Jaco Smit was born on the 31st of March 1994. He knew from a very young age that he was born to entertain. He started singing in primary school and fell in love with music right then and there. He participated in various eisteddfods and walked away with first prize on most occasions. It was in 2010 when he had his first experience with acting, playing the role of Marnus in the high school theatre production of "Dis ek, Anna". They placed third in the Regional ATKV Tiener Toneel competition. In 2011 he played the lead male role in two other school theatre productions and supporting male actor in 2012. He was part of the South African Talent Championships team, participating in AMTC SHINE 2013, in Orlando Florida USA. After that he went on to study music at The Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) in Pretoria, with marks averaging 90%. In 2014 he was the lead singer in the band Influence performing at various corporate gigs and festivals next to established artists in the SA music industry. He kicked off his solo music career November 2015 performing under the stage name ANONIEM, proving that he is not only a singer, but an exceptional songwriter as well.