Gigi Lamayne

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Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney is a South African rapper, songwriter, poet as well as a poem writer who is professionally known with the stage name “Gigi Lamayne”. Gigi was born on July 7, 1994, in Lenasia, South Africa, to parents Sarah Manney and Collin Manney. From the year 2001 till 2011 Gigi did her schooling at Dominican Convent School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gigi at the age of just 11 started writing poems and by 16, she chose her path in the music career. Gigi Debut, Early Days and Musical Journey With the assistance of renowned record label names such as Scratch Beats records, Gigi released her first mixtape which was titled as, “El Principio-16”. Her background helped her in becoming a renowned lyricist. Gigi says that she took inspiration from celebrated artists such as Jean Grae, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie, Tupac Shakur, and many more. As Gigi started rapping at a young age, she became the first female rapper of South African music as well as the rapping industry to be signed to a leading label by the age of 16. In the year 2013, Gigi got signed as a first lady rapper under Bentey Records also known as the MFE family with many artists such as Pro Kid, Red Button, Captain, and many more. Soon, she departed her way as Gigi wanted to proceed with a solo career. Gigi Songs, Latest Tracks & Popular Albums She released her debut solo mixtape which was titled as ‘Circus Cafe’ in which she worked with producers J-Twinn and TAwm alongside Audio Restaurant. Then she got signed to Dream Team SA which is a 360-degree management company with her few fellow stablemates which includes Khuli Chana, Ms. Cosmo, DJ Zand, Tumisho Masha, and many more. In March 2015, Gigi dropped her debut single “Ice Cream '' which was produced by “The Mixmasterz”. It came out as a huge hit and reached 20,000 downloads on the very first day. Later on, in May 2015 a follow-up Remix of “Ice Cream” was released and debuted as an official remix on Channel O which featured her stablemate and mentor, Khuli Chana. Amazing South African Muti-Talented Musician In the year 2013 and 2014, Gigi Lamayne won the award as Best female at the South African Hip Hop Awards and for Best Female. She is also the first female to make it through to the finals of Sprite. In the year 2013 and 2015, Gigi won the Jack Scouts Challenge which was endorsed by Jack Daniels. As the winners were treated to various prizes including a trip to Miami as well as the opportunity to attend the Miami Music Conference and she won it for two years.

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About Gigi Lamayne

Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney is a South African rapper, songwriter, poet as well as a poem writer who is professionally known with the stage name “Gigi Lamayne”. 

Gigi was born on July 7, 1994, in Lenasia, South Africa, to parents Sarah Manney and Collin Manney. From the year 2001 till 2011 Gigi did her schooling at Dominican Convent School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gigi at the age of just 11 started writing poems and by 16, she chose her path in the music career. 

Gigi Debut, Early Days and Musical Journey

With the assistance of renowned record label names such as Scratch Beats records, Gigi released her first mixtape which was titled as, “El Principio-16”. Her background helped her in becoming a renowned lyricist.

Gigi says that she took inspiration from celebrated artists such as Jean Grae, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie, Tupac Shakur, and many more. As Gigi started rapping at a young age, she became the first female rapper of South African music as well as the rapping industry to be signed to a leading label by the age of 16. In the year 2013, Gigi got signed as a first lady rapper under Bentey Records also known as the MFE family with many artists such as Pro Kid, Red Button, Captain, and many more. Soon, she departed her way as Gigi wanted to proceed with a solo career. 

Gigi Songs, Latest Tracks & Popular Albums

She released her debut solo mixtape which was titled as ‘Circus Cafe’ in which she worked with producers J-Twinn and TAwm alongside Audio Restaurant. Then she got signed to Dream Team SA which is a 360-degree management company with her few fellow stablemates which includes Khuli Chana, Ms. Cosmo, DJ Zand, Tumisho Masha, and many more. 

In March 2015, Gigi dropped her debut single “Ice Cream '' which was produced by “The Mixmasterz”. It came out as a huge hit and reached 20,000 downloads on the very first day. Later on, in May 2015 a follow-up Remix of “Ice Cream” was released and debuted as an official remix on Channel O which featured her stablemate and mentor, Khuli Chana. 

Amazing South African Muti-Talented Musician

In the year 2013 and 2014, Gigi Lamayne won the award as Best female at the South African Hip Hop Awards and for Best Female. 

She is also the first female to make it through to the finals of Sprite. In the year 2013 and 2015, Gigi won the Jack Scouts Challenge which was endorsed by Jack Daniels. As the winners were treated to various prizes including a trip to Miami as well as the opportunity to attend the Miami Music Conference and she won it for two years.

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