Asa Demands N300m For Copyright Infringement



Nigerian singer, Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa, has issued a copyright infringement notice to Joeboy following the release of his song, ‘Contour’.

In a letter sent by Asa’s lawyers and to Joeboy, which he posted on his Instagram Story, revealed accusations of a copyright suit stemming from the composition of Joeboy’s record.

In the notice signed by her management, Asa demanded from Joeboy the sum of N300 million, a 60 per cent publishing split on the song, a written apology and asked that he immediately remove the song from all digital streaming platforms within 24 hours.



The notice of infringement, which Joeboy shared read in part read; ”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.”

Reacting, Joeboy, on his Instagram story said that people seem to want to take him for a ride because he is quiet. He dared Asa’s management to take any legal action and reminded them that the 24 hours notice has elapsed.

He said, “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.”

Asa Sings ‘Fire On The Mountain’ At NNPC Limited’s Unveiling

Multiple award-winning singer and guitarist, Bukola Elemide better known as Asa, on Tuesday performed her song ‘Fire on the mountain’ at the unveiling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

The event, which was held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja had in attendance several dignitaries, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

Asa’s performance at the event comes at the peak of political discourse where the youth are more involved in bidding to re-elect a ruling political party or try other candidates who might steer the country to a different, better path.

The singer had her break into the music industry in 2007, with her debut album which caught the attention of music lovers; ‘Fire on the mountain’, a single from the album, 13 years later, still speaks to the social ills in the society.

Social media users are reacting to her performance, with many saying the song suits the current economic situation of the country.


Singer, Asa, performs on stage.


Here are the lyrics of the song below:

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

I wake up in the morning
Tell you what I see on my TV screen
I see the blood of an innocent child
And everybody’s watching

Now I’m looking out my window
And what do I see
I see an army of a soldier man
Marching across the street

Hey Mr. soldier man
Tomorrow is the day you go to war
But you are fighting for another man’s cause
And you don’t even know him

What did he say to make you so blind
To your conscience and reason
Could it be love for your country
Or for the gun you use in killing

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

Hey Mr. Lover man
Can I get a chance to talk to you
Cause you are fooling with a dead man’s corpse
And you don’t know what you do

So you say you have a lover
And you love her like no other
So you buy her a diamond
That someone has died on
Don’t you think there’s something wrong with this?

Tell me who’s responsible
For what we teach our children?
Is it the internet?
Or the stars on television?
Why oh why oh

So little Lucy turns sixteen
And like the movie she’s been seeing
She has a lover in her daddy
She can’t tell nobody
‘Til she makes the evening news

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

One day the river will over flow
And there’ll be nowhere for us to go
And we will run, run
Wishing we had put out the fire

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running.

Tems Appreciates Asa, Tiwa Savage, Simi And Others After BET Win

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: Tems poses in the press room during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Robin L Marshall / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)


Pop music star, Temilade Openiyi or Tems as she is widely known, has expressed her gratitude towards female artistes that have paved the path in the Nigerian music industry for her.

She took to social media to acknowledge female heavyweights that have repeatedly blazed the trail in the industry and served as inspiration for her.

In the series of tweets, she mentioned the likes of Asa, Omawunmi, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Waje, Simi, Niniola, and others thanking them “for existing”.

Tems tweeted on Tuesday, “I’m taking today to appreciate all the sisters today. Thank you for existing, thank you for deciding to get up and do something because someone saw that and became inspired by it. @Asa_official @Omawumi @TiwaSavage @yemialadee @OfficialWaje @SympLySimi @OfficialNiniola.”

Responding to the Twitter mention, Omawunmi tweeted, “I’m truly humbled! Massive Congratulations. To the sky and above!”




“Tems all the way. I love you big!” Asa also replied.

“A queen I Stan,” Waje responded.


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: Tems attends the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET/AFP (Photo by Paras Griffin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)


The BET award winner also named rising stars like herself, promising they were all going “to move in like a Tsunami.”

“@amaarae @Gyakie_ @ayrastarr @faveszn @TeniEntertainer, when I see anyone of you gracing a stage, I feel like that’s me. We’re all winning and we’re about to move in like a Tsunami. So before it starts, know that love lives on this side, as we show the world how it’s done.

