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Yolandi Visser

Yolandi Visser is a well-known South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and 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 several acting roles.

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 36 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, she 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.

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.


She started her boarding school in Pretoria when she was 16 years old.  She was a student of St. Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls from 5 years to old-16 years old. Likewise, 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.


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, Yolandi is the inspiration for his artwork.

Besides,  he also considered her a Goddess from an ancient civilization. There is no additional information about her awards and nominations.


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 are about her image.

Some fans indicate her as a style icon and gifted musician while others label her as a musical disgrace.

By the same token, there was also controversy. The controversy occurred in 2019 when a video, purportedly from 2012 appeared showing du Toit and Tudor Jones physically accused 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.

Yolandi Visser – Net Worth 2023

The South African singer’s net worth is around 10 million dollars as of 2023. After so much struggle and hard work, the famous all-rounder celebrity can earn about $1.67 million annually.

Personal Life

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.

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Caption: Yolandi Visser strolling with her daughter Sixteen. Source: Getty

Professional Life

Yo-Landi Visser had an interest in music as a child but she hardly understood rap. She also never thought of a music career. 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.

However, she still had very little knowledge of how to create a music career. Likewise, Yolandi met Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja) in Cape Town. Ninja invited her to join his rap group when she showed dome songs she had made with Markus.

Therefore, their group was 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 music. Yolandi Visser 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 assistant. Her video ‘Enter the Ninja’ was a super hit, skyrocketing and escalating her career. The video included her cyberpunk schoolgirl appearance which impressed the audience.

Correspondingly, Yolandi Visser was offered a role in 2010 in David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tatto0’. Yet, she rejected it because she wished to focus on her music. Ninja and she 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.

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Caption: Yolandi Visser was captured while singing. Source: Muzyka

Social Media

Yolandi Visser does not seem to be active on any social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.

Yolandi Visser – Body Measurements 

The well-known personality’s height is 1.56m. Her weight is 53 kg. Yolandi has a bust size of 31 inches (79 cm) with a waist size of 20 inches (53 cm). Further, she has a hip 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).

Yolandi Visser has an unusual kind of appearance to some extent with tattoos on her fingers. She once made her haircut unusual with a 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.

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Caption: Yolandi Visser’s 3D print by Daniel Martov. Source: ArtStation