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) 3 March 1984 (age 31)[3]
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Genres Alternative hip hop, rave, electronic, zef
Occupation(s) Singer
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 1 December 1984),[5] 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.[6]


Yolandi was a part of the music and art groups The Constructus Corporation and MaxNormal.tv.[7] The former was a project that produced a concept album/graphic novel[8] 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][9] Visser cites Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Cypress Hill, Eminem, Marilyn Manson and Aphex Twin as musical influences.[5]


Visser co-starred with Ninja in the 2015 film Chappie, directed by Neill Blomkamp, a fellow South African.[10] Yolandi and Ninja also starred in a short film called Umshini Wam directed by Harmony Korine and released in 2011.[11]

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.[12][13]


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. ^ Yolandi. "Yolandi Instagram". Instagram. 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. ^ a b Ryder, Caroline. "Yolandi Visser: dark star". Dazed. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  6. ^ Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?, Pitchfork Media
  7. ^ 24 Facts: Die Antwoord, Channel24
  8. ^ Ziggurat - African Dope Records
  9. ^ S.African Afrikaans rappers takes Internet by storm Reuters. Accessed 10:20, 6 February 2010 (UTC).
  10. ^ Coetzer, Diane (2012-01-31). "Chappie". BD (Bloody Disgusting). p. 1. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1866286/
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Ryder, Caroline (2015-02-26). "Yo-landi Visser: dark star". Dazed Digital (Dazed Digital). p. 1. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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