AML 102: (Exclusive) Interview with Michael LeStat, President & CEO LeStat Media & Entertainment

Michael LeStat, President & CEO of LeStat Media and Entertainment, is the special guest on the 102nd episode of The Africa Music Law Show (AML) with Ms. Uduak. Prior to launching LeStat, Michael worked as the marketing director for R-Wells Media and Advertising Co. Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria, handling all aspects of television series production, and television and radio advertising.

Michael was also at the forefront of bringing global recognition to the brutal murder of the “Aluu4” through his activism. The Aluu4 were Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah, all students of the University of Port Harcourt, who were falsely accused of theft in Aluu, a community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, on October 5, 2012. The young men were chased by a violent mob who ultimately caught them, stripped them naked, beat and tortured them unconscious, dragged them through mud, dropped concrete slabs on their heads and car tyres filled with petrol wrapped around their necks in an attempt to burn them. Michael was an artist manager for two of the young men, Ugonna Obuzor and Toku Lloyd, who were emerging artists and were discovered through Michael’s annual LeStat Rap Attack Battle event. Through his advocacy, Michael engaged blogs, radio and television stations including BBC Africa and France24 to cover the tragic incident of vigilante justice. Michael is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt with a BSc in education and a big AML fan!

Where to Find Michael LeStat

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lestatmag/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lestatideas

About The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

Hosted by California-based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%). 

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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1 Comment

  1. RichyGame says:

    Hello Uduak,

    Thanks for this.

    Get to the root of Michael Ugwu (Sony Music West Africa) and Ycee’s rants.

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