Nigerian celebrated singer and songwriter Asa has demanded that Afrobeats artist Joeboy and producer Tempoe pay her 300 million naira over copyright infringement in Joeboy’s ‘Contour’.
In a letter sent to Joeboy by Asa’s Lawyers 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’.
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.
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As a remedy for the damages, Asa is seeking 300,000,000 naira in damages as well as a 60% cut of the split sheet
Joeboy reacts to the Letter: Joeboy appears to have received the news with relative ease as he dares Asa and her lawyers to do their worse.
On his Instagram story, he posted the letter with the caption “LOL (Laugh out loud)”.
Asa is yet to issue any statement, as of the time of writing this report.
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