Yolandi Visser

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Yolandi Visser
Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord during an interview at the Coachella Oasis 2010.jpg
Visser in 2010
Background information
Birth nameAnri du Toit
Also known asAnica the Snuffling
Born (1984-12-01) 1 December 1984 (age 33)
Port Alfred, South Africa
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Vocalist
  • actress
Years active2001–present
Associated acts
Websitewww.dieantwoord.com

Anri du Toit (born 1 December 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser,[1] is the female vocalist in the South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord. Du Toit also has had a number of acting roles, including a self-styled role as Yolandi Visser in the 2015 Neill Blomkamp movie Chappie.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Port Alfred, South Africa, du Toit was adopted by a local Christian minister and his wife. Anri also has an older adopted brother. Du Toit attended St. Dominic's Catholic School for Girls from age 5 to 16, whereupon she was accepted to Lady Grey Arts Academy.[citation needed] Visser has a daughter who was born in 2006 from a previous relationship with Watkin Tudor Jones.[2]

Music[edit]

Before joining Die Antwoord, du Toit was a member of the music and art group The Constructus Corporation.

She was a member of the South African 'corporate' hip-hop group MaxNormal.tv, in which she played the role of Max Normal's personal assistant.

Die Antwoord (pronounced [di ˈɐntvoərt], Afrikaans for "The Answer") is a South African rap group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group was formed by du Toit, her then-partner Ninja, and producer God (formerly referred to as DJ Hi-Tek). Die Antwoord is part of the South-African counterculture movement known as Zef. The band released their debut album $O$ in 2009. It was made freely available online and attracted international attention for their music video "Enter the Ninja". After briefly signing with Interscope Records, in 2011 they founded their own label, Zef Recordz, and released their second and third studio albums, Ten$Ion (2012) and Donker Mag (2014). They released their fourth album, Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, in 2016.

Television and film[edit]

  • Family Picnic (1998)
  • Spook Asem (2004)
  • Tokoloshe (2011)
  • Umshimi Wam (2011)
  • Chappie (2015) – features "Baby's On Fire", "Ugly Boy", "Cookie Thumper" and "Enter the Ninja".[3]

Discography[edit]

The Constructus Corporation[edit]

MaxNormal.TV[edit]

  • Rap Made Easy (2007)
  • Good Morning South Africa (2008)

Die Antwoord (albums)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michelle Jones (13 February 2012). "Band have the answer to secret of success". IOL.co.za.
  2. ^ "Meet Sixteen, The Daugther [sic] Of Ninja And Yolani Vi$$er – 2oceansvibe.com". Retrieved 2016-05-26.
  3. ^ "Die Antwoord Featured In Latest 'Chappie' Featurette". Bloody-disgusting.com. 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-09-06.

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