4-year-old prepares for the Guinness Book of World Records
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: At barely four, he is just like any other child his age. He spends most of his time on his parent’s lap. But when there’s any musical event, he demonstrates a talent which is rare in most children his age. He is the one responsible for playing the drums and does so, confidently throughout every song.
Utprem Jojeju is a resident of Fulbari in Pokhara and was born to Binit and Sanu Jojeju on September 30, 2008. At a young age, he has proved the fact that if given opportunity, he can become anything he aspires to be. Now, they are preparing to register this young talent in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Making use of his winter vacation, Utprem came to Kathmandu to record a song. Music Nepal and Nepal Music Center are helping Utprem regarding this.
Utprem Jojeju, 4, plays the drum during the recording session at Music Nepal’s Studio, in the process of registering for the Guinness Book of World Records.
To register for the Guinness Book of World Records, Utprem recorded a song at the Music Nepal studio, last week. He played drums in the song ‘Jati Maya Laye Pani’ by singer Arun Thapa, which was covered by his father, Binit Joshi. Meeting the requirements of the Guinness Book Record, the song was recorded in front of Nepal Police, renowned musician Sila Bahadur Moktan, musician Subha Bahadur Sunam, representative of the World Cultural and Chinese Information Center as well as other personalities.
He has already proved his drumming skills in Nepali songs like ‘Taal ko Pani’, ‘Pal Pal ko Samjhanama’, ‘Brindaban Saranga’,’Resham Firiri’ and ‘Nachyo Maichyang’. Apart from playing the drums, he also sings and plays other instruments such as madal, keyboard and tabala. Hence, for his unique talents, he has been felicitated with various awards. He was awarded with the Everest World Record at two years of age and has also been recognized with titles such as Wonder Holder’s Record and unique World Record through the Everest World Record Talent category.
Utprem is currently studying in the nursery level at Global Collegiate Higher Secondary School in Ranipauwa in Pokhara. After having demonstrated his skills with the drums on the first day of school itself, Utprem has received a full scholarship from the school.
After school, he religiously practices the drums for about one and a half hours and then only moves on to doing his homework, shares his mother, Sanu. “He doesn’t agree to do anything without having practiced,” she says.
Perhaps because Utprem was born to a musically inclined family, his skill at playing music has taken shape from such a young age, his parents reckon. Utprem’s father, uncle and aunt are also involved in the music field. His father runs the Jojeju Music Center and Music Shop in Pokhara. Utprem’s interest in music developed during his visits to the shop. “Every time he heard the sound of the drums, he would get off from his mother’s lap,” recalls Binit.