JUST IN:Gigi Lamayne embarks on US tour…she dramatically dumps Hip Hop genre

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JUST IN:Gigi Lamayne embarks on US tour…she dramatically dumps Hip Hop genre Gigi Lamayne


Langalakhe Mabena

Zimbabwean-born female artiste Gigi Lamayne seems to be at the peak of her career with the latest achievement being a tour of the United States of America.

Lamayne who recently celebrated having achieved the one-million followers status on Facebook, will stage different shows in Chicago, Las Vegas and finally in London (United Kingdom) from 9 to 20 November.

“Follow me on my virtual journey on all my social media platforms. From shows to appearances to adventures around the United States of America,” posted Lamayne on her Facebook timeline.

Lately, Gigi Lamayne, who is based in South Africa, pulled a shocker in October when she announced live on Mzansi’s Home of the Afro-politan Kaya FM radio that she had dumped the Hip Hop genre.

This came soon after the release of her album Mermaids and Stuff.

Gigi Lamayne

“This is my last conventional album. No hard feelings but I am enough about South African Hip Hop and thank you so much to the genre and fans.

“I need a bigger challenge in life, there is too much drama in the genre and I am tired of the bad energy. SA Hip Hop made me sick and women are sidelined,” said Gigi Lamayne.

She continued: “My biggest song was not even Hip Hop, it was Fufa featuring King Monada and that is a sign that I don’t belong to Hip Hop.

“On this genre there are always camps, and fights and it’s too predictable. And as a healer (Lamayne is a Sangoma), I can’t be in spaces like that, there is too much mudslinging and I am tired of it,” said Lamayne.

Ironically, as she dumped Hip Hop with the other reason being lack of appreciation, Lamayne is honoured this year at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

She is nominated two times for Best Female Rapper and Artiste of the Decade.

Below is the full list of nominees:

Album of the Year

 Ichwane Lenyoka – Big Zulu

 B4Now – Blxckie

 Made In Africa – Costa Titch

 Logan – Emtee

 Pheli Makaveli – 25K

Best Female Rapper

 Boity – 4436

 Moozlie – Spirit of an OG

 Gigi Lamayne – Mermaids And Stuff

 Hanna – The Girl In A Durag

 Faith K – K’Loud

Best Male

 Big Zulu – Ichwane Lenyoka

 Blxckie – B4Now

 Costa Titch – Made In Africa

 Emtee – Logan

 25K – Pheli Makaveli

Best Radio Show

 The Stir Up with Ms Cosmo – 5FM

 The Fresh Cut With DJ Lb & Asante – Gagasi FM

 DJ Ready D Show – Good Hope FM

 The Hip Hop Culture – Ligwalagwala FM

 Absolute Hip Hop – Metro FM

 Rap Saga – Motsweding FM

 The Urban Exchange with Yahkeem

 Ziyawa Hip Hop – Tru FM

 Three Way with DJ Zan D – Ukhozi FM

 OG Samke, & Fif Laaa – YFM YOU

 Hip Hop with Towdeemac – YOU FM

Song of The Year

 ‘Areyeng’ – Costa Rich ft. Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa

 ‘Mntase’ – Dr Peppa ft. Blxckie, Aux Cable, Chang Cello & Lord Script

 ‘Ye x4’ – Blxckie ft. Nasty C

 ‘Inhlupheko’ – Big Zulu ft. Mduduzi Ncube

 ‘Mali Enigi’ – Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick, Intaba, Yase Dubai

 ‘Buyile’ – Khuli Chana

 ‘Asambe’ – DJ Mr X ft. KO, Cassper Nyovest, Loki and Roiii

 ‘Khova’ – K.O

 ‘Umuzi ESandton’ – Big Zulu ft. Lwah Ndlunkulu

 ‘Ungazinshi’ – Riky Rick ft. Focalistic and Tyler ICU

Mixtape of the Year

 Today’s Tradegy, Tomorrow’s Memories: The Mixtape – A Reece

 4436 – Boity

 Bhovamania – AKA

 2 player – Maglera Doe Boy

 The Rise of Istrato – DJ Switch & Bravo leRoux

DJ of the Year

 DJ Speesta

 Courtnae Paul


 DJ Venom

 Ms Cosmo

Producer of the Year

 MustbeDubz

 Lunatik Beatz

 Herc Cut the Lightz

 Zoocci Coke dope

 Gobi Beast

Best Collabo

 Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick and Intaba Yase Dubai – ‘Mali Enigi’

 Big Zulu ft. Mduduzi Ncube – ‘Inhlupheko’

 Big Zulu ft Lwah Ndlunkulu – ‘Umuzi Esandton’

 Dr Peppa ft Blxckie – ‘Aux Capable’

 Chang Cello, Lord Script – Mntase, Blxckie ft. Nasty C – ‘Ye x4’

 DJ Mr X ft. K.O, Cassper Nyovest, Loki, Roiii – ‘Asambe’

 25k ft. A-Reece Hustlers – ‘Prayer’

 Khuli Chana ft. TylerICU, Stino Le Thwenny & Lady du – ‘Buyile

 Riky Rick ft. Focalistic, Tyler ICU – ‘Unngazuncishi’

 Zakwe & Duncan ft. Assessa & Just Bheki – ‘AMA Level’

Lyricist of the Year

 Landmarq

 Priddy Ugly

 A Reece

 YoungstaCPT

 PDotO

Freshman of the Year

 Boity – 4436

 25K – Pheli Makaveli

 Costa Titch – Made in Africa

 Maglera Doe Boy – 2 Player (The Digital Score)

 Blxckie – B4Now

MVP/Hustler of the Year

 Big Zulu

 Boity

 Nasty C


 Riky Rick

Best Video

 25 K ft. A -Reece – ‘Hustlers Prayer’ directed by (Ayanda Mayo Sidibe)

 A-Reece ft. Wordz – ‘The 5 year Plan’ directed by (SXMZX for Poison

Cure Productions)

 Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick,Intaba Yase Dubai – ‘Mali Eningi’ directed by

(Ofentse Mwase Films)

 Miss Pru ft. Malome Vector & Blaq Diamond – ‘Chillisi’ directed by

(Ambitiouz Visuals)

 Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox – ‘Black & White’ directed by (Kyle White)

Best local Brand

 SkhandaWorld


 Butanwear

Best International Brand

 Reebok

 Sportscene

 Castle Lite

 Russian Bear Vodka

 Old Mutual (AMP Studios)

Best Remix

 ‘Mshimane 2.0’ – Stino Le Thwenny ft. K.O, Major League Djz Khuli


 ‘018’s Finest (Remix)’ – Boity ft. 25k, William Last KRM, Towdee Mac,


 ‘Mhluzi (Remix)’ – Flash Ikumkani ft. Bravo Le Roux & Soul T iDyan

 ‘Popular (Remix)’ – Rouge ft. Costa Titch, Phatom Steeze, Tumi Tladi,

Hanna & Blxckie

 ‘Bodega (Remix)’ – Maglera Doe Boy ft Dj Speedsta, Emtee, Gemini Major

& Priddy Ugly

Ubuntu Activism Award

 Big Zulu

Artist of the decade

 Khuli Chana

 KO

 Kwesta

 Riky Rick


 Zakwe

 Gigi Lamayne

 Emtee

 Cassper Nyovest

 Da Les

 Nadia Nakai

 Nasty C

 Reason

 Stogie T

 A Reece

 Youngstacpt

Best International Act

 Sarkodie – Ghana

 William Last KRM – Botswana

 Little Simz – UK

 Ye – USA

 Drake – Canada



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