Obrafour is suing Drake for using a sample of his “Oye Ohene (Remix)” in his song “Calling My Name,” according to information from the lawsuit that has been posted online through the District Court of Southern District of New York.
According to the lawsuit’s specifics, Drake’s request for permission to sample the music through email was rejected. He nevertheless decided to release the song, and a few days later it appeared on an album.
Obrafour is seeking $10,000,000 in damages based on the song’s performance, which was featured on Drake’s widely listened-to “Honestly, Nevermind” album.
“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,” the suit reads in part.