Ghanaian hiplife legend, Obrafour has sued Grammy Awards winner, Drake for copyright infringement.
This comes after the American rapper sampled Obrafour’s “Oye Ohene (Remix)” for his song, “Calling My Name” taken off his ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Album.
According to the suit from the District Court of Southern District of New York, Drake had sought permission to sample the song via email and was declined.
However, Drake went ahead to release the track.
Obrafour is therefore demanding $10,000,000 as compensation based on the success of the album, “Honestly, Nevermind”.
“Obrafour sues for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, and seeks all remedies afforded to him thereunder, including preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary damages, including but not limited to, actual damages, profits directly and indirectly attributable to from Defendants’ infringing conduct, statutory damages under the Copyright Act in the sum of up to $150,000.00 per infringement where such infringement commenced after the Copyrighted Work was registered with the United States Copyright Office, and other economic relief,” part of the suit reads.
Obrafour seeks at least $10 million in damages.
— Rob Freund (@RobertFreundLaw) April 19, 2023