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NEWS: Hip-life veteran Obrafuor has sued Canadian rapper, Drake for copyright infringement.

Obrafour, a renowned Ghanaian hip-life musician, has sued Canadian rapper Drake for copyright infringement after Drake sampled his song.

According to information released online by the District Court of the Southern District of New York, Obrafour is suing Drake for sampling his "Oye Ohene (Remix)" in his song "Calling My Name."

As to the lawsuit, Drake requested permission to sample the music via email, but the email was never responded to. He did, however, go ahead and release the track, which was eventually included in an album.

"Obrafour had not yet responded to the June 8, 2022 Clearance Email or the follow-up June 13, 2022 Clearance Email when Drake's "Honestly, Nevermind" album was released on June 17, 2022." Nonetheless, the Infringing Work is one of the tracks on the "Honestly, Nevermind" album, which will be presented to the world by'surprise' on June 17, 2022," according to the lawsuit.

Obrafour is seeking $10 million in compensation based on the success of the song, which appeared on Drake's widely distributed "Honestly, Nevermind" album.

"Obrafour sues for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act and seeks all remedies available to him under the Copyright Act, including preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary damages, including but not limited to, actual damages, profits directly and indirectly attributable to Defendants' infringing conduct, statutory damages under the Copyright Act in the sum of up to $150K per infringement where such infringement began after the Copyrighted Work was registered."

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