Tuesday, 12 July 2016

DJ OBI ( @Djobiajent )SET TO BREAK GUINESS WORLD RECORD; INTERVIEWED BY @ToolzO




Presently the latest news on the entertainment industry is about a Nigerian Disc_Jokey, DJ OBI who is currently on his way to be named by the Guiness World Record as the DJ to have the ' Longest marathon club play'. DJ OBI was recently interviewed by Toolz on the Beat 99.9 Fm on how he was able to accomplish this . I was chanced to be tuned in to the radio station at that time and i must say i was glad i did because the dialogue was interesting and it wasn't monotonous with the interviewer having to be the one bringing up the jokes and all.

Dj OBi narrated his story on how we manage to pull off this massive feet and what intrigued me was how he could pull this off in a developing country as Nigeria and the impact it would have to the immediate community where around him. He started by saying how he got the light in his bulb. ' The spark started as at last year august during a meeting with his pr team someone mentioned of a dutch Dj who was had playing songs on a marathon of like 8days. So he decided to break this record by playing non-stop for 10days which is the same as 240hours at Sao Café in Lekki Phase one, Lagos.

On the First day DJ OBi said that he imagined the only support he would get would be from his team,his friends and his family but was amazed when the newgot online and Top Celebrities in the Nigerian industry started showing up. He was amazed when Don Jazzy of Mavins record came to show support and posted a picture of it on the social media. This made the news go viral and more celebrities like 2face, Fresh L, Banky W, Dbanj, Naeto C, Lynxx and Lupe Fiasco from the United States of America started stopping in to show support to the extent that M.I Abaga shifted the office of the Chocolate City to Sao Café for Four Days.

He also added that what kept him going was the love he was getting from his community as it responded positively towards. He mentioned of his neighbor who started using the music from his set to workout and other folks who came around to use his music to carrier out various activities like zumba class, yoga class and so on.

He mentioned that this wasn't easy as it sounds as he had to overcome some certain challenges. In other to break the record he had to play more than approximately more than 200 hours without the music going off. He said he also could not repeat a song for the next 4hours after it has being played, He also could not leave the set because a camera from the Guinness World record was recording him and as long as the timer is on he must be behind the deck working his magic as he was only permitted and hour or two of rest after every four hours of play to freshen up, change , eat and maybe sleep.
 When asked how he was encouraged he replied by saying “I hadn’t slept for maybe 4 or 5 days, I woke up hallucinating, I wasn’t in control of my body… People kept using my dad as a reference point, because you know, I’d lost my dad – and you know, ‘he’s going to be disappointed if you stop, you have to keep pushing, he’s watching you, he’s looking.’ But that’s really what kept me going.”

He also faced challenges of power supply but overcame by execute his back up plan by having a two standby generators and UPS. he narrated off a time when Tiwa savage was present to support him and the light went off for a just a minute  with the music still on over but to his surprise the crowd present had used the light from their phones to illuminate the place, This encouraged him and gave him more reason to continue.

Big Ups DJ Obi, this story to me is not just about breaking the Guinness World record but shows how Nigerians can come together to support something positive and full of talents.