Legal battle between the two singers Joeboy and Asa over copyright infringement
Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, also known as Joeboy, has responded to the copyright infringement warning that the Grammy-winning artist Asa delivered to him.
Joeboy’s song “Contour,” which was created by legendary beatmaker Tempoe, was released in August 2022.
A copyright infringement notification was given to Joeboy a few weeks following the song’s debut.
The copyright of a musical composition written by Asa at a recording session on September 22, 2020, with Tempoe present, was allegedly violated by “Contour,” according to the notice.
The notification, which was sent on September 30th, 2022, required Joeboy to take the song down from all digital platforms within twenty-four hours, apologise in writing, pay N300 million, and give Asa a 60% publishing split.
Joeboy defied the order and posted the notice on Instagram, challenging Asa to comply.
“You believe sey I be soft flesh because I dey constantly do love and light,” he wrote.
“You said I had 24 hours, but it’s been 48 hours. Do something,” he continued.