Gigi Lamayne

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Gigi Lamayne
Background information
Birth name Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney
Born (1994-07-07) 7 July 1994 (age 24)
Lenasia, Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Recording Artist, Rapper
Poet, Songwriter
Years active 2011 - to date
Labels Ambitiouz Entertainment
Associated acts Khuli Chana, Duncan
Londie London, LaSauce
Nadia Nakai
Miss Pru DJ

Gigi Lamayne (born Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney on 7 July 1994) is a South African female rapper, singer, poet and songwriter. Her debut album i-Genesis was released on 14 October 2016. Gigi LaMayne was the first teenage female rapper in South Africa to be signed to a prominent label at the age of 16.

Early Life

Gigi LaMayne was born Genesis Gabriella Tina Manney on 7 July 1994 in Lenasia, Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Her parents are Colin and Sarah Manney. She attended school at Dominican Convent School in Johannesburg (2001-2012). She graduated from University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Anthropology in 2016.


  1. youthvillage, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gigi Lamayne, 16 August 2018
  2. bimba, Gigi Lamayne, 16 August 2018
  3. etv, 1ICYMI: Gigi Lamayne graduates top of her class, 16 August 2018