Veteran Nigerian singer Bukola Elemide aka ASA has demanded the Sum of 300 million naira from younger colleague Joseph Akinfenwa-Donus aka Joeboy for allegedly stealing her composition.
Asa demanded the sum from both Joeboy and producer Tempoe 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’.
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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.
Asa is also demanding a 60% cut of the split sheet.
Joeboy who seems unfazed by the demand wrote “LOL (Laugh out loud)” on the letter and further wrote,
“Cos I dey always do love and light you think sey I be soft meat,” he posted on his Instagram story.
Joeboy noted that it had been over 48 hours despite the ultimatum of 24 hours in the latter, daring the singer to do her worst.
“You said I have 24 hours, it’s been 48 hours, do something,” he posted.
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