Thanks to the love and support of countless individuals, the news that DJ Obi, one of Nigeria’s most notable DJ’s, was making an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Club DJing spread like wildfire. DJ Obi set out to smash the current 200-hour record with a 240-hour, ten-day set beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22nd and ending at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016.
We officially announce that after 229 hours and 58 minutes of straight DJing, DJ Obi’s ten-day attempt has come to a close, due to medical advisement, at 1:28pm on Saturday, July 2nd.
Tonight’s world record attempt party will continue as planned from 9pm. Celebrity friends and people who have supported DJ Obi throughout the past ten days will be in attendance as, Nigerian rapper, M.I. performs hosting duties.
While Obi rests, his team continues sustained work with the Guinness World Record’s office in order to ensure they have everything they need to verify DJ Obi as the official new holder of the title, Guinness World Record Breaker for Longest Marathon Club DJing!
DJ Obi has been overjoyed by the love, support, encouragement and prayers he has received in the past ten days. Supporters have showed up by the thousands, and messages have poured in from every corner of the world. It has been a 24hour party at Sao Café Lagos since last Wednesday! If there is one word we are sure he would want you to leave you with it is, “grateful”. The fact that Obi made it to this point is proof that anything is possible when one puts their mind to it. He has you to thank for inspiring him to push this far. Nearly 230 hours later and a goal has been achieved!
Post attempt his team awaits verification from Guinness World Records. At 229 hours and 58 minutes, he has DJed for longer than the current world record, yet Team Obi, hopes to make an official announcement as soon as possible. Further updates to come as they develop.Follow Me On Twitter & Instagram: @effiongeton