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Unathi Msengana Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Son, Daughter, Albums, Songs, Sisters, House, Weight Loss

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Unathi Msengana Biography

Unathi Msengana Bio

Unathi Msengana (Unathi Fundiswa Msengana) is a South African singer,
actress and radio personality born on 6th November 1978 in South Africa. She is a SA Idols judge and the first African to voice a character in the series ‘Don McStuffins’. She co hosts “The Avenue,” Metro FM’s hit drive-time radio show, alongside Glen Lewis.

She is the 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.

Unathi Msengana Age 39 years (as of 2017); she was born on 6th November 1978.
Unathi Msengana Education She matriculated at Victoria Girls high school and later joined Rhodes University, Grahamstown where she studied Journalism and Drama. She later joined the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands where she studied International Media Studies
Unathi Msengana Parents Her parents lived in the UK as they persued father education but they later moved back to South Africa. Unathi said that her father always ‘says that I am Xhosa by blood and Christian by belief and those two can, and should, live harmoniously’

As she was working on her third studio album she revealed that her mother requested her to make some spiritual songs.

“Last weekend I had a conversation with my mother and she requested something that she never has before. She asked me to record some of my spiritual songs because she believes that when I cry, I allow other people to cry with me, which is a form of healing,”

Unathi Msengana Son Sinako
Unathi Msengana Daughter Imbo
Unathi Msengana Husband On 19th September 2009 she married DJ Thomas Msengana,
popularly known as Bad Boy T but they later split. She confirmed the split during a TV interview on eNCA after media speculations.
Unathi Msengana Albums
  • With Love
  • Alive
  • Brave, True and Strong
Unathi Msengana Songs
  • Sonini
  • Kwa Nolali
  • Kubuhlungu
  • Run
  • Let Him Be
Unathi Msengana Awards
  • 2005: Most Promising Woman in Media suring MTN Media Awards
  • 2003: She won the Song of the year during the Metro FM Music Awards.
  • 2003: Best dressed artist award during the Metro FM Music Awards.

 

Unathi Msengana grew up in the UK as her parents had moved to the UK to further their education because the Apartheid government would not let them get education above a senior certificate qualification.

At the age of 16 she worked as a cashier at Makro in Port Elizabeth when she graduated and moved to Johannesburg.

Unathi Msengana auditioned as the presenter for the music show ‘Castle Loud’ which aired on SABC 1 and got the job. She later became one of the producers of the show due to her background in journalism. She co hosted the third third season of Pop Stars which aired on SABC 3. In 2007 she worked as a radio DJ at Metro FM.

She later moved to YFMShe co hosts the breakfast show, The First Avenue, on Metro FM alongside Glen Lewis.

She is also a voice over artist being the first African to voice a character in the series ‘Don McStuffins’. She is also the voice of ‘Rita the Cheetah’in the second season of the award- winning Disney’s hit edutainment series.

She used to sing in the corridors at Urban Brew and was spotted by Zola who asked her to join him in the studio and they recorded the song ‘Usana Iwam’ which became the beginning of her singing career.

“(Kwaito singer) Zola was someone I used to spend time with. He asked me to go into studio with him one evening just to see how things would go, because he used to hear me singing in the corridors at Urban Brew. By the end of the evening we had recorded the song ‘Usana lwam,’ which became the beginning of my music career.”

Her song ‘Sgubhu’ features on the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning movie “Tsotsi”.

Unathi Msengana  SA Idols Judge

In 2011 she joined the M-Net Idols show as a judge replacing Louw who was kicked out of the show after allegedly mixed painkillers and alcohol before a show, as well as making controversial and racially charged comments regarding the show. Louw said publicl the show should be moved to SABC3 so that a black person could win.

Unathi Msengana Daughter

On 31st May 2018 she took to Instagram to wish her daughter a happy birthday in a sweet post.

Unathi Msengana Twitter

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Unathi Msengana Instagram

Unathi Msengana Calling as a Traditional Healer

In 2017 during an interview with Destiny Unathi Msengana revealed that she has began to fully embrace ‘her calling’ as a traditional healer.

“It’s not an official thing that has a beginning and an end. I just know that I am becoming more spiritually aware and I know that it is something granted to me by my forefathers. As to what it will eventually be or how the healing has to happen, these are things that will be revealed to me. I just know that I have a responsibility for healing, and that’s something that’s been consistent throughout my family. We dream, we see, we feel – singabantu abam’hlophe (“we are a people with a strong connection to our ancestry”).”

She revealed that in two different incidences two people who she didn’t know had prophesied her future purpose.

“In 2006, I was told by a traditional healer that I was going to heal through song. Another person once told me that I was going to heal through being there for people and therapy.”

“Last weekend I had a conversation with my mother and she requested something that she never has before. She asked me to record some of my spiritual songs because she believes that when I cry, I allow other people to cry with me, which is a form of healing,” she says.

Unathi said that even with the modernisation we shouls embrace our African spirituality, because we are African.

“It’s very dangerous when we don’t embrace our African spirituality, because we are African. The blood that runs through our veins is African and we all have different ways of merging the Western and the African in way that’s beautiful to us.”

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