Dotun Omotoye, a night club guru popularly known as Dotun Lacachette in
an interview with City People explained how himself and Tuface started
Rumors club 6 years ago and how they have managed to expand the
Read interview below…
Tell us about yourself before Rumors
Dotun before Rumors… Let me put it this way, there was a place in GRA
called Newyorkers. Before I left the country in the 90s I used to
hangout in Newyorkers. When I returned to the country, I found myself
been attracted to the same spot. Newyorkers was the thing everybody
talked about back then. I came back and noticed that Newyorkers had lost
its steam. The owner of Newyorkers is my friend; we had a sit down and
agreed that I take over the running. That was how I transformed it to
Manhattan and later Lacachette. The need to evolve and do something
different came on me and I went into partnership with another friend and
we started the project, The Place together. After the place, Lacachette
wasn’t doing so well and I found myself going back to Lacachette to see
how I could turn it around. That I did with a very good friend,
Innocent Idibia. The brand Rumors belong to Tuface and I. From the way
it is, we have established a few outlets here and there and the only
thing I can see happening to Rumors is a spread.
How does Rumors compare to other clubs?
Well, for Rumors, It’s a premium lounge; it’s not a regular club. It is a
place you come into to build contact. We are not very particular about
what you have to spend, though that is important, the whole idea is to
create an atmosphere where people could come into and meet like minds in
a party atmosphere.
Your relationship with Tuface Idibia.
Tuface is a very good friend. There are very few men like Tuface Idibia.
I knew him first as a customer back when I was doing the Lacachette
project. He used to come around as a customer. Tuface is one person that
did not see himself as people saw him. He was very peaceful and easy
going. One day, I sat with him after we had built a strong relationship
and I advised him to invest his money in the nightclub business. I told
him if he was open to it we could go into partnership. Somehow the whole
idea got to him and that’s how we started till this day.
How long ago was this?
The first Rumors started 6 years ago.