Gigi Lamayne on Expresso
(23 Aug 2017)


Gigi Lamayne on Expresso

We were recently joined rapper, songwriter and poet Gigi Lamayne. The young hip hop artist is known as one of South Africa’s hottest female rappers at the time.

Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney who is known as Gigi Lamayne, grew up in Johannesburg and attended the Dominican Convent School. She has been writing poetry since she 11 years old, but only shifted towards the life of a rapper, when she was 16 years old. The young rapper is a former WITS’ Dean’s list student, who graduated with a Degree in Media Studies, in 2016


When she signed to Dream Team SA, alongside Khuli Chana, Thembi Seete and Ms Cosmo, amungst many others, She would go on to became known as the first teenage female rapper to sign to a major label in South Africa. After the release her first mixtape titled, El Principio-16, she won Best Newcomer, Best Female and Best Female, at the 2013 SA Hip-Hop Awards.

Her 2015 single ‘Ice Cream’ got her recognised by many within the industry, veteran rapper Khuli Chama even collaborated with her on the remix, which got a lot of attention, even from those outside of the industry. The collaboration earned her a nomination for Best Collaboration at the SA Hip-Hop Awards that year.

Connect with her on
Facebook: Gigi Lamayne
Twitter: Gigi_Lamayne


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