A Nigerian DJ is the new holder of the world record for the longest ever DJ set. DJ Obi began his record breaking set on June 22 and did not finish until July 2, 10 days in total. The 240 hour set at a Lagos cafe beat the previous record of 200 hours set in Dublin by Polish DJ Norbert Selmaj in November 2014.
The Guinness World Records team have yet to certify the record but BBC News reports that Obi stuck to the rules of the challenge and survived with a five-minute break every hour. The rules of the record state that there must be someone dancing at all times and songs cannot be repeated within four hours of being played. Obi told the BBC that he fought off tiredness by taking “disco naps,” sleeping five seconds. He added that he was ready to quit half-way into the 10 days but continued in honor of his father. “It became bigger than me,” he said.