hours, do something.”