Sixteen Jones is a somewhat strange name, but from the band group known for their unconventional performances and music videos, Die Antwoord, you should expect anything. They are known for their song to Enter the Ninja and for their seemingly strange music and fashion style. Sixteen debuted in the media on their parents’ music video with I Fink U Freeky at the age of seven.
In case you’re wondering what role she played, she’s the little girl with the snake around her neck, who fed the tabloids with many people discussing the parental skills of Yolandi and Ninja.
Anyway, Sixteen Jones is no longer a girl of seven years. She has become her own person and is making waves in the music industry like her parents. She is a singer, songwriter and also part of a band.
Sixteen Jones Biography (Age)
She was born on 15 January 2006 in South Africa. As already mentioned, she is the only daughter of Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) and Yolandi Visser from Die Antwoord. Her grandfather is Ben du Toit. She has an adopted brother, Tokkie Jones.
Due to her parents’ involvement in the music industry, she appeared in the music video of I Fink U Freaky at the age of seven, but now she is making huge strides there alone. Sixteen years later, she appeared as a singer in several of her parents’ songs, which turned out to be the next big thing to watch out for.
She takes after her parents in many ways, such as taking over some of her mother’s fashion trends and cutting faces like her father, and she’s also a member of a band. The band is called “The Boy With the Rainbow Face”, and the other member is the daughter of Flea (bassist of the American band The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Sunny. While Sunny is the frontwoman of the group, Sixteen Jones supports her and also writes the songs of the band.
Her Parents: Die Antwoord (Yolandi Visser and Watkin Tudor Jones)
The Antwoord, which translated to Afrikaans means “The Answer”, is not the name of a person, but that of a rap-rave group. They were formed in Cape Town, South Africa in 2008 and consist of three characters, two singers, and their producer. The frontwoman of the band is Yolandi Visser, while rapper Watkin Tudor Jones, better known by his stage name Ninja, and producer DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega) complete the trio.
Their music is rather out of the norm in the hip-hop genre. In their musical and visual style, they integrate elements of the zef culture (a South African counterculture movement). The culture adopts outdated, discarded cultural elements, and has been described as modern and trashy.
They may not be as many other hip hop groups, but their unique style has helped to set them apart from other groups. The style is illustrated by their music videos and includes the alternating interplay between Yoldi’s high-flown rhymes and ninja bragging. Her characteristic accent also plays a major role, which helps to ensure that her lyrics are written in Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English.
The band, which can be considered successful, has released two EPs, a mixtape, and five studio albums, including $O$ (2009), Ten$Ion (2012), Donker Mag (2014), Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid (2016), and The Book of Zef (2017).
After talking about the South African hip-hop group, the two main members have a relationship that goes beyond music. They had a love affair and had their daughter, Sixteen.
Yolandi was born on December 1, 1984, as Anri du Toit in Port Alfred, a small town on the east coast of South Africa, and Ninja was born on September 26, 1974. The duo met in Cape Town and shared a love of music. Besides music, Yolandi is also known for her impudent and provocative fashion choices.
Facts About Sixteen Jones
Sixteen Jones worked as a model and appeared in music videos for her parents’ group.
She has appeared in a number of magazines and has reported on some of them. When she was a baby, she appeared in an issue of Obrigado magazine and on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine alongside her famous parents.
The starlet is not only an article on the music front but with her unique style, she also sets fashionable accents and even stands in the front row of fashion shows. In 2017, she sat in the front row at the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer show of New York Fashion Week, alongside other #WangSquad members such as Kylie Jenner.
Looking at her parents, her lifestyle, and her musical language, one might think that the young girl could just become like her parents, but the opposite is true because she can’t stand dirty language.
Sixteen parents have never married, although they have been together for years. It’s not that they got married and divorced, it’s just that they never made a covenant for life, but rather talk more about the exchange of vows. It seems, however, that as committed singles, who can be called professional couples, they simply pull themselves together.
Their mother has starred in a number of television shows and films, including the film Neal Blomkamp 2015, Chappie with her boyfriend, Ninja, in which they portrayed a meta-fiction of themselves.