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How Platinum Lounge became Gustavo By Cubana – Dubem Oguegbu


The former Managing Director of Platinum Lounge and now Executive Director at Gustavo By Cubana, Dubem Oguegbu has revealed how the top Enugu-based lounge has metamorphosed into what is known as Gustavo By Cubana Nightclub with an affiliation to the Cubana Group owned by billionaire Igbo businessman, Obi Cubana born Obinna Iyiegbu.


According to the Anambra State-born, Benin bred Dubem Oguegbu, popularly known as Dubby Gustavo while responding to the question on why Platinum Lounge was closed down, he said the lounge did not close down but went through evolution to better position itself for more exciting experiences.

“My friend and I and partner Christian Osuinyi, we both had a club called Platinum Lounge. The Lounge did not die as speculated but we partnered with Cubana to open Gustavo by Cubana. Cubana is a bigger brand with wider reach. We did not close down. We got a good partnership deal with Cubana and we moved. Gustavo By Cubana was born on December 4, 2019. Enugu needed that Cubana vibe because there is no party like a Cubana party all over Nigeria,” he said.

There are three brains behind the Gustavo By Cubana which consist of , Dubem Oguegbu aka Dubby Gustavo and his partner, Papi Chulo alias Papi Gustavo, both as Executive Directors. The mastermind behind the brand is Obi Cubana who is the Chairman of the Club.

Dubem Oguegbu aka Dubby Gustavo was a banker for many years before finding his calling in the nightclub business. He worked with Diamond Bank Plc from 2007 to 2012. After the banking experience he floated Platinum Lounge with a partner in 2012 to 2019.

His business journey continues in 2019 with the birth of Gustavo By Cubana, a nightclub that is currently shaping the landscape of nightlife in Enugu and indeed the entire Southeast region.

Dubem Oguegbu is a certified engineer with COREN (The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria). He studied Mechanical Engineering at Anambra State University, Uli 2005/2006 graduating set.

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