On his Instagram account, Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus professionally known as Joeboy responded to the suit by saying that he seemed to attract attention because he was quiet.
He also urged Asa’s management to file a lawsuit and emphasized that the 24-hour notice had already passed.
“Cos I day always do love and light you think say I be soft meat. You said I have 24 hours, it’s been 48 hours, do something.” Joeboy stated.
This response was to due the prior notice given by Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa that Joeboy should give a statement issuing his apology and she should be given a 60 percent royalties cut on the song via her management.
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 streaming services( Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Deezer, and Youtube e.t.c)
Also, it was stated on the notice that Joeboy should refrain and stop in other productions attributed to the infringements.
The statement on the notice wrote, “It has been brought to our attention that your newly released song, Contour (the “Song”), infringes on the copyright of our Client, as recorded/captured in a musical composition (the “Composition”) which she created in a recording session, which took place on 22 September 2020, with the producer of the Song, Alageu Michael Chidozie (p.k.a Tempoe) in attendance.
“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.”