SA Hip Hop star Gigi Lamayne has scored a South African Film & TV Award nomination.
The first-ever National Film and TV Awards in South Africa is set to take place in Pretoria next month. News24 reports, “The National Film Academy, the driving force behind esteemed awards such as the National Film Awards UK, National Film and TV Awards USA, and National Reality TV Awards, is behind the newly launched ceremony.”
Gigi Lamayne took to her Instagram page to announce that she was nominated for “Best Female Personality.” She is up against Zari Hassan, Jojo, Nunurai Mudarikwa, Fifi Cooper, Mrs. Mops, Kayleigh Schwark, Her Majesty, Annie Mthembu, and Annie Macaulay-Idibia.
National Film Academy head of partnerships Sara Kensington said about the Awards, “Every territory we expand in, our goal remains constant: to elevate talent both on/off camera, films and television shows to the global stage. The worldwide rise of African music, from afrobeats to amapiano, is evidence of the potential African talents possess. Starting from South Africa, the National Film Academy looks forward to providing a global platform for talent and films to succeed worldwide.”
The awards show will take place on Saturday, 21 October, at the Opera Theatre in Pretoria. Public voting closes on Tuesday, 10 October.