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South African singer/rapper
Anri du Toit (born 1 December 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and music video director. She is the female vocalist in the rap-rave group Die Antwoord. Du Toit also has had a number of acting roles, including a self-styled role as Yolandi Visser in the 2015 Neill Blomkamp film Chappie.
Born in Port Alfred, South Africa, du Toit was adopted by a local Christian minister and his wife. Anri also has an older adopted brother. Du Toit attended St. Dominic's Catholic School for Girls from age 5 to 16, whereupon she was accepted to Lady Grey Arts Academy. Visser has a daughter who was born in 2006 from a previous relationship with Watkin Tudor Jones.
Before joining Die Antwoord, du Toit was a member of the music and art group The Constructus Corporation.
She was a member of the South African 'corporate' hip-hop group MaxNormal.TV, in which she played the role of Max Normal's personal assistant.
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 du Toit, her then-partner Ninja, and producer God (formerly referred to as DJ Hi-Tek). Die Antwoord is part 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.
Television and film
- Family Picnic (1998)
- Spook Asem (2004)
- Tokoloshe (2011)
- Umshimi Wam (2011)
- Chappie (2015) – features "Baby's On Fire", "Ugly Boy", "Cookie Thumper" and "Enter the Ninja".
The Constructus Corporation
- Rap Made Easy (2007)
- Good Morning South Africa (2008)
Die Antwoord (albums)
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