Yolandi Visser is a well-known South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and also a music video director. Yolandi Visser is mostly known for being a female vocalist in the rap-rave group Die Antwoord. Moreover, she also has had a self-styled role as Yolandi Visser in the 2015 Neill Blomkamp film Chappie with a number of acting roles.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Yolandi Visser is an African singer and her full name is Anri du Toit. However, she is better known as Yolandi Visser. She was born on 1st December 1984 and her current age is 35 years. Her horoscope is Sagittarius. Her birthplace is in Port Alfred, South Africa.
In addition, the celebrity was an adopted child of a local Christian minister and his wife. Her father is Bendu Toit, a priest and her mother is a homemaker. Additionally, she also has an older brother. Currently, Yolandi is 34 years old.
Similarly, the musician’s nationality is South African. She is of Dutch descent with Caucasian by ethnic group. During her childhood, she simultaneously turned into a rebel as her family was conservative in nature. From an early age, she was fond of music. Nonetheless, she did not know much about it. Sometimes, she also got involved in physical fights with her peers.
Yolandi Visser started her boarding school in Pretoria when she was 16 years old. She was the student of St. Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls since 5 years old-16 years old. She later attended Lady Grey Arts Academy at that point. The vocalist shifted to Cape Town after she completed her studies. There are no further details about Visser’s education details.
Professional life and Career
Yo-Landi Visser had an interest in music as a child but she hardly understood rap. She also never thought of a career in music. After she went to the city of Pretoria to attend school, she befriended Markus, who was a musician. Markus was very good at making electronic music on fruity loops. He often recorded Yo-Landi’s voice to mix the sound into his tracks. She became interested in making music after listening to Markus’s tracks. But she still had very little knowledge on how to create a career in music.
Likewise, Yolandi met Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja) in Cape Town. Ninja invited Yolandi to join his rap group when she showed dome songs she had made with Markus. Therefore, their own group was made called ‘Die Antwoord’. Fortunately, there were many successful songs and albums. Later on, producer DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega) also joined them.
Furthermore, du Toit was a member of the music and art group The Constructs Corporation before joining Die Antwoord. The singing diva’s career entirely involved in music. She was also a member of the South African ‘corporate’ hip-hop group MaxNormal TV. In this group, she played the role of Max Normal’s personal assistant.
Her video ‘Enter the Ninja’ was a super hit, skyrocketing escalating her career. The video included her cyberpunk school girl appearance which impressed the audiences. Correspondingly, she was offered a role in 2010 in David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tatto’. Yet, she rejected it because she wished to focus on her music. Ninja and Yolandi together rejected Lady Gaga’s offer to do the opening act for her show.
Finally, they accept the roles to portray themselves in ‘Chappie’. The director of the project was South African Blomkamp. The rapper’s professional life also includes some TV appearances that she made.
Awards and Nomination
The lead female voice of ‘Die Antwoord’ has been canonized in bronze and gold leaf by the great English artist Damien Hirst. For Damien Hirst, she is the inspiration for his artwork. Besides, he has also considered her as a Goddess from the ancient civilization. There is no additional information about her awards and nominations.
During her high school days, she met a musician boyfriend named Markus. Markus was also good at electronic music. He also used to record her voice and mix it into his tracks. This is why Yolandi’s interest in music increased.
Consecutively, she later dated Ninja. The couple then had a daughter Sixteen who was born on 5th January 2005. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2009. But they continued to make music together. Afterward, her daughter debuted in this field at the age of 7 years. She is also a good singer and songwriter as well.
As the artist was a member of a famous band, ‘Die Antwoord’, there were so many rumors that said the band would split. Some other controversies regarding Yolandi say about her image. Some fans indicate her as a style icon and gifted musician while others labeling her as a musical disgrace.
By the same token, there was also controversy. The controversy occurred in 2019 a video, purportedly from 2012 appeared showing du Toit and Tudor Jones physically accusing of sexual assault and shouting homophobic abuse at the openly gay musician Andy Butler.
Eventually, they announce that Butler had harassed them many times in the weeks before. He had also followed du Toit into the women’s toilet and harassed her directly beforehand.
The well-known personality’s height is 1.56m. Her weight is 53 kg. She has a bust size of 31 inches (79 cm) with a waist size of 20 inches (53 cm). Further, she has the hips size of 32 inches (81 cm). Her bra size and cup size if 36A (US) and A (US) respectively having a shoe size of 8.5 (US).
Visser has an unusual kind of appearance to some extent with tattoos on her fingers. She once made her haircut unusual with blonde color. Her eye color is blue. Furthermore, in the year 2009, she asked Ninja to cut off the sides of her hair and then bleached her hair and eyebrows white. She did this in an attempt to reflect her inner feelings with her outer image and establish herself proudly as an outsider.
Social Media and Net worth
Visser does not seem to be active on Facebook and Twitter. However, she has 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
The South African singer’s net worth is around $10 million dollars according to the latest estimations. After so much struggle and hard work, the famous all-rounder celebrity is able to earn about $1.67 million annually.