The world's youngest DJ who is just two years old has a dedicated following of thousands of fans thanks to his ability to work the decks. Instead of spinning-tops, 3-year-old Oratilwe Hlongwane is spinning discs, working the decks as the world’s youngest DJ. A.k.a DJ AJ, whilst still learning to put together words.
Oratilwe has become a phenomenon in South Africa winning that country’s version of ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ with $35,000 in prize money and an ever-growing international fan base.
The toddler is already able to select and play music and he even earned special appearances and sponsorship deals with fans desperate to hear his bass-heavy house music.
DJ AJ, whose father Glen is an amateur DJ, recently performed at a shopping mall in his home of Johannesburg, gathering a large crowd as he bopped his head to the beat, with large headphones slung around his neck.
Oratilwe’s mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his astounding success on the decks to his father's decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son.
Gymnastics coach, Glen, had planned to download educational apps to speed up his child's education but also downloaded a disc jockeying app for himself, but, at the age of one, little Oratilwe learned how to use the gadget and started fiddling about with his father's DJ app.
His parents were blown away when their son, who still wears nappies, repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment, playing with sound effects and bouncing between songs.
A mobile phone recording of him playing music was shared online and the youngster now has nearly 25,000 Facebook fans.