Yolandi Visser

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Yolandi Visser
Xeni Jardin, Yo-Landi (die Antwoord) & Philip Nelson (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth name Anri du Toit
Also known as Yo-Landi Visser[1]
Anica The Snuffling[2]
Born (1984-03-03) March 3, 1984 (age 31) [3]
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Genres Alternative hip hop, rave, electronic
Years active 2001–present
Labels Zef Recordz, Cherrytree, Polydor, Rhythm Records
Associated acts Ninja
The Constructus Corporation
Die Antwoord
Website www.dieantwoord.com

Anri du Toit[4] (born 3 March 1984),[3] better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser (stylized as ¥o-landi Vi$$er), is best known as a vocalist in the South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord.[5]


Yolandi was a part of the music and art groups The Constructus Corporation and MaxNormal.tv.[6] The former was a project that produced a concept album/graphic novel[7] while the latter was a South African 'corporate' hip-hop group in which Yolandi's role was portraying Max Normal's personal assistant. She appeared in several of their music/art videos.

Die Antwoord[edit]

Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group consisting of Yolandi Visser, Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) and DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega).[4][8] The band self-identifies as a melange of several diverse cultures all mixed into one.[8] Die Antwoord identifies their style as "Zef" music, Zef being an Afrikaans term which loosely translates to the culture of working class white South Africans, especially those residing in Cape Town.[8] Their lyrics are performed in both Afrikaans and English.[8][9][10] Visser sings and raps.[11]

Their debut album $O$ was made available as a free download on their official website.[9] In late 2009, South African cinematographer Rob Malpage co-directed (with Ninja), co-produced (with Zef Films and Die Antwoord) and filmed the video for their single "Enter the Ninja."[12] The promo became a viral video on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the official Die Antwoord website, eventually crashing the website's server.[8]

Visser cites Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Cypress Hill, Eminem, Marilyn Manson and Aphex Twin as musical influences.[3]


Visser co-starred with Ninja in the 2015 film Chappie, directed by Neill Blomkamp, a fellow South African.[13] Yolandi and Ninja also starred in a short film called Umshini Wam directed by Harmony Korine and released in 2011.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Visser was born in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She has a daughter, Sixteen Jones (born in 2006), with her musical partner, Ninja.[15][16]


With The Constructus Corporation
  • The Ziggurat (2003)
With MaxNormal.TV
  • Rap Made Easy (2007)
  • Good Morning South Africa (2008)
With Die Antwoord

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anything But Normal". September 9, 2008. Archived from the original on March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Constructus Corporation". Discogs. 
  3. ^ a b c Ryder, Caroline. "Yolandi Visser: dark star". Dazed. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  4. ^ a b Jones, Michelle (February 13, 2012). "Band have the answer to secret of success". IOL. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  5. ^ Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?, Pitchfork Media
  6. ^ 24 Facts: Die Antwoord, Channel24
  7. ^ Ziggurat - African Dope Records
  8. ^ a b c d e S.African Afrikaans rappers takes Internet by storm Reuters. Accessed 10:20, 6 February 2010 (UTC).
  9. ^ a b 15 Minutes With a Ninja Mahala
  10. ^ Wat Pomp Lyrics Wat Pomp
  11. ^ Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?, Pitchfork Media
  12. ^ Editor was Luke Apteker. Die Antwoord – Enter the Ninja Music Video
  13. ^ Coetzer, Diane (2012-01-31). "Chappie". BD (Bloody Disgusting). p. 1. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1866286/
  15. ^ Coetzer, Diane (2012-01-31). "Die Antwoord: The Rolling Stone Interview". Rolling Stone Magazine (South African Edition) (Rolling Stone). p. 1. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  16. ^ Ryder, Caroline (2015-02-26). "Yo-landi Visser: dark star". Dazed Digital (Dazed Digital). p. 1. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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