Unathi Nkayi Biography, Age, Husband, and Net Worth

Unathi Nkayi Biography — Unathi Nkayi is a popular South African singer, songwriter, actress, Radio amd TV personality, journalist and author.

She is famous for being one of the judges at South Africa singing competition TV show Idols SA.

Before going in to details about Unathi Nkayi biography, Age, education, personal life, career and Net Worth, here’s her profile.

Unathi Nkayi Profile

Real Name               Unathi Nkayi

Stage Name             Unathi Nkayi

Date of Birth           November 6, 1978

Age                            43 years

Occupation             Singer, TV personality

Nationality              South African

Gender.                    Female

Spouse                  Thomas Msengana (d.v)

Children               Sinako and Imbo Msengana

Education            University of Utrecht

Net Worth           Under Review

Unathi Nkayi BiographyUnathai Nkyai Biography

Born on November 6, 1978, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Unathi Nkayi is 43 years old.

She is notable for being a judge at South African talent show. Unathi was raised by both her parents in Grahamstown.

Unathi Nkayi Education

The famous singer and radio personality, had get high school at Victoria Girls’ school in Grahamstown were she was raised.

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After her secondary education, Unathi travelled to Netherlands, where she studied International Media Studies at the University of Ultrecht.

Later, she returned to South Africa and enrolled at Rhodes University where she graduated with a Masters degree in journalism.

CareerUnathai Nkyai career

Unathi Nkayi began her career in the early 1990s. She also auditioned for the show, Castle Loud which aired on SABC 1.

She landed the rope and also co-produced the show. This led to her breakthrough in TV and radio broadcasting, leading to her working for YFM from 2004 -2020.

Also, the multi talented singer, worked at Metro FM from 2014 to 2017 before joining Kaya FM until 2020.

As an actress, Unathi played Rita The Cheetah in Disney channel Doc McStuffins’ series as a voice over character.

She was also on a South Africa talk show “Show Me Love” where became one of the distinguish host.

Unathi is also one of the longest judge at the Idols South Africa, a popular singing competition show.

Her song “Sghubu” was featured the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning South African film, Tsotsi.

Husband and Divorce

Unathi Nkayi got married to her ex-husband Thomas Msengana, who is a radio host and Disc Jockey.

The couple allegedly met while working together at Kaya FM.  They later got married in September 19th, 2009.

However, news of their separation came in 2017. But the couple kept their divorce a secret due to alleged infidelity.

According to reports, Unathi’s husband was cheating with another woman in Johannesburg.

Also, explicit photos Noluthando Thando Dlalisa were found in Thomas’ phone which led to their separation.

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Following their publicized divorce, the couple are co-parenting their two kids peacefully. They are also said to have remained friends.

Unathi Nkayi Children

Unathi and her former husband Thomas are blessed with twi children, a boy and a girl.

The name of their son is Sinako while their daughter’s name is Imboyothando.


Unathai is one of the shareholder of Lucky Bean. The company is produced numerous TV shows including, MasterChef SA, Survivor and Girl Eat World.

She is also a writer. Unathai is the author of the memoir “I keep Learning.”


As an on Air personality, Unathi has received numerous awards including MTN Media Awards (hosted by Media Magazine) for the Most Promising Woman in Media 2005.

She was awarded the Best Dressed Artist and Song of The Year award both in 2003 by Metro FM Music Award.

The Media Star in 2014, she won Glamour woman of the year award.

Social Media Handle

You can follow Unathai on Instagram @unathi.co. likewise on Twitter.

BookUnathai Nkyai book

Unathai’s book was released on November , 2019. The memoir titled “I Keep Learning” was her first book.

The tell all book was co-writen by Kabomo. There was lots of information about Unathi’s life, her family and kids.

Unathi Boyfriend

Does Unathai Nkyai have a boyfriend? This is one of the numerous questions asked by fans of the Media Personality.

Also, since her divorce from her husband, Nkyai has kept her relationship private. So it’s hard to figure out if she has a boyfriend or not.

Net Worth

The Net Worth of Unathai Nkyai is yet to be estimated.

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However, according to some Media sites, due is estimated to be witty around $500,000 – $1million dollars.

This is due to her numerous brand endorsements and business ventures.


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