Here’s what happens next for the World Record breaking disc jockey

has gotten into history, shining a light on himself, as well as all of Nigeria and Africa.

’s quest for world domination is one of perseverance, courage and strength. A feat to inspire for a long time to come.

After a grueling endless hours of sets, dancing, coverage, support, and social media dissemination, finally pulled through the mark set by Polish , Norberto Loco’s 200-hour record. At 1:28pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016, Nigeria’s DJ Obi set the new world record for Longest Marathon Club DJing previously set at 200 hours. His new record stands at 229 hours and 58 minutes of straight DJing.

What’s next for Obi? Where does he go from here?



First, he has to rest. Obi has put his body under intense stress and pressure, depriving himself of sleep for hours on end, standing on his feet countless time, and regulating his food and fluid intake. All of these has taken its toll on the man. There were reports of mood swings, hallucinations and many more by day 5. And he stopped short of his 240-hour target due to medical advisement. Simply put, he could go no farther without further entering the red zone, and imperiling his health more.


What he needs now is a nice long sleep, rest, food, and water. All of these would be under close supervision by a medical practitioner, who would ensure that he returns to full fitness.

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Nigerian disc jockey "DJ Obi" almost on his way to a new World Record


Confirmation of Success


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.




Would he be payed? No. As the world’s unrivalled authority on record-breaking achievement, Guiness World Records celebrate the world’s best, to inspire ordinary people and to entertain and inform.

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DJ Obi Completes 229 Hours of Marathon Club DJ-ing To Set A New World Record For Longest DJ Set

For these reasons, they do not pay record-breakers for their achievements or for carrying out a record title attempt. They are also unable to cover any expenses, offer sponsorship or provide equipment for anyone attempting a record.

In addition, they are unable to make contributions to individuals, charities or businesses. This is to maintain their unbiased stance as the world’s global record breaking authority and to ensure that they are truly inclusive of all applicants.


What Else?


After the period of rest and confirmation which may take a long time, DJ Obi will start off his press rounds, stopping at Pulse Nigeria during the early part to properly educate, share his story, and inspire more people to follow similar route. This might take up to a month, as he appears on every platform worth their salt.


For his personal fortunes, the PR already gotten from the attempt has made him increasingly popular, and driven his value up. DJ Obi’s fees and performance prices are expected to change, with the additional amounts reflecting his new status as a Guinness World Records holder. When you book him for a show, promoters have to also consider the extra attention it brings to their gigs, and so, they have to bump his pay.

DJ Obi has gotten into history, shining a light on himself, as well as all of Nigeria and Africa.


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