World’s Most Exciting Female Rappers: SA Rapper Compared To Nicki Minaj


Local rapper Gigi Lamayane is flying the SA flag so high that American music site Hot New Hip Hop rated her as one of the world’s most exciting female rappers.

Gigi’s rap career has not just gone international, the musician is being compared to US rapper Nicki Minaj.

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Gigi made the list when the New York-based site showcased five of the hottest female MCs from around the globe. The site included local rapper Gigi Lamayane in an article about female rappers making waves worldwide. In the article, her hit track, Shisa is referred to as; “a veritable banger that evinces a strong Nicki Minaj influence.”

Gigi was up there on the list of world’s most exciting female rappers alongside UK superstar Lil Simz. The recognition was in line with International Women’s day.

Subsequently, Gigi took to social media to brag about her latest milestone.

I've just been featured by International hip hop site, @HotNewHipHop as one of the 5 top females around the world to look out for!! #God 🙏

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She said that she is deeply honoured by the praise, reminiscing on how she struggled to get where she is right now.

“This means so much to me. I remember a few years ago when I had to beg record labels to listen to my music and trying to get my music recognised was an uphill battle. So to learn that my music has made it to America and is appreciated by a US audience is absolutely amazing,” Gigi said.

The site has helped discover several big hip-hop acts in the past and it’s full of praises for our girl Gigi. According to the site, in an interview last year, Gigi revealed why she signed with Mabala Noise. She said the label gave her a sense of belonging.

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“I was looking for a home, i was looking for a stable that understood the idea of family, the idea of artists pushing each other and the idea of the African child being able to penetrate into other industries,” she.

Apparently, that was exactly what Mabala Noise offered her.