Gigi LaMayne Biography, Age and Best Songs

Gigi LaMayne is a 30-year-old South African hip-hop artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and scriptwriter born on July 7, 1994. Her best songs include “Ice Cream” and “Jungle Fever”.

LaMayne has succeeded in expanding her fan base in the cutthroat entertainment industry since she debuted. She has made progress over the years through the hits she has put out there. Without mincing words, she is one of the many female rappers in South Africa who has proven that women are capable of excelling at anything they put their minds to.

Summary of Gigi LaMayne’s Biography

  • Full name: Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney
  • Nickname: Gigi LaMayne
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: July 7, 1997
  • Gigi LaMayne’s Age: 30 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Gigi LaMayne’s Parents: Sarah Manney (mother) and Collin Manney (father)
  • Gigi LaMayne’s Net Worth: $5 million
  • Famous for: Being a sensational rapper
  • Gigi LaMayne’s Instagram: gigi_lamayne
  • Twitter: @Gigi_Lamayne
  • Facebook: Gigi LaMayne

What Is Gigi LaMayne’s Age?

Gigi LaMayne was born on the 7th of July 1994 in Lenasia, Soweto, Gauteng province. She is currently 30 years old. The names of her parents are Sarah Manney and Collin Manney. It’s not known if she has siblings or not.

Gigi was raised in Lenasia. She attended Dominican Convent School in Johannesburg between 2001 and 2012 and later continued her studies at Wits University, where she majored in Media and Anthropology.

She first became interested in writing poetry when she was just eleven years old. Valentine’s Day was her debut composition and it was published by Poetry Institute of Africa under the Anthology – Fairytale Moon.

LaMayne also enrolled in an exchange program in England through the Branson Scholarship Program. With her outstanding performance (she took second place), she caught everyone’s attention.

Where Is Gigi Lamayne From?

Gigi LaMayne was born in South Africa, but she is of Zimbabwean descent. In a 2014 interview, she admitted that Zimbabwe was partly to responsible for influencing her musical tastes.

While Gigi’s grandmother is originally from a little town called Nkayi in the province of Matabeleland North, her mother, Sarah, was born and raised in Bulawayo. She has a father who is also from Zimbabwe, although nobody knows where he was born. The name of her paternal grandfather is Fiva.

Gigi LaMayne visits her family in Zimbabwe once every year. However, she performed for the first time in the country in 2022, in two cities – Harare and Bulawayo.

A Look at Gigi LaMayne’s Musical Career

Gigi began her musical career at the age of 16, thanks to her exceptional writing abilities. With cooperation from Munya “Lym C” Chanetsa, Mitchan “Pinkaso” Adams, Clint Allin, and Scratchbeats Records, she released her debut mixtape titled El Principio-16.

Following her victory in the Shiz Niz Mixtape contest, Gigi Lamayne inked a record deal with Bentey Records. She went on to take home the top honor at the Jack Daniel’s Music Scouts Competition the following year.

Her career was bolstered by this victory, which also made PRO aware of her and led to an instant signing to PRO’s record company, Money First Entertainment. On October 2, 2014, the label allowed her to release her debut project album, Color Reign.

As a result of the album’s success, Gigi launched her single, “Ice Cream”, at the beginning of 2015, which was a hit and topped the radio charts. The song was subsequently remixed by Khuli Chana.

In 2016, after switching from Money First Entertainment to the Mabala Noise record company, LaMayne started production on her second album. In October 2016, she successfully launched her first studio album, iGenesis, which had three singles: “Jungle Fever,” “Shisa,” and “Is’gubhu” with Duncan.

Later, she released the popular song “Lobola” with Maraza and a music video. In early 2018, Lamayne inked a record deal with Ambitiouz Entertainment after parting ways with Mabala Noise in December 2017.

On July 13, 2018, Gigi released her most recent extended play, VI. Both of her singles, “Fufu” and “Iphupho” with King Monada, were released on January 29 and May 17 respectively. On February 1, she dropped her hit single “Bozza” with Kwesta, which debuted at the top of the Top 50 RAMS Chart.

Gigi released her single “Feelin U” featuring Blxckie and Mi Casa on June 4 as the lead single of her album, Mermaids And Stuff which was released on July 15, 2021, to generally favorable reviews from music reviewers.

The album had a number of outstanding homegrown performers, including Majorsteez, Big Zulu, Busiswa, MusiholiQ, Makhadzi, and Kid X.

Gigi LaMayne’s Awards and Nominations

  • Gigi LaMayne won Best Female at the South African Hip Hop Awards in 2013 and 2014.
  • She won an award at the 2021 Women of Wonder Awards.
  • In 2013 and 2015, she won the Jack Scouts challenge sponsored by Jack Daniel’s, where victors received rewards like trips to Miami.
  • Lamayne was nominated for Best Female, Best Mixtape, and the Hustler of the Year at the 2016 South African Hip Hop Awards.
  • She was also nominated for Best Female at the 2021 annual South African Hip Hop Awards.

Notable Achievements

  • She headlined to Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival on June 13, 2016.
  • In April 2020, she made her television debut on the Soweto TV channel’s Hair Jury as a presenter.
  • She began the Gigi Gang Show tour in South Africa in May 2020, with Nadia Nakai, Moozlie, and Boity Thulo.
  • In 2013, she was a runner-up at National Sprite Uncontainable Festival
  • She also made her screen debut on Hairy Jury as a host on Soweto TV in March 2020.
  • In December 2016, she headlined the NH7 Weekender event, which took placein Pune.
  • It was reported on September 17 that she would host TikTok’s Africa music chart show.


  • Gigi LaMayne was the ambassador of the Avon product fragrance called Free in early February 2018.
  • She was announced as the ambassador of the Run the Streets Campaign by Puma in February 2017.
  • The “Jungle Fever” crooner confirmed a partnership with Fenty Africa in May 2022.

At such a young age, it seems that Gigi has done well for herself. Her blossoming musical career has brought her enormous fame and money, and she has millions of fans across all of her social media channels.

Which is Gigi LaMayne’s Best Song?

Although they were released when Gigi LaMayne was starting out in the music business, the phenomenal singles “Ice Cream” and “Jungle Fever” are still regarded as some of her best songs to date.

The latter reached the top spot on the African Top Ten Charts following its release in September 2015, while the former was a huge hit and dominated radio charts after its release in early 2015.

Khuli Chana, a Motswasko rapper from South Africa, created an incredible remix of “Ice Cream” because he was so moved by the song. Both songs received generally positive reviews, and they helped LaMayne’s career in a much-needed way.

Even outside the shores of South Africa, both songs are still regarded as popular tunes.

Gigi LaMayne’s Boyfriend

Gigi LaMayne is currently not married or dating anyone. She has been in several relationships over the years. She started dating the late DJ City Lyts in 2020 after leaving an abusive relationship in 2016.

She has also been linked to South African rapper Big Zulu and Zimbabwean musician Nox Guni but it turned out in the long run that nothing serious was going on between her and them.

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