Watkin Tudor Jones

Alternative hip hop, Musical Artist

1974 –

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Who is Watkin Tudor Jones?

Watkin Tudor Jones, currently known by his stage name Ninja, is a South African rapper, record producer, performance artist and satirist. Previously, he has recorded under several different names, Max Normal and MC Totally Rad being some of the most prominent.

Watkin Tudor Jones was a part of South African hip-hop scene for many years, fronting such acts as The Original Evergreens, MaxNormal.TV and The Constructus Corporation. He is known for adopting different stage personas. He currently co-fronts the group Die Antwoord under the name Ninja.

Jones has released several albums under different guises, and expanded into graphic art, stuffed animal making, and other aspects of his creativity. He has a daughter named Sixteen with Yolandi Visser, who is also a frequent collaborator.

He now lives in Cape Town, and comes from Johannesburg where he attended Parktown Boys' High School. Jones left school in 1992, one year before graduating.

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Sep 26, 1974
Also known as
  • Ninja
  • Waddy
  • Yang Weapon
  • The Man Who Never Came Back
  • WAD:e
  • MC Totally Rad
  • Jones, Watkin Tudor
  • Watkin Tudor Jones Jnr
  • Waddy Jones
  • Watkin Tudor Jones
  • South Africa
  • Parktown Boys' High School

on July 23, 2013


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