Gigi Lamayne


Born Cenesis Gabriella Tina Manney, Gigi Lamayne is a South African awardwinning extraordinaire who has taken the world by storm with her charismatic stage presence, versacity, and remarkably mature lyrical abilities, Rapper, Singer, songwriter and poet all describe this multifaceted artist.

Her poetic skills were developed at the tender age of 11, having her first poem titled “alencine’s Day published at the Poetry Institute of Af rica under the Anchology • Fairysale moon. Cig Lamayne later developed her unique writing skills into rap by the age of 16, drawing inspiration rom the likes Of of Jean Grae, Bob Marley, Brenda Fassie and Tupac Shakur, Gig Lamayne’s talent was realized at an exchange programme in the UK under the Richard Branson Scholarstip programme at Stowe School Buckingham where her performance earned her the runner up position, as well as at The DCS as 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 Lobold as well as her high acclaimed collaboration with the third largest sportswear brand in the world Puma, Gig Lamayne uses her lite experiences as inspiration to take to the entertainment stage to better resonate with her prodigious audience. Somewhat of a feminist, one will atways find deeper meaning in her lyrics. which she hopes many will identify with.

Following the Gigi Gang Show, the incredibly unpredictable artist tapped into the Ggom nation by announcing the release of her 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 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.

Milestones & Awards

  • Main Character: Disney Local Invasion: Kizazi Motto / Generation Fire
  • Main cast member: Love & Hip Hop SA Season 1
  • Red campaign/ tour in South Africa: fight against HIV/AID Season 1
  • Afro Vision alternative album drops under Paradise systems ( Germany)
  • Basadi in Music Awards – Best Rap 
  • Best Female – SA Hip Hop Awards 
  • Women: Real Architects of Society Awards – Rising Star 
  • SA Hip Hop Awards – Mixtape of the year 
  • SA Hip Hop Awards – Best Female