Die Antwoord is a hip hop group that comes from South Africa. The members of this group are rappers Yolandi Visser and Ninja and producer God who was known before as DJ Hi-Tek. Die Antwoord actually represents an African counter-culture style called zef that is very popular nowadays.
First you will see something about the early years of this music group and then you will see more details about the development of this group. There are many popular singles that this music group has released and if you didn’t hear them yet, then we hope that this text will awake your interest to hear some of them.
Also, we will tell you a couple of facts about the personal life of the members of this group and their net worth.
If you would like to find out many new things about this popular music group, then you should not miss this article. You will certainly find out many interesting details that you didn’t know before.
When it comes to the early years of this musical group, we have to say that it was formed in the 2008 in Cape Town which is the oldest city of South Africa. Because of that it is usually said that Die Antwoord is a South African group and the genre of music that they produce is hip hop.
Actually, we have already said that their musical style is related to the so called zef culture. This style is the combination of modern and old, it includes trashy as well as discarded elements from African culture.
As we have already said, this group is a male-female group and its members are Yolandi Visser, Ninja and producer God, known in the past as DJ Hi-Tek.
The name of the group Die Antwoord actually means The Answer, but it is written in the language from West Germany that is usually spoken in the south of Africa.
Now you will see the most important things about this group and we will tell you what albums of this group have been released until now.
There is no doubt that The Antwoord is one of the most popular groups in Africa. The year 2009 was important for the career of Die Antwoord, because in this year they released their first album under the name $O$ and it is interesting that this album was available to be free online.
On their website people could download this album for free, which made it extremely popular. The most popular single from this album was Enter the Ninja that attracted a great number of their fans.
Actually, it is said that this video had a couple of millions views several months after it was released. The music video of this song attracted the biggest attention of public.
In the year 2012 Die Antwoord released their second album under the name Ten$lon and the most popular singles from this album are Fok Julie Naaiers, Fatty Boom Boom, Fink U Freeky etc. In 2014 they released their third album known as Donker Mag. The singles from this album that earned the biggest popularity are Pitbull Terrier and Cookie Thumper! The 4th album of Die Antwoord was released in the year 2016 and it was called Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid.
It is also important to mention their mixtape released in 2016 that had a name Suck on This. It is interesting that on this mixtape can be found some remixes of the songs that they have released until this moment. The fifth album of Die Antwoord was released at the beginning of 2017. They wanted to give this album a title The Book of Zef, but they chose another name – 27. The first and the most popular song from their 5th album is Love Drug.
It is interesting that The Antwoord have already announced the name of their 6th album that is not released yet. They have a plan to make album that will have a title The House of Zef.
It is also important to say that the songs of The Antwoord are in three different languages. Most of them are in Afrikaans, but a couple of songs are in Xhosa language and also in English.
However, it is important to say that until the end of the year 2011 the record label of Die Antwoord was Interscope Records, but they left it. Before they released their second album, they decided to make their own label and to be independent. The name of their record label was Zef Recordz.
When it comes to The Antwoord group and their performances, it is important to say that all members of this group are very funny, especially Ninja, so audience simply adore him. Yolandi has also her own jokes and we can say that they are both great comedians.
There is no doubt that Yolandi and Ninja get on very well in business, but it is interesting to know that they are also in a relationship in a real life. Even though there are rumours that they are not together anymore, it is known that they live together and they have a daughter. More about their personal lives you will see in the following chapter.
Now we will tell you something about the personal lives of the two main members of The Antwoord. We will start first from the female member of this group and it is Yolandi Visser.
Yolandi Visser, whose real name is Anri du Toit is a singer of the group The Antwoord, which means that she is very famous. However, she is not only a singer, but she is an actress and songwriter as well.
She was born on December 1, 1984 in Port Alfred, South Africa. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She was going to the St. Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls. Other important facts related to the personal life of Yolandi Visser are that she has an older brother who was adopted by her parents. The name of her father is Ben Du Toit. When it comes to the love life of Yolandi Visser, we have to say that she is in a relationship with Ninja, who is also a member of The Antwoord. They were close friends before they decided to start a relationship.
It is also important to say that they have a daughter whose name is Sixteen Jones. Their daughter was born in the year 2006. Also, Yolandi has adopted a child whose name is Tokkie Jones. Yolandi Visser has height of 155 cm (5’ 1”) and weight of 53 kg.
Ninja is another member of the group The Antwoord and his real name is Watkin Tudor Jones. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and the date of his birth is September 26, 1974. His birth sign is Libra. When it comes to the education of Ninja, we have to say that he was going to Parktown Boy’s High school, but he dropped it very soon. We have already said that he has a daughter with Yolandi Visser and her name is Sixteen Jones.
Now you will see in short a couple of the most important facts about Yolandi Visser and Ninja.
Full name: Anri du Toit
Nickname: Yolandi Visser
Date of Birth: December 1, 1984
Birth place: Port Alfred, South Africa
Education: St. Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls
Lady Grey Arts Academy
Occupation: Singer, rapper, actress
Marital status: In a relationship with Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja)
Children: Sixteen Jones, Tokkie Jones (adopted)
Height: 155 cm (5’ 1”)
Weight: 53 kg
Hair Color: White Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Distinctive Features: Tattoos, piercings, long legs
Full name: Watkin Tudor Jones
Nickname: Ninja, Max Normal, Destructo
Date of Birth: September 26, 1974
Birth place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: Parktown Boy’s High school (He dropped high school)
Occupation: Singer, rapper, record producer, song writer
Marital status: In a relationship with Yolandi Visser
Children: Daughter Sixteen Jones
Height: 185 cm (6ft 1 in)
Distinctive Features: Tattoos, piercings
Net Worth and Salary
Net Worth: $3.5 million
It is believed that the net worth of group The Antwoord is 3.5 million dollars, while the net worth of its members Yolandi Visser and Ninja is about 10 million dollars.
You could see in this article everything about the music group called The Antwoord that is one of the most popular hip-hop and rap groups in Africa. This group was formed in the year 2008 in Cape Town and its members are Ninja, Yolandi Visser and producer God. We have also said that this group belongs to the cultural movement called Zef.
The first debut album of The Antwoord was released in the year 2009 and its name was $O$. It is interesting to say that this album was free to download on the official website of this group. The most popular music video of The Antwoord is called Enter the Ninja and it had millions of views.
When it comes to the record labels of The Antwoord, we have to mention Interscope Records (until 2011) and Zef Recordz, which is actually the record label that this group made for itself. It is important to say that there are a couple of albums of The Antwoord and some of them are Ten$Ion (2012), Donker Mag (2014), Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid (2016), etc.
When it comes to the net worth of this music group, it is estimated to be around 3.5 million dollars. Also, it is believed that the net worth of Ninja and Yolandi is 10 million dollars.