Singer, Asa dragged to court over alleged coyright with Wizkid


Amazing Nigerian singer, Asa has been dragged to court by music producer Tempoe over an alleged copyright infringement of a song titled ‘IDG,’ featuring Grammy winner Wizkid, and ‘Love Me Or Give Me Red Wine.’ for an alleged copyright of Wizkid.

The order dated July 1, read in parts: “In the document numbered FHC/L/CS/262/2022, the plaintiff (Tempoe) made the following prayers in a Motion Exparte filed on the July 1, 2022.

“1. AN ORDER OF INTERIM INJUNCTION restraining the Defendants/ Respondents jointly or severally whether by themselves, their assigns, agents, and servants howsoever from further distributing, offering for sale, performing any of the said musical works titled ‘IDG’ and ‘Love Me or Give Me Red Wine’ in whatever manner pending the determination of the Applicant’s Motion on Notice.

“2. AN ORDER granting leave for the Plaintiff/ Applicant to publish a copy of the enrolled order that may be made pursuant to this application in at least one (1) national newspaper circulating in Nigeria.

“3. AND for such further order(s) as this Honorable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.”

The case has been adjourned until September 26.

Asa released V, her fifth studio album, on February 25, 2022. The compilation houses 10 tracks with features from Wizkid, The Cavemen and Amaarae.