"Gigi Lamayne"

Gigi Lamayne

Born Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, Gigi Lamayne is a 24-
year-old South African award- winning extraordinaire who
has taken the country by storm with her charismatic stage
presence, versatility and remarkably mature lyrical abilities.
Rapper, Singer, song-writer and Poet all describe this multifacet artist.
Her poetic skills were developed at the tender age of 11,
having her first poem titled “Valentine’s Day” published at
the Poetry Institute of Africa under the Anthology – Fairytale
moon. Gigi Lamayne later developed her unique writing
skills into rap by the age of 16, drawing inspiration from the
likes of Jean Grae, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie and Tupac
Shakur.
Gigi Lamayne’s talent was realized at an exchange
programme in the UK under the Richard Branson Scholarship
programme at Stowe School Buckingham where her
performance earned her the runner‐up position, as well as
at The DCS showdown East District in 2011 where she
scooped an award in the category: Best in Rap.

The rapper and business woman can be
recognized from her hit singles “1 Bar”, Ice
Cream and Lobola as well as her high
acclaimed collaboration with the third
largest sportswear brand in the world –
Puma. Gigi Lamayne uses her life
experiences as inspiration to take to the
entertainment stage to better resonate with
her prodigious audience. Somewhat of a
feminist, one will always find deeper
meaning in her lyrics, which she hopes
many will identify with.
The Ice Cream hit maker made an incredible switch when she released a surprise single titled Iphupho which debuted on Metro FM in 2018. Although hailed as one of the world’s most exciting female MCs, this multi-award winning artist succeeded in
blowing fans away with her incredible smooth vocals. She later released Bozza ft.
Kwesta which made waves on radio. In May 2019, Gigi Lamayne was officially
labelled as the first female to put together and successfully execute a hip hop onewoman-show in the African continent where A crowd of close to 5000 people
gathered at Elkah Stadium in Soweto, South Africa on the 4th of May 2019 in support
of The Gigi Gang Show. Following the Gigi Gang Show, the incredibly unpredictable
artist tapped into the Gqom nation by announcing the release of her new single titled
FUFA ft. Malwedhe (Idibala) hit maker King Monada proving that she can switch
between any genre.
Taking home 6 awards in the past three years, Gigi Lamayne, has religiously kept the
Hip-Hop game interesting with her numerous free music downloads, surprise online
music releases, chart-topping singles, visuals to accompany her music, and recently
the first African one-woman-show. The quadruple talent has made a magnificent
impact on the growth and development of the female MC scene in the African
Continent.

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