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Francois Van Coke

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18, 1980
Brakpan, South Africa
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Brakpan, South Africa


South African punk rock musician who rose to fame as lead singer of the band Van Coke Kartel and Fokofpolisiekar. Van Coke Kartel's second album won a SAMA (South African Music Award) for Best Afrikaans Rock Album in 2008, as well as their album, Bloed, Sweet & Trane, which won for Best Rock Album in 2014. 

Before Fame

He married Lauren Wild in 2012 and they have one daughter, Alex Lila. 


He performs predominantly in Afrikaans instead of English. Fokofpolisiekar won a SAMA for Best Afrikaans Rock album in 2007.

Family Life

His father was a minister who asked Francois to change his name when churchgoers complained about the type of music he was playing. His given name is Francois Badenhorst.

Associated With

His band, Van Coke Cartel, has performed with MuseGood Charlotte and Metallica.

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