The world’s youngest DJ from South Africa wows America’s Got Talent judges [Video]

DJ Arch Jnr at America’s Got Talent

At 6 years old, South African DJ Arch Jnr has already attained global fame and to top it all off, he flew to the United States where he competed in the champions edition of America’s Got Talent show and impressed the judges.

DJ Arch Jnr, real name Oratile Hlongwane, got the thousands of people in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California and the millions watching the show on television to get on their feet and dance to his turntable magic.

He opened his performance with Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock’s 1988 hit song It Takes Two and slid in the 1995 classic This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan to the cheer of the audience and judges. He went on and on electrifying the audience who didn’t want him to stop.

The cheer is not new to DJ Arch Jnr who is the winner of South Africa’s Got Talent in 2015 when he was only 3 years old. What’s new is the great feedback he received from the judges who were captivated by his performance.

“You are by far the coolest 6-year-old I have ever met in my life. You really are and I have four kids and i know what I am talking about. I thought you were incredible and I wish you good luck today,” said judge Heidi Klum.

For no-nonsense Simon Cowell: “You and I need to be talking after the show because I have got some plans for you, trust me. I think you are total total little star, I absolutely love you.”

DJ Arch Jnr was officially named as the world’s youngest DJ in September 2017 by the Guinness World Records after he played on professional DJ decks at the Platinum Lounge Bar in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa, to an audience of 100 people.

He took the title from six-year-old Itsuki Morita from Japan, who was announced as the record holder in March 2017.

DJ Arch Jnr started DJing when he was just eight months old, after his father bought him an iPad Mini. He played on DJ apps and got better and better.

This article by Ismail Akwei was first published on

Published by Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei is an international journalist, digital media and communications professional, editor, writer, arts, culture and tourism advocate, human rights activist, pan-Africanist, tech enthusiast and history buff. He has worked with multinational media companies across Africa and has over a decade’s experience in journalism.

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