Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney popularly known as Gigi Lamayne is an award winning South African hip hop artist, presenter, social activist and entrepreneur born on July 7, 1994.
She is one of the most talented female rap sensation in South Africa. She is also a songwriter, poet and poem writer.
Gigi Lamayne Profile
|Real Name||Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1994|
|Place of Birth||Lenasia, South Africa|
|Parents||Sara Manney, Colin Manney|
|Net Worth||Not Estimated|
Early Life & Background
Gigi was born and raised in Lenasia, South Africa and had spent most of her early days in Lenasia, Soweto and Eldorado Park.
She attended Dominican Convent High School and also obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Anthropology at Witwatersrand University.
Lamyane already have passion of music at the age of 11 where she began composing poems and then started rapping at the age of 16.
She got signed to Scratchbeat Records where she came through with her first mixtape “El Principio-16”.
She was able to develop her passion with inspiration from music legends such as Lucky Dube, Brenda Fassie, Tupac Shakur and so on.
She became the first female to be signed to Bentley Records (well known as MFE Family) in 2013 alongside the likes of Captain, Red Button, Pro Kid. Although, she later parted ways with them and went solo.
Gigi also boast of numerous collaborations with the likes of DJ Happygal, Rosa Rae, Scooby Nero and so on.
Awards & Nominations
Gigi Lamayne has won numerous awards which include:
- The Rising star award (2016) at the Real Architect of Society Awards
- Received honors for the mixtape of the year at the SA HipHop Awards (2016)
- Best Newcomer and Mixtape of the Year award at the SA HipHop Awards (2013)
- Best Female Act at SA HipHop Awards (2013 & 2014)
Gigi Lamayne Gallery
- Job Woods
- Colour of Reign
- Ground Zero (Special Eidition)
Gigi Lamayne Songs
- Jou Stad
- Mojo Mojo
- Koze Kube Kini
- The Rap Up