Gigi Lamayne Image via Instagram @gigi_lamayne Shot by @ok_majozi

Dive into Gigi Lamayne’s new album ‘Mermaids and Stuff’ [listen]

Gigi Lamayne rounds up Mzansi’s best for her new album, ‘Mermaids and Stuff’. She gets deep as she unpacks her goals for the album.


Gigi Lamayne Image via Instagram @gigi_lamayne Shot by @ok_majozi

Gigi Lamayne has been in the rap game for some time now, entering the music scene with her fierce debut album, Colour of Reign. The Bozza rapper released her new album, Mermaids and Stuff, on 15 July and has some incredible features on the 19-track album. 


Speaking to Drum, the 27-year-old rapper dove deep into the main idea behind her new album. Gigi explained that she wanted to empower women to cement themselves in the hip-hop industry. She also touched on the album’s feature list.

“I needed to feature more women than men and empower each as they are powerful women with powerful stories to tell.”

Gigi Lamayne


Speaking to the name of the album, she elaborated on the motivation behind the album name saying it was to find herself because she had been through a lot in her personal life. She wanted to fully document the journey in the album. 

“There were times when I was in love and I fell out of love then back in love. I felt hopeless. I went through the emotions and I feel powerful now.”

The award-winning rapper further explained that she had recently gone on a spiritual journey where she learnt about the importance of water.

“The message I am sending across is we should be like mermaids and be one with water. Even with water. Even with the tides and hardships, we need to be one with the water like mermaids.”

Gigi Lamayne


Gigi rounded up only Mzansi’s best for her new album. On the album she features Sho Madjozi, Nadia Nakai, Manu WorldStar, Blaklez, 25K and Aubrey Qwana. 

The album’s lead single Feelin U features young rapper Blxckie and award-winning group Mi Casa. The song is a remake of Mi Casa’s hit Feeling You

The rapper explained that the song came about while she was in the studio because she felt like she didn’t have anyone legendary on the album. 

“I also didn’t want it to become a typical feature hence the remix conversation began. We eventually remade the song because it became a very hip-hop inspired song. So it’s a remake of the song if it was hip-hop.”

Listen to Gigi’s ‘Feelin U’ here:

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