DJ Obi to break world record of longest marathon DJ set (229hrs 58mins) previously set by irish DJ Norbeto Loco (200hrs)
Dj Obi when asked how he feels about this great achievement, he says – “It’s overwhelming, but it’s good, it’s overwhelming because I’m usually just a private person, I like to just do my thing and be quiet about it, but now I have to talk to everybody, I’m still very sleepy, so I’m trying to sleep but at the same time I have to do it, you know, the press rounds and interviews and stuff like that, but it’s great, you know, this is why we did it, this is why we decided to try and break a world record so we could get the name and brand out there.”
The DJ explained he decided to be a DJ to be different.
“My purpose is to be different and diverse and it’s easier to do that if you just sit down and look at the route that everybody follows.
“There’s a problem with the Nigerian entertainment industry but there is also a solution for anyone that’s trying to be different.
“Nigerian artistes try to be like the successful ones, they want to sound like Wiz, they want to sound like Flavour, they want to sound like Davido, they want to sound like 2face, the female ones want to be like a Tiwa, or a Yemi Alade.
“So no one’s trying to be different, same thing with the DJs, one DJ releases a music video, a music track, everybody wants to do the same thing, everybody forgets that there’s still the basic deejaying to do – bringing the party to life, breaking new records, if all the DJs are releasing music videos and music records, who is breaking their records…”
In his interview with Pulse Nigeria, the DJ also goes on to explain why he thinks it doesn’t make sense financially for DJs to double up as artistes as well.
On how he prepared for the record breaking feat, DJ Obi said there really was no physical way to prepare for such, that it’s all a mind thing, staying focused, getting your mind right.
“From the day I decided to do it, to me it was done already, I just needed to actually execute it, and also with prayers, so as you can see everyone is talking about it as if it’s not humanly possible, it really isn’t human, God really did help me out, I prayed and dedicated this thing to God from day one into God’s hands.”
He however said the only physical preparation he did was going to the gym, eating right and going to bed earlier than he used to, stating that there was no use of drugs either medical or recreational.
Obi revealed when the fatigue started to take a toll on him, how he tried to hold it together such as when he needed to take a pee badly but still managed to pull through.
He narrated how he felt when he actually surpassed the former record, whether he’s been certified yet and the steps he took to ensure he goes through the certification process correctly, and the implication of the feat he has achieved – saying asides the global recognition and elevation he expects, he hopes that DJs get taken more seriously and recognized more for their role in the entertainment industry and kids get to aspire to be DJs in future.
All we are waiting for is “Confirmation of Success” from Guinness World Records;
Guinness World Records would have to confirm his work, before bestowing the title upon him. Guinness World Records has an expertly trained Records Management Team who undertake substantial research and verification checks to confirm whether a new record title has been achieved.
When DJ Obi submitted his application for a new record title, Records Category Specialists carefully assessed it to confirm whether or not his proposal could be accepted, he scaled that, and that enabled him start the challenge.
Since he was applying for an existing title, he received guidelines to attempt the record; it is important that he read these and the evidence check list pack carefully, and document all requested evidence. This was carried out, so the Guinness World Records team can assess all evidence provided and verify whether his attempt has been successful.
After achieving the feat, He will have to submit his evidence for a new or existing title, in this case, the video recording of his set. The Records Management Team will run comprehensive checks on this evidence to confirm whether it is sufficient enough to demonstrate that you have achieved the record title in question. Once that is out of the way, he will be announced, and sent a complimentary record holder certificate via the post.
….DJ Blaiz set to break his record…lol…