Who is Die Antwoord and what is Die Antwoord net worth 2018? Die Antwoord- a South African hip-hop band is based out of Cape Town. This three-member group was formed in 2008. The band is influenced by Zef, which is a South African opposition movement. Their first album, $O$ was released in 2009.
The band’s music and videos are commonly characterised by “Zef” culture which is different from the mainstream society. Their songs are in different South African languages- Afrikaans and Xhosa, and English.
Formed in 2008, Die Antwoord released their debut album $O$ in 2009. This album was freely available over the internet. Their single “Enter the Ninia” video release could manage to attract a wide international attention. As a result, their website had to be transferred to a USA based hosting to handle all the traffic.
Die Antwoord’s another single “Evil Boy” also gathered 26 million views. Following their successful releases, the band got into a contract with Interscope Records and performed their first international concert at California’s Coachella Music Festival in 2010.
In 2011, due to a dispute over their upcoming album, they broke the deal with Interscope Records and formed their own label, Zef Recordz. For their new album Ten$Ion, they collaborated with a Japanese and an American company.
The group was further recognised and brought into the spotlight by three successful singles- “I Fink U Freeky”, “Baby’s on Fire”, and “Fatty Boom Boom”. Although their album was rated average by the critic, they were invited to an American talk show and got featured in a fashion designer’s advertisement.
In June 2014, the band released their third album, Donker Mag. The two music videos- Cookie Thumper and Pitbull Terrier got nearly 27 million views each.
Die Antwoord along with DJ Muggs- an American DJ and producer released an album together in May 2016. They released their first video “Banana Brain” in August 2016 which has got 21 million views as of January 2017. The band announced that they’ll be releasing their final album The Book of Zef, in September 2017 and split up soon after. The first single from this album “Love Drug” was released on May 5.
Apart from their musical journey, they made a short film with an American filmmaker Harmony Korine which had a lot of Zef slang.
In 2012, they did a T-range campaign for Alexander Wang- an American fashion designer.
In 2013, the band was offered an opening performance by Lady Gaga for her famous “Born This Way” tour in South Africa, but they rejected it.
During 2014, Die Antwoord appeared in a film Chappie which was released in March 2015.
They have done various projects with Aphex Twin from the year 2010 to 2014.
The band consists of rappers Ninja and Visser, and producer God (previously known as DJ Hi-Tek).
Ninja: Ninja’s real name is Watkin Tudor Jones, who was born on 26 September 1974. He is the lead vocalist in Die Antwoord and very popular for his role in the band. He comes from Johannesburg in South Africa. Although Jones had been a part of the hip-hop scene for many years in South Africa and is known for different stage personas, he is best known as Ninja. He is also known for films like Chappie (2015) and Blended (2014).
Jones was a part of the South African hip-hop scene for many years. He has had many
Yo-Landi Visser: Visser is the female vocalist of the band. Her real name is Anri du Toit. She was born in March 1984 in Port Alfred. The singer was adopted by an Afrikaans family. She is also a known South African film actress.
Visser has worked with several music groups in collaboration and appeared in music videos projects. She has made two short films under her birth name- Family Picnic and Spook Asem.
She has a daughter named Sixteen Jones with Ninja.
Net worth of Die Antwoord
The band’s net worth is estimated $5 million. Both Ninja and Visser have the net worth of $10 million each.