“And if I missed any messages, it is definitely unintentional. I don’t take your kind words and support for granted. I’m sending you all love today because you DESERVE it. Love always,” she wrote.




Her appreciation tweets follow her wins at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday.


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: Tems poses in the press room during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Robin L Marshall/Getty Images For BET/AFP (Photo by Robin L Marshall / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)


Tems brought home the award for the Best International Act, beating the likes of UK’s Dave, and her Nigerian counterpart, Fireboy DML.

Wizkid’s “Essence” which featured Tems and Justin Bieber, also bagged the BET Best Collaboration award.

Vibez: Shocking News For AMVCA Attendees, Panicked Cardi B Goes Viral + More


The COVID-19 has shut down parts of the world, forcing many to stay at home and practice social distancing.

While the world of showbiz is not left out, it’s still far from taking a halt.

From AMVCA attendees getting some shocking COVID-19 news to Cardi B’s rant going viral and Runtown lending a hand by donating millions of Naira to Nigerians, you can catch up on the top moments that made the rounds this week.


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Asa, 2 Baba Join The E-Concert Trend

Niniola, Femi Kuti Weave A ‘Fantasy’ In Colourful Music Video

We also take a look at how the coronavirus has spurred a rise of E-concerts…from John Legend to Asa, and Tu-Baba, artists are getting more creative and exploring the concept.

And then celebrities are teaming up with the NCDC to fight fake COVID-19 news.

Meanwhile, away from the coronavirus, the music industry has lost a legend Kenny Rogers at the age of 81.

Asa Thrills Fans With New Single After Five-Year Hiatus


After a five-year hiatus, Nigerian singer and songwriter, Asa, has released a new single.

She released the song titled ‘The Beginning’ on Tuesday, to the delight of fans who had long anticipated her comeback, while hinting that the song is an opening track off an upcoming album.


The Beginning announces the start of a new musical chapter for Asa and with soft harmonies, the strength of emotions filter through her voice.


Prior to her break, her last album titled Bed of Stone was released in 2014 with hit tracks such as Dead Again and Eyo.

Other albums by her include Beautiful Imperfection and Asa which offer a rich blend of pop, jazz and soul.

Born to parents who at the time, were working and studying cinematography in France, Asa over the years, drew inspiration from the collection of great music her father had built up for his work as a cinematographer.

The records featuring American, Nigerian and African soul classics, included musical greats such as Fela Kuti, King Sunny Adé, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Miriam Makeba, King Diana Ross and Nina Simone.

14 Communities To Eradicate Female Circumcision In Osun

communities-pledge-to-stop-female-genital-mutilationEfforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Osun State received a boost on Tuesday as 14 communities from four local government areas in the state declared their intentions to stop the practice of female circumcision in their domains.

This is as the Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed that the state must do everything possible to come out of its unfavourable highest rank on the ladder of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria.

To push the decision to end the practice, the State government held a Female Genital Mutilation Abandonment Declaration Ceremony on Tuesday. It was organised by the Shericare Foundation (SCARF), an initiative of the wife of the Governor, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola.

The communities that declared against FMG include Eko -Ende,Eko Ajala, Iba, Asa, Iwo Oke, Ajagunlase, Alapata, Owode, Araromi in Ifelodun, Olaoluwa, Ede North and Orolu Local Government Areas of the state. These communities have been identified to be in full practice of the FGM.

The Governor condemned the act of Female Genital Mutilation, saying that “whether it is a cultural practice of removing part of the female genital either as a customary rite of initiation into womanhood or as a check against promiscuity, the bottom line is that it is harmful”.

Expunge It From Our Belief System

He stated that the harmful practice, according to UNICEF, was prevalent in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia.

He said: “According to a February 2016 report by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are records for 27 countries in Africa, including Somalia (96 per cent), Guinea (97 per cent), Djibouti (93 per cent), Egypt (91 per cent) and Sierra Leone (90 per cent) still practicing FGM.

“From this same report, we learnt that as of 2013, 27.2 million women had undergone FGM in Egypt, 23.8 million in Ethiopia, and 20 million in Nigeria. In Indonesia, the prevalence rate for children under 11 years is 49 per cent, translating to 13.4 million.

