SA’s DJ Arch Jnr in Guinness World Records

Sharon Kavhu

South Africa’s Got Talent 2015 winner, Oratile AJ Hlongwane popularly known as DJ Arch Jnr has made it in the Guinness World Records as the youngest club DJ in the world.

In the video recorded and posted on You Tube, DJ Arch Jnr showed his unique skills by moving the decks’ buttons without looking.

The video uploaded last week and currently has 39 798 views, 820 likes and 138 dislikes on YouTube.

Despite the negative comments that some people were posting on the video, DJ Arch Jnr posted:

“Thank you to all my fans all over the world, love you guys.”

DJ Arch Jnr who is now five years played on a professional DJ decks at a Platinum Lounge Bar in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 100 people before he made his achievement.

The five year old talent had the audience chanting his name while he smoothly played a mixture of South African house and kwaito music.

Glen Hlongwane, the little boy’s father said he was excited to receive a letter carrying the great news and that his name was already uploaded onto the Guinness World Records website.

“I was so excited and so was Oratile when I told him. He was very excited although I don’t think he actually understands how big a deal this is. I asked him what I should get him to celebrate, he said ‘cupcakes’,” Glen said.

According to TshisaLIVE, the 2015 SA’s Got Talent winner broke the record after playing to an audience of over 100 people at the age of three.

The South African publication says DJ Arch Jnr had two unsuccessful tries trying to make it into the prestigious records.

Glen told TshisaLIVE that the first trial was unsuccessful because the then three-year-old could not play a full hour set and the second attempt was not approved, because he played at a stadium and not a bar.

However, on June 10 they “snuck” the young DJ into a bar in Cosmo City, known as Platinum Lounge, where he played a one hour set.

Glen said he is proud of Arch for working hard to break the record.

“To be the youngest DJ in the world is a big deal. It’s a great thing for South Africa and for black people. I’m incredibly proud of him and I think the fact that he managed to concentrate for an hour to give an impressive DJ gig is truly amazing,” he said.

The previous record holder was Japan’s six-year-old Itsuki Morita.

September 2017
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