Yolandi Visser ( Rapper) Bio, Wiki, Career, Net Worth, Daughter, Instagram, Height
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|Full Name:||Yolandi Visser|
|Age:||36 years 11 months|
|Birth Date:||December 01, 1984|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius|
|Birth Place:||Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Father's Name:||Ben du Toit|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 1 inches (1.55m)|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
You can't try and make something you think someone else will like. You can only make what you like. How can you make a song that Yo-Landi Visser likes? You don't know me. You'll never understand me.|
Zef is, you're poor, but you're fancy. You're poor, but you're sexy
you've got style.
I got irritated with people asking us the same questions. Like, 'Are you a real band?' Journalists wanted to slay us, tried to cut us down, and I just started caring less and less about doing interviews. With Facebook and Instagram, you kind of don't need to anyway. But now and again, we'll do something when there's new information to share.
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Yolandi Visser is a is the lead vocalist of the South African rap-rave band Die Antwoord. Furthermore, she has also starred in a couple of movies and TV shows such as Family Picnic, Spook Asem, Tokoloshe, Umshimi, as well as Chappie.
Yolandi Visser honored
South African singer and lead female voice of ‘Die Antwoord’ band, Yolandi Visser (real name Anri du Toit) has been immortalized in bronze and gold leaf by none other than the great English artist Damien Hirst. Yolandi cuts a controversial image with some people considering her as a style icon and gifted musician while others labeling her as a musical disgrace.
But for Damien Hirst, she is his muse serving as an inspiration for his artwork. He has depicted her as a Goddess from the ancient civilization.
Damien Hirst has created a collection as a mark of tribute to the past and mythology. He has named this as ‘Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable’. He has also put in narration for his this collection. His story is as follows: There was a ship which was carrying gold and treasures and it got wrecked near the East coast of Africa. It remained lost to the world for centuries.
It came to the notice of the divers in 2008. This whole act of retrieval of the treasure has been enacted and photographed by Christoph Gerigk. These pieces which were retrieved from the seabed include Yolandi’s bronze statue laced with gold. The other pieces are a white bust of an unknown Pharaoh, a Mickey Mouse sculpture layered in coral, Rihanna’s statue made of red marble.
Hirst has also made a statue of himself in bronze. Yolandi Visser and ‘Die Antwoord’ definitely has a strong impact on the world of music and art.
Yolandi Visser’s childhood
Yolandi was born on 1st December 1984 in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her father Ben du Toit was a priest and her mother a homemaker. Yolandi Visser is actually adopted by Ben and his wife and has never known or met her biological parents. Her family was a conservative one and she turned a rebel in her childhood. She would also enter into physical fights with her peers.
At the age of 16 years, Yolandi was sent to a boarding school in Pretoria. She used to like music and did not know much about it. At her school, she met a musician boyfriend called Markus. He was good at electronic music and would record her voice and mix it into his tracks. Her interest in music increased. After she completed her school, she moved to Cape Town.
Yolandi Visser’s career
In Cape Town, Yolandi met Ninja or Watkin Tudor Jones. She showed him some of the songs she had made with Markus. Ninja then invited her to join his rap group. They formed their own group called ‘Die Antwoord’ and made a number of successful songs and albums. Producer DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega) also joined them.
Ninja had encouraged and trained Yolandi Visser in rapping. She specialized in Zef rap-rave, an Afrikaans style hip-hop music. She chose the word Yolandi since it was a common name and she liked the ‘Yo’ in that name. In 2009, she changed her outlook and image and cut the sides of her hair and bleached the remaining hairs and her eyebrows as white.
Her cyberpunk school girl appearance managed to impress people and her next video ‘Enter the Ninja’ was a hit, skyrocketing her career.
She was also offered a role in 2010 in David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ but she rejected it since she wanted to focus on her music. She and Ninja also rejected Lady Gaga’s offer to do the opening act for her show. However, in 2015, they did accept the roles to portray themselves in ‘Chappie’ which was directed by South African Blomkamp.
They also have done several TV appearances. There were some rumors that their band is breaking up but they have debunked them.
Yolandi Visser’s relationships
Yolandi Visser had a boyfriend in her school times. She later dated Ninja and the two had a daughter Sixteen who was born on 5th January 2005. However, in 2009 they separated. But they still continue to make music together. She has also adopted a street kid and named him as Tokkie. Her daughter debuted in this field at the age of 7 years and is a good singer and songwriter.
Yolandi Visser is active on social media Instagram and Facebook. Currently, she has more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram and almost 286k followers on Facebook. Besides this, she doesn’t hold a Twitter account.