“In Nigeria, six states top the list of where the practice is prevalent. These are Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Ebonyi, Imo and Lagos. FGM is deeply rooted in culture but flies in the face of common sense, decency, basic health and human right.

“The crux of this advocacy is to expunge it from our belief system. I am glad that we have the cooperation of our traditional rulers, religious leaders, community leaders and aficionados of arts and culture.

“The core changes must include that, one, it is no longer necessary as a cultural requirement, two, that it is indeed harmful and cruel physically and psychologically. The victims, we must note, are our daughters, sisters, aunties, cousins, nieces, wives and mothers.

“I do not see any other category closer and dearer to us than these and therefore do not deserve to be subjected to this hurtful practice any longer”.

Earlier in her address of welcome, the wife of Osun State Governor and President of Sheri Care Foundation, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to achieving zero tolerance on Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision in the state.

She said the Foundation had engaged in many activities towards boosting the awareness campaigns to end the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in every nook and cranny of the state.

Sherifat disclosed that the Foundation had also committed itself to intensive advocacy to eradicate the traditional practice of FGM in the state through regular interface with a number of communities, public sensitisation, jingles sponsorship on radio, television stations as well as printing and circulation of the state law which made it illegal for anyone to circumcise any female child or any woman in the state.

She said: “The journey to today’s event started early 2015 when a team of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) officials visited our state, as the meeting afforded us the opportunity to appreciate the necessity of collective efforts to wage an intensive and comprehensive awareness campaign on the dangers that continued practice of female circumcision bear for our female children, our women and our people in general.

“It is true that the practice of female circumcision was rooted in traditional and religious beliefs, but scientific findings have revealed that such beliefs are injurious to life”.

Mrs Aregbesola attributed the public declaration of abandonment of FGM by 14 communities in the state to the efforts being made by the Foundation to abolish the menace.

She, therefore, appealed to the residents in the state to always abstain from the act, saying female circumcision does not bear any positive fruit but rather it is a basket full of danger and sometimes death to the women.

Earlier, the Guest Speaker and the Head of Lagos Liaison Office, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Omolaso Omosehin, commended Governor Aregbesola for his continued support to eradication of Female Genital Mutilation in the state.

He pointed out that the contribution of the state government had impacted positively towards putting an end to Female Genital Mutilation.

Describing the occasion as timely, Omosehin said the forum was a reflection of symbolic commitment demonstrated by the state government of Osun to end Female Genital Mutilation and other forms of harmful traditional practices that impact negatively on women and girls and as well deprive them of reaching their maximum potential and contributing to the development of the state.

He said: “We recognise the ongoing efforts that the state government and other development actors are undertaking to accelerate the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision as these efforts are beginning to yield positive results.

“One of such is the abandonment of this harmful traditional practice in over 12 communities across for Local Governments that account for highest prevalence of FGM in the state. The reason for which this public declaration of abandonment ceremony was convened.

“We commend the efforts of leaders in championing the end of FGM campaign across the high burdened states in Southwest Nigeria as we are aware that over 250 female babies born in these communities from April 2015 till date in Osun were not circumcised”.

DPR Vows To Curb Production Of Fake Lubricants

engine oil, fake lubricant, DPRThe Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has vowed to curb the activities of fake producers of fake lubricants in Kwara state and urged stakeholders for more collaborations in this regard.

The Operations Controller of DPR in the state, Salvation Phillips, made the resolution at a stakeholders’ meeting on how to find a lasting solution to the production of fake lubricants in Ilorin the Kwara state capital.

He said that there was the need to alert the public on the nefarious activities and dangers posed in the usage of the fake engine oil which he noted are injurious to national economy, legitimate business, public safety and security.

Recently, the Department of the Petroleum Resources in collaboration with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) raided an illegal factory in Ogbondoroko, Asa Local Government Area of Kwara state where engine oil and lubricants were being blended.

The sealing of the illegal factory also led to the main depot where the alleged fake lubricants were being sold and further adulteration taking place at Offa garage area in Ilorin.

The State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Pedro John, at the meeting, stressed the readiness of his command to partner with relevant agencies to ensure that sharp practices in the oil and gas sector is reduced to the barest minimum.

