Records are made to be broken and Agboola Venmak, a Nigerian Dick
Jockey and an undergraduate student of the Federal University of
Technology Akure (FUTA) has proven that.
According to Guinness World Records, the current holder of the record
for longest marathon club DJ-ing is Norbert Selmaj (or Norberto Loco), a
Polish DJ who played for 200 hours. He made this record in The
Underground Temple bar in Dublin, Ireland from November 19 to 27, 2014.
Venmak, popularly known as DJ Venum, broke the record and became the
World’s Longest Playing DJ after playing music non-stop for a whopping
15 days from 10:40 pm on August 1, 2018.
This comes after two Nigerian DJs, DJ Obi and DJ Neo, attempted to break the record in 2016 and early 2018 respectively.
The superstar from Ondo State has continued playing jams at the 02
Base Lounge and Bar at the Akure Shopping Mall, including hip-hop and
pop musicals, and has promised not to stop until he achieves his other
aim of donating a million books to Nigerian students.
The DJ is not only mixing tapes to entertain music lovers. With his
project, he also intends to support underprivileged children in various
rural communities in the country to help promote primary and secondary
education with the help of others.
DJ Venum is reportedly throwing a party tonight at the Akure Shopping Mall for his fans and well-wishers.