Yolandi Visser

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Yolandi Visser
Yo-Landi Visser (Die Antwoord).jpg
Yolandi Visser
Background information
Birth name Anri du Toit
Also known as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er
Born December 1, 1984 (age 32)
Port Alfred, South Africa
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Vocalist
  • Actress
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts
Website www.dieantwoord.com

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

Personal life[edit]

Born in Port Alfred, South Africa, du Toit was placed for adoption by her biological mother and adopted by a local Christian minister and his wife; [2] she also has an older adopted brother. Du Toit attended St. Dominic's Catholic School for Girls from the age of 5 until the age of 16. At the age of 16, she was accepted to Lady Grey Arts Academy, an art school for gifted children.

Music[edit]

The Constructus Corporation[edit]

Before joining Die Antwoord, Du Toit aka Visser was a member of the music and art group The Constructus Corporation

MaxNormal.tv[edit]

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

Die Antwoord[edit]

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 Visser, her then-partner Ninja, and producer God (formerly referred to as DJ Hi-Tek). Die Antwoord's is the, contested, figurehead 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.

Live acts (Die Antwoord)
Yolandi during a gig in Vancouver, BC 
Yolandi, Ninja, and DJ Hi-Tek at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles 

Television and film[edit]

Du Toit aka Vi$$er co-starred in Neill Blomkamp's science-fiction film Chappie. The film features the songs "Baby's On Fire", "Ugly Boy", "Cookie Thumper" and "Enter the Ninja" from her band Die Antwoord.[3]

Moreover, as she appeared in two short films, Family Picnic and Spook Asem, and, as Vi$$er, in the short movies, Umshini Wam and Tokoloshe.

Discography[edit]

The Constructus Corporation[edit]

MaxNormal.TV[edit]

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

Die Antwoord (albums)[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]