Unathi Msengana

Musically, Unathi has wooed audiences of all calibres. Performing for the United Nations delegates 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. She has shared the stage with international greats such as John Legend, Yossou-Ndou, Chaka Khan and Dbanj.

This Power House has graced South Africa’s biggest stages including the fourth largest stage in the world, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as well as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz alongside many others. One of her proudest achievements is composing her song “Sgubhu” which features on the soundtrack for the Oscar/Academy Award winning movie “Tsotsi”.

This multi talented creative has the honour of being the first African to voice a Character on Walt Disney Junior on the incredibly popular show Doc Mc Stuffins. Unathi was also nominated for Best South African Radio Host at the Nickelodean Kids Choice Awards 2014.

Lucky Bean Media, which she co-owns, was nominated for an International Emmy Award for their work on MasterChef South Africa and her Live Music DVD was nominated for Best DVD at the South African Music Awards.

A Rhodes University Journalism and Drama graduate and a University of Utrecht International Media studies graduate, Unathi moved to Johannesburg in 2001 becoming a presenter for Castle Loud and then moved onto the YFM platform. Now, Unathi co - hosts Metro FM’s breakfast show with the legendary Glen Lewis. 

Over the years she has collected a string of accolades that have stamped her as one of the most influential women in entertainment. To mention a few, Song of The Year at the MMAs, Best Female at the MMAs