He tasked the management of NNPC to ensure that loading of petroleum products resumes at Ilorin depot to ease the challenges being faced by marketers.

One of the producers of the lubricants present at the meeting, Taiye Williams, however, challenged DPR and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to have synergy on how to license producers of the engine oil.

He called for more training of the staff of the two agencies on how to discover the fake from original lubricants.

At the end of the deliberations, the Department of Petroleum Resources, Standard Organizations of Nigeria (SON) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) agreed to work together with other stakeholders to eradicate the production of fake lubricants in the state.

AfroSoul Singer, Asa Talks About Her Life and Career

Asa, AfrosoulAfrosoul singer says her journey to international stardom in the music business has been an uncertain existence fuelled by good fortune.

In an interview with Entertainment News, the ‘One Who Never Comes’ crooner, admits to facing her fair share of challenges, and paying the price for her quest for fulfilment.

Despite the challenges, there are moments that compensate for the hard times. Asa, shares one of those touching moments.

About a decade after her debut album, titled after her, shot her to instant fame, Asa can say she has earned her spot in music.


In light of the unfortunate loss of entertainers in the music industry, Nomoreloss, Prince and Papa Wemba, Asa reminds all of the humanity of music icons and gives an insight into the struggles of successful artistes, who are in demand.

Living for the music, which she says is her religion, Asa is faced with the arduous task of connecting with her fans all over the world, from Istanbul to Belgium, France and Nigeria.

She revealed how she manages to refresh.

Born Bukola Elemide, in the early 80’s, Asa moved from her birthplace, Paris, France, to Lagos, Nigeria at the age of two, where she grew to become an artiste, influenced by music greats including Bob Marley, Sir Victor Uwaifo, Sade Adu, Onyeka Onwenu, Miriam Makeba and a host of others.

From her first album, Asa, a Cobhams Asuquo produced body of work which achieved critical acclaim in 2007, to ‘Bed Of Stones’, her 2015 album and several international tours in between, the singer’s songs evoke a myriad of emotions, from sombre meditation as experienced in ‘Bibanke’ to holy rage with ‘Satan Be Gone’.

YBNL In Search Of Female Act, Olamide Reveals

YBNL boss olamideYBNL boss, Olamide has revealed the all-male music imprint which houses raves including Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold is on the look out for a female act cum first lady.

Olamide, who made the revelation on social blogging site, Twitter, asked fans to nominate their candidates.

The YBNL boss added that the prospective artiste must be a combination of Nigerian songstress, Asa and American rapper, Dejiloaf.

Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners

headies awardsThe highly anticipated Headies Awards 2015 ceremony was held in Lagos on Friday, January 1, night.

The award was organised to recognize the talents of Nigerian music stars and reward them in grand style.

Here Is The Full List Of Winners.

Ycee – Winner
Nominees: Base one, Koker , Pepenazi , HumbleSmith ,Young GreyC

Reekado Bankz (Winner)
Nominees: Lil’ Kesh , Kiss Daniel, Cynthia Morgan , Korede Bello

Godwin – Korede Bello (WINNER)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid , Collabo – P-Square Feat. Don Jazzy , My Woman, My Everything – Patoranking Feat. Wande Coal ,
Woju – Kiss Daniel, Bobo – Olamide

Olamide – Bobo
Nominees: Small Doctor – Mosquito Killer, Mastakraft feat. Olamide, CDQ& David O – Indomie, Falz The Bad Guy Feat. Yemi Alade & Poe – Hello Bae, Reminisce – Skillashi

Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – If I fall , Shaydee – High, Cobhams – Do The Right Thing , Bez – There’s A Fire

Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Heartbeat – Praiz, Baby Daddy – Iyanya, Say You Love Me – Leriq ft. Wizkid , Do the Right Thing – Cobhams Ft. Bez

King Kong – Vector
Nominees: Bad Belle – M.I, Bank Alert – Ill Bliss , Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide, Phyno & Stomrex, G.O.D – T.R

Aramide – Iwo Nikan
Nominees: Waje – Coco Baby, Asa – Bed of Stone ,Simi – Tiff, Yemi Alade – Duro Timi

German Juice – Cynthia Morgan (Winner)
Nominees: Sanko – Timaya, My Body – Solid Star Feat. Timaya, Daniella Whyne – Patoranking, Cheques and Balance – Burna Boy, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay

Katapot (Reekado Banks) – UnLimited LA (Winner)
Nominees: Jamb Question (Simi) – Mex . Crazy (Seyi Shay) – Meji Alabi, The Sound (DavidO Feat. Uhuru & Dj Buckz) – Sesan , Baby Jollof (Solid Star Feat. Tiwa Savage) – Clarence Peters
Note: This award goes to the video director.

Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Phyno
Nominees: Hold on – Joe El Feat. 2Face Idibia, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay Feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay, Shoki (Remix) – Lil’Kesh Feat. Olamide & David O, Do The right Thing – Cobhams ft. Bez, Sisi – Praiz ft. Wizkid

Chairman – M.I.
Nominees: Above Ground Level – Modenine , Baba Hafusa – Reminisce, Street OT – Olamide

Legendury Beatz – Ojuelegba
Nominees: Don Jazzy – Godwin (Korede Bello) , Mastakraft – Wiser (Flavour), Young John – Bobo (Olamide), Shizzi – Fans Mi (DavidO),
Cobhams – There’s A Fire (Bez)

Vector – King Kong
Nominees: Ill Bliss – Bank Alert (remix) Feat. Ice Prince, Eva Alordiah & Phyno, Reminisce – Baba Hafusa, G.O.D – T.R

Yemi Alade – King of Queens (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – Rich n Famous, Skales – Man of the Year

Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid, Eyo – Asa , Bez – There’s A Fire, Cobhams – Do the right Thing

Adekunle Gold – Sade (Winner)
Nominees: Di’Ja – Awwwwww, Bez – There’s A Fire, Asa – Satan Be Gone, Ugovinna – Rain On Me, Simi – Tiff

Olamide Winner
Nominees: David O, Wizkid, Yemi Alade , P-Square

Ojuelegba – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Godwin – Korede Bello , Kiss Daniel – Woju, Olamide – Bobo

2 face Idibia.

A Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Bed of Stone – Asa, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Rich & Famous – Praiz, Double Trouble – Psquare

A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Rich n Famous – Praiz, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Street OT – Olamide , Chairman – M.I. Double Trouble – P Square

Sarkodie (Winner)
Nominees: Diamond Platnumz , Cassper Nyovest , Sarkodie , Uhuru , AKA

Kwara State Suspends Eight Local Government Chairmen

kwaraThe Kwara State House of Assembly has approved the suspension of Chairmen of eight Local Government Councils in the state. 

This follows allegations of carrying out recruitment exercise without due process.

According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Abdurahman Sanni, the approval by the House of Assembly was sequel to a letter from the state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, seeking the approval of the House to suspend the affected Chairmen.

The statement was read by the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, on the floor of the House.

Moro, Irepodun, Asa, Oke Ero, Patigi, Ilorin South, Ekiti and Baruteen Local Government Councils’ chairmen were those affected.

Reading the resolutions of the House, the Speaker said the House equally mandated its committee on Local Government and chieftaincy affairs to investigate the allegation and report to the House within days.

The Speaker explained that it was unlawful for the Council Chairmen to carryout recruitment exercise without the approval of the state’s Local Government Service Commission.

Dr. Ahmad maintained that the alleged misconduct was contrary to the provisions of the law and assured the suspended chairmen that the House would carry out thorough investigation, to avoid miscarriage of justice.

Members of the House concurred, quoting section 7 of the Nigerian Constitution, as saying the governor has the power to suspend any Chairman for any case of misconduct.

Solid Star, Asa Drop New Videos

Solid Star, Asa drop videoSingers, Solid Star and Asa have dropped new music videos to the delight of their fans.

Solid Star’s new music video serves as the follow up to his last effort, In My Head.

The new video is for the song, Good Woman, in honour of all such across the world.

Also, ‘Jailer’ crooner, Asa has dropped a video for ‘The One Who Never Comes’ which is off her latest album, bed of stones.

The video is a compilation of several stage performances, never before seen footage of the singer backstage, in the studio and other places.