All over the world, there are plenty of personalities who have overcome their individual challenges to become notable members of society, carving an impressive path for themselves. In the country of South Africa, a woman who was given up for adoption by her birth parents has risen to become a national and international star. Her name? Yolandi Visser. At least, that is what is most commonly known as, having chosen it as her professional name. Her real name does not share similar global popularity.
Yolandi Visser is a woman of many talents, many of which revolve around entertainment but she is mostly known for her work as a member of the rap-rave group, Die Antwoord. Here, we explore everything you need to know about Yolandi Visser, including her background.
Biography and Early Life
As mentioned above, the world might know her as Yolandi Visser and celebrate her as such, but it is not her real name. The musician’s real name is Anri du Toit, born on the 1st of December, 1984 in Port Alfred, South Africa.
Her birth parents gave her up for adoption and she has so far, never met them; but she was adopted and raised by a couple, a local Christian minister and his wife. She also has an older brother who was also adopted by the couple. Under their tutelage, she attended St. Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, after which she attended Lady Grey Arts Academy.
Her decision to attend the Arts Academy was born out of an interest in music and performance arts that she had cultivated as a child. And through the academy, she developed further interest and gained more knowledge of her passion.
Eventually, after a long road of searching, Yolandi Visser joined her first band, The Constructus Corporation in 2002 and spent a year before she moved on to MaxNormal.TV, a hip-hop group where she was also the band leader’s personal assistant.
As her experience in the world of professional music grew, Yolandi Visser eventually found the best fit for her, Die Antwoord, a rap group that was formed in 2008. The group was established by herself, Ninja and God, who is formerly known as DJ Hi-Tek. Since the band’s creation, they have released five albums, starting with their debut album, $O$ which was released in 2009.
Yolandi Visser is a vocalist in the rap-rave group, which is signed onto Interscope Records and their own label, Zef Recordz. Outside of her work with the band, which includes songwriting and rapping, she is also an actress.
As an actress, she has starred in a variety of films since she made her debut appearance in 1998 in Family Picnic. She has gone on to star in other projects such as Tokoloshe, Umshimi Wam, and perhaps her biggest movie yet, Chappie, which starred Hollywood heavyweights, Hugh Jackman, and Sigourney Weaver.
Having been working as an active musician since 1997, Yolandi Visser has had a few years of building up a significant net worth through the sale of albums, tours, and appearances in movies, along with her work as a music video director.
Through these ventures, Yolandi has accrued an estimated net worth of $10 million. Her band, on the other hand, has a total estimated net worth of $3.5 million.
Yolandi Visser’s relationship with Watkin Tudor Jones led to one of the most important things in her life – her daughter. Details of her relationship with Watkin Tudor Jones, who is also a member of the group, Die Antwoord, is unknown but after some time together, they gave birth to a daughter, Sixteen Jones in 2006. Aside from her biological daughter, Yolandi Visser also has an adopted child, Tokkie Jones.
How Tall is Yolandi Visser?
One of the hard truths of music in the 21st century is, not only do you have to be a talented singer or rapper, but you also need to be attractive to a certain degree. Luckily for Yolandi Visser, she checks all boxes.
Yolandi Visser, who has a slim body build, stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches, with a bodyweight of 53 kg. Her admirable physical profile is further complemented with features like brown colored eyes and white-blonde hair.