Long a fixture on the South African entertainment scene is Unathi; a modern day African Renaissance Woman. Singer, songwriter, Idols Judge and radio host, she continues to fly the South African flag high as she continues to garner international accolades.
Most notably, she is first African to voice a Character on Walt Disney Junior on the incredibly popular show Doc Mc Stuffins and was nominated for an International Emmy Award, hosted in New York, for their work [as co-owner of Lucky Bean Media] on Master Chef South Africa and her Live Music DVD nominated for Best DVD at the South African Music Awards.
Musically, Unathi has wooed audiences of all calibres – performing for the United Nations delegates where she evoked such strong emotions that legendary producer Quincy Jones gave her a standing ovation and proceeded to join her on stage during her performance to sing her praises.
One of her proudest achievements is writing her song “Sgubhu” which is on the soundtrack for the Oscar/Academy Award winning movie “Tsotsi”.
Apart from a string of accolades that have stamped her as one of the most influential women in South African entertainment Unathi continues to reinvent herself through the years and with only twelve years of experience under her belt, it is evident that South Africa has given birth to a true gem, Unathi.
Editor’s Sidenote: Unathi has also been nominated for ‘Best South African Radio Host’ at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014 hosted in Hollywood California.