All hail the new king of disc jockey, Dj Venum
Nigerian Disc Jockey Agboola Venmak well known as DJ Venum has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest disc jockeying, playing music non-stop for 15 days.
The superstar DJ, at exactly 10:40pm on August 1, launched his quest of breaking the world record as the longest-playing DJ.
Nigerian disc jockey, Obinna Ajuonuma well known as DJ Obi smashed the 200-hour record set by Polish DJ, Norbert Selmaj, also known as DJ Norberto Loco with a 240-hour, 10-day set beginning at 11:30pm on Wednesday, June 22 and ended at 11:30pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016.
Norberto Loco achieved the feat in The Underground Temple bar in Dublin, Ireland from November 19 to 27, 2014.
Agboola, who hails from Ondo State, had in December 2016, after the publicity that greeted DJ Obi’s feat, took up a personal challenge to break the record and set a new one.
With consultations and research over the past two and half years Agboola on August 1, after reeling out jams, which included hip-hop and pop-musicals non-stop for 15 days broke the record and became the World’s Longest Playing DJ.
Shortly after his emergence, the undergraduate of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Ondo State, put up a project to positively influence the society via a yearly book donation campaign to rural Nigerian school children, both in the primary and secondary schools.
According to him, the idea was to help support underprivileged children in various rural communities with one million books, which would also help promote education. He added that members of the society are welcome to support the initiative.
He vowed not to stop until he achieves the one million books mark to students.
DJ Venum as he popularly called by fans is currently mixing on the turntable at O2 Base Lounge and Bar at the Akure Shopping Mall, as his achievement and activities have transformed the venue to a Mecca of sorts, with notable personalities within and outside the music industry visiting to show him support.
Meanwhile, another Nigerian disc jockey, Adoo Kelvin Confidence well known as DJ Blinky, has vowed to break Venum’s record and set a new one in the 16 days Marathon Club disc jockeying, which began on Monday, August 20 and end September 5, 2018.
This record is for the largest time to continuously play and mix in a nightclub. Its measurement value is time on hours, minutes and seconds.
There will be no pause longer than ten seconds between tunes.
Adoo started disc jockey career from secondary school in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He has worked with radio stations including Raypower, PTC FM, and some artistes such Wanconzy and Burna Boy among others.
Asked about his family reaction to his quest, DJ Blinky said, “My parents are late and my sisters are all married.
I’m the youngest child of the family. I’m from a family that doesn’t really understand music; they don’t understand the entertainment world, so I’m the only one, even when I told them I want to come to Lagos, they were like who are you going to stay with, who do you know in Lagos.”
“They don’t know what is going on right now, except for their children who do follow me on Instagram.
After the whole event, I’m planning to go back for a tour and then make them understand that this is what I’m doing.”
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