Meet Two-Year-Old DJ AJ Who Is Taking South Africa By Storm


Oratilwe Hlongwane, a.k.a. DJ AJ, is regarded as a musical prodigy in South Africa, where he has legions of adoring fans. Here’s the thing, though – he’s only two years old and still in diapers. Scoop has more:

AJ’s mother, Refiloe Marumo, attributes the boy’s astounding skills to his father Glen Hlongwane’s decision to buy him an iPad even before he was born. Glen, a gymnastics coach, wanted to use the iPad to download educational apps to speed up the kid’s education. Incidentally, he happens to be an aspiring DJ, so he also downloaded a DJ app for his own use. By the age of one, AJ had learned how to use the tablet and started playing with the DJ app himself. Soon, the little tyke was able to repeat everything he had learned on the app on his dad’s DJing equipment, complete with sound effects and bouncing between songs.

The record spinning toddler has made a few special appearances and also bagged sponsorship deals with various brands. His most recent performance was at a shopping mall in his hometown of Johannesburg, where a large crowd gathered to groove to his music. Although AJ has his own band of fans and admirers, his fame has brought his parents a fair share of criticism as well. Some people have accused them of child abuse and trying to profit from the child’s unique ability. But AJ’s father insisted that he has no intention of ‘exploiting the kid’ by letting him play at parties or clubs.