Unathi Nkayi: 5 things you need to know about Idols SA’s ‘Judge’


Aside for being one of the judge for South Africa’s biggest reality competition Idols SA – what else do you know about Unathi Nkayi?

1. Unathi Fundiswa Nkayi was born on the 06th November 1978 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape.

2. Unathi’s song titled “Sgubhu” features on the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning movie “Tsotsi” and her DVD “A Night with Unathi” was nominated for Best DVD at the South African Music Awards in 2014.

3. Unathi has now reached a worldwide audience as the voice of “Rita the Cheetah” in the second season of the award-winning Disney’s hit edutainment series, “Doc McStuffins” – the first African to voice a character in the series.

4. She matriculated from Victoria Girls’ High School, Grahamstown, graduated from Rhodes with a BA (2000) in Journalism and Drama and studied International Media Studies at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands.

5. Unathi is co-owner of Lucky Bean Media a creative company that develops and produces ideas in the visual medium, specialising in reality television production, branded content and commercials.