Gigi Lamayne slams reality TV show about ancestors: "This is sacred"

Gigi Lamayne slams reality TV show about ancestors: "This is sacred"

- Gigi Lamayne has slammed Izangoma Zodumo for showing "sacred" footage while communicating with ancestors

- The new reality TV show follows two traditional healers as their juggle their calling and social lives

- Gigi shared that spirituality is not a "glamorous life" but a gift that should be valued

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Gigi Lamayne has slammed reality TV show Izangoma Zodumo for showing "sacred" footage while communicating with ancestors. The rapper took to social media to share her two cents on the show's latest episode.

The Fufa hitmaker shared a lengthy thread on Twitter where she poured out her feelings about the topic of ancestors and how she found it inappropriate to make reality TV shows about "discreet" ancestor-focused spiritual practices.

Gigi Lamayne slams reality TV show about ancestors: "This is sacred"
Gigi Lamayne has slammed a reality TV show about ancestors. Image: @gigi_lamayne/Instagram
Source: Instagram

The new reality show follows traditional healers as they juggle between their calling, social lives and professional careers. Gigi wrote:

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"So wait, ancestors love and want the attention and clout on these tv shows? I’m sorry, maybe I don’t understand. I know there is awareness but then there is just plain clout. This is sacred. This must be treated with care and discretion."

The star shared that she wouldn't mind if the two healers were acting on a soapie but has a problem because Izangoma Zodumo is a reality show.

"I don’t know everything but I do know that this according to teachings from our elders is sacred. What happens ephehlweni stays there. It’s like giving a medical degree course to patients on tv. Hayi kanje."

Gigi added that spirituality is not a "glamorous life" but it's a gift that should be valued.

"Then we find freak accidents happening because people saw something to do with vinegar on tv. Teach the youth that this gift is powerful. It’s valued. It’s discreet. It’s beautiful. I’m bewildered. Teach them to connect. This isn’t a glamorous life. It’s a spiritual one."

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Her fans have shared mixed reactions to her post. Check out some of their comments below:

@Beeezeeel1 said:

"It's their own stories, their own ancestors so if they doing it than it means they cool with it. Why is it okay for other people to have reality shows and not these two women? If we feel it's disrespect how? Its not ama dlozi wa kithi awabo and I'm sure they know what they doing."

@BurmanNkosi wrote:

"You like chasing smoke yet you know that your temper is hot and short. You're inviting depression man please stay in your lane... I love you and I don't wanna loose you because of suicide."

In related news, recently reported that Ntsiki Mazwai also shared her two cents on the new Mzansi Magic show titled Izangoma Zodumo. The new programme premiered last Wednesday night and the singer was definitely not impressed.

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The opinionated star took to Twitter to post a scathing video where she slammed the producers of the show for "undermining their own spirituality".

"You don’t even have the brilliance or foresight to teach what African spirituality is, instead you go drag yourselves on the floor like freaking idiots and you think everybody must clap for you after you have undermined your own spirituality."

Ntsiki wants Mzansi Magic to stop airing the show. She has even gone as far as creating a petition online. Tweep @TheeBandisa reacted to Ntsiki:

"It’s a shame that’s she thinks religion is the answer to our problems. I understand in sort of a culture/tradition preservation act, we can’t allow ourselves to fully take in everything the west has to offer. But religion will never be the answer to our problems!"

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