Gigi Lamayne

Gigi Lamayne


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Background

Gigi Lamayne has started the year off on a high note. Previously an unsigned artist, Gigi Lamayne now joins the likes of Khuli Chana, Thembi Seete, Ms Cosmo, Muzart, Major League DJz, DJ Zan-D, Magesh, Tumisho Masha, Nkhensani Nkosi, Tshepiso Ramotsehoa and Azania under Dream Team SA.

She is already making her mark as a talent to be reckoned with within the South African music industry as her latest single, Ice-Cream, has been featured on Ms Cosmo’s Top 5 Local Hip Hop Chart and is enjoying high rotation on YFM and is currently sitting at #2 on the YFM Hot 99 Hip Hop Chart.

Gigi Lamayne is a four time South African Hip Hop Awards winner, winning Best Female for two consecutive years, last year and in 2013, as well as winning Best Mixtape and Best Newcomer I 2013.

Awards
2014: SA Hip Hop Awards – Best Female
2013: SA Hip Hop Awards – Best Female
2013: SA Hip Hop Awards – Best Newcomer
2013: SA Hip Hop Awards – Best Mixtape

Milestones
• She won the 2014 Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts Competition
• She became a runner up for the National Sprite Uncontainable Festival in 2013, where she was the only female contestant
• She was a finalist at the Shiz Niz Mixtape 2013 competition where again she was the only female
• She was the youngest performer ever at the 2013 Back to The City Festival

Background
Born Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney, Gigi Lamayne is a young up and coming female rapper, singer, poet and songwriter from Johannesburg. This 20 year old has taken the country by storm with her charismatic stage presence, and remarkably mature lyrical abilities.

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. She narrowed her path into rap at the age of 16.

Her Inspiration is said to have been taken from Jean Grae, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie and Tupac Shakur.

Her talent was realised during an exchange programme in the UK under the Branson Scholarship programme at Stowe School Buckingham during her performance, taking up runner-up and secondly at The DCS showdown East District in 2011 scooping Best in Rap Category.

Gigi Lamayne uses her life experiences as inspiration to take to the entertainment stage. Somewhat of a feminist, you will always find deeper meaning in her lyrics, which she hopes many will identify with.

Besides being a prolific rapper, Gigi Lamayne holds a Degree in Media Studies.

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