VIDEO: South Africans celebrate ‘Youngest DJ in the world’, DJ Arch Jnr


South Africans can’t stop talking on social media about a video of a six-year-old DJ from Johannesburg’s Alex township.

DJ Arch Junior took America’s Got Talent TV show by storm earlier this week and entertainment journalists agree the video has well-and-truly gone viral:

DJ Arch Jnr

DJ Arch Jnr

DJ Arch Junior, whose real name is Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane, impressed judges – receiving a standing ovation and huge praise from Simon Cowell.

Mr Cowell said:

You and I need to be talking after the show cause I have some plans for you. Trust me! I think you are a total, total little star and I absolutely love you.”

When his set was over, the former Spice Girl and music talent judge Mel B exclaimed “I didn’t want him to stop,” followed by Terry Crews who said “That’s incredible!”

After the show one of South Africa’s biggest DJs tweeted a good luck message:

At six-years-old, we are pretty sure he is the world’s youngest DJ. But, incredibly, he has been at the decks for years. (DAN with BBC report)

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