Four time South African Hip Hop Award winner and University of Witwatersrand (WITS) Dean’s list student, Gigi Lamayne, has been releasing video freestyles every Friday in August to commemorate Woman’s Month.
Woman’s Month historically is a very important calendar month for women across South Africa, and in celebrating women, Gigi Lamayne has chosen to express the various sides to her, as she celebrates and gives tribute to women in history who have inspired New Politics, Music and Entertainment.
Gigi Lamayne has named her weekly video freestyle series #IronLady. Iron Lady is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of state. The term describes a “strong willed” woman and Gigi Lamayne has used this interpretation to embody herself.
The public reception to Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles has been phenomenal with the latest freestyle #MiriamMakeba currently going viral on social media. As a result, Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles have now been picked up by Channel O and are on high rotation for the next week on the channel. YFM have also picked up the freestyles and are airing the audio clips of the freestyles weekly on Linda Mbuso’s Saturday afternoon show.
Gigi Lamayne has already released her first two video freestyles on her Facebook Fan Page (Gigi Lamayne). The next video freestyle, titled #Fire, is set to be released on Friday 21 August 2015.
All of Gigi Lamayne’s freestyles can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/
Freestyle 1: At Ease
– Relax. The Iron Lady is Here (Released Friday, 7 August 2015)
Freestyle 2: Miriam Makeba
– The Iron Lady Prototype (Released Friday, 14 August 2015)
Freestyle 3: Fire
– The Call of The Iron Lady (To be released on Friday, 21 August 2015)
Freestyle 4: Genesis
– The Beginning of The Iron Lady (To be released on Friday, 28 August 2015)
Gigi Lamayne will also be dropping a brand new follow up single to her debut smash hit
“Ice Cream (Remix)” featuring Khuli Chana! The new single is titled “Jungle Fever” and promises to be one of the songs to fill up dance floors across the continent this spring and summer! It has already started receiving high rotating on YFM to amazing response and will be widely sampled to all radio stations in the week starting the 17th of August!