5 minutes with Gigi LaMayne

Gigi Lamayne
Gigi Lamayne
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Late last year rapper Gigi LaMayne decided to organise her own concert, with a focus on celebrating her peers who are often exploited by promoters.

The concert, named the Gigi Gang Show, means the musician is adding "concert organiser’’ to her already long profile of skills.

"I have been planning to do this show for ages and I am super amped with it all coming together with the support from my peers, my family and more importantly the community’’, says LaMayne.

Plently acts have shown support to the show, including DJ Fresh who announced live on air during an interview that he would support The Gigi Gang Show and officially joined the line-up.

Other additions to the star-studded line-up include Nadia Nakai, Rouge, Moozlie, Mshoza, Khuli Chana and Reason.

I AM a crafty female rapper. I am happy to be hosting the FIRST ever Gigi Gang Show in Rockville in Soweto, a first for woman in hip hop.

I FELL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC because it spoke back to me; music has been a friend to me and a refuge when it comes to dealing with things, whether I am listening to music or creating music. It takes me to a different space.

SINCE BECOMING A MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE my life has changed because I am at a place whereby I am able to heal people through speaking to them and empower young people and say it is okay to suffer from mental illness, you’re not crazy or bewitched and you can still achieve great things.

MY POWER COMES FROM my mother. My mother is a powerhouse and nothing gets her down as I have seen her stumble so many times in my life, but she remains a powerhouse and has proven consistently that the power is always in your hands.

THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A WOMAN is that we push twice as hard; we have an endurance and persistent level to carry on and keep going until we can achieve so much more.

MY CAREER HIGHLIGHT would be putting together this massive show. The Gigi Gang Show is going to be massive as it is the first woman’s show in Africa so this show is definitely the highlight.

The Gigi Gang Show will take place Saturday May 4 at Elkah Staduim Cricket Oval (Soweto). Tickets are available at Computicket with a limited number available at the venue. Also a limited number of tickets have been allocated for students who cannot afford to buy a ticket. Set up by the Gigi Lamayne Foundation, these are available via the link:  https://guestli.st/607701 (T&Cs apply)

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