Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada’s New Gqom Banger ‘Fufa’

Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada's collaborative single 'Fufa.'

Gigi Lamayne's raps and melodies find a new home over a high-tempo gqom beat on her latest single "Fufa." The song features house sensation King Monada, who usually owns the summer in South Africa with his infectious hits. Last year, his hit "Malwedhe" had the whole continent doing the hilarious idibala dance.


On "Fufa," King Monada renders an auto-tune-heavy verse after Gigi's verses and melodic hook. The MC spits simple yet clever lines, an example: "Phansi komthunzi welanga, s'phethe uDash/ Ngoba phansi komthunzi welanga kune dash," a necessary homage to late kwaito star Brown Dash.

Read: Gigi Lamayne Gets Real About Her Deals With Mabala Noise and Ambitiouz Entertainment

Gigi Lamayne recently became an independent artist, after leaving Ambitiouz Entertainment in December. Collaborating with a house artist, she joins a plethora of SA hip-hop artists who have rapped over gqom beats, and the results are usually fruitful. Ask Sho Madjozi and OkMalumKoolKat.

Listen to "Fufa" below:


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The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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