7 Things You Need To Know About DJ Obi, Nigeria’s Newest Guinness World Record Holder TrendyVoice

1 July 2016

7 Things You Need To Know About DJ Obi, Nigeria’s Newest Guinness World Record Holder




The name DJ Obi will go down in the
history books as the dogged Nigerian
DJ who broke an existing Guinness
World record and many would
remember him for laying a precedence
with his outstanding feat.

The Syndik8 Records' official DJ, who
has now deejayed for 8 straight days
without sleep, is a man with a legacy to
carry on and a dream that only those
with the strongest of minds can
fathom.

Here are 10 things you need to know
about him:

•1. DJ Obi, real name Obi Ajuonuma, is
the son of the late Dr. Levi Chibuike
Ajuonuma, a renowned media
professional who died on board the ill-
fated Dana air craft that crashed in
2012. Ajuonuma hosted the popular
Saturday night programme, 'Open
House Party' on Ray Power FM for years
and generated quite a following with it.

•2. Obi's dad was also the host and
executive producer of the 'The Sunday
Show', 'Levi Ajuonoma live' and
'Showtime' on the Nigerian Television
Authority (NTA) and other top stations.
He was also a former Group General
Manager, Public Affairs Division of the
Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, NNPC.

•3. DJ Obi has been honing his craft for
eight good years. During this time, he
clinched the Nigerian Entertainment
Award (NEA) for "World Best DJ" in
2011.

•4. The talented disc jokey has worked
with international acts like Lupe Fiasco
as well as local A-listers like Naeto C,
Banky W, Lynxxx, 2Face and more.

•5. According to him, Sean 'P. Diddy'
Combs is a big inspiration to him and a
man he looks up to. He has also had the
privilege of meeting Diddy in person on
a number of occasions.

•6. The former world record holder for
the longest marathon club DJ-ing in the
world is Polish DJ, Norbert Selmaj also
known as Norberto Loco. He played for
200 hours at the Underground temple
bar in Dublin, Ireland from 19 to 27
November 2014. Obi has since
shattered this record.

•7. Even though Obi has broken a
critically acclaimed world record, he will
not receive any financial compensation
for his effort but will have his name
listed in the 2016 Guinness Book of
World Records document.




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