According to reports, Joseph Akinfenwa, aka Joeboy, has received a copyright infringement notice from Bukola Elemide, better known as Asa, regarding his most recent song, “Contour.”
However, Elemide, a Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist demanded that Joeboy take the song down from all digital streaming platforms (DSPs) and any other platforms, pay N300 million, and also offer a written apology within twenty-four (24) hours of receiving her letter.
On Monday, Joeboy posted the notice to his Instagram story.
Additionally, the singer requested a 60% publishing split on the song through her management.
The notice, which was sent on September 30, stated in part, “It has come to our attention that your recently released song, Contour (the “Song”), violates 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 cease all further infringements of our Composition, including any other infringements, and immediately remove the Song from all DSPs and any other platforms within twenty-four (24) hours of your receipt of this letter.”
On his Instagram story, Joeboy responded to the suit by saying that he seemed to attract attention because he was quiet.
He reminded Asa’s management that the 24-hour notice had passed and dared them to file a lawsuit. “Because I always do love and light, you think I’m soft meat,” I say. You said I had 24 hours; however, 48 hours have passed.