Dumi Oburota is the co-founder of 360 entertainment company Disturbing London. Launched in 2006 alongside founding Disturbing London client, Tinie Tempah, Dumi and Disturbing London are celebrating a decade of business in 2016. A proud Londoner keen to champion the cities’ opportunities, when Dumi reflects on his greatest moments to date, he recalls London’s Olympic Games in 2012. Tinie Tempah, his business partner, friend and client closed the ceremony, a glorious moment he describes as ‘the culmination of two guys having a dream and making it happen.’
In its current formation, Disturbing London comprises artist management, record label services, publishing, fashion design, brand partnerships, event curation and digital services – spanning music artists and music marketing. An innovative thinker unafraid to stand at the forefront of conversation around the music industry and its development, Dumi believes 360 entertainment companies such as Disturbing London will compete in a major way with major labels, providing a diversified offering for artists looking to have more autonomy and a more hands-on approach to their career.
Well known for his interest in sartorial trends and a regular in GQ’s ‘best dressed’ lists (most recently listed as #8’s Best Dressed Stylish Business Men 2015) Dumi is a regular at L:CM and a keen purveyor of the fashion industry, an arena he believes will become more boutique and shaped by ‘speed, truth, and agility’, due to the power of social media. Dumi is also a keen investor and consultant who advises and develops brands with a strong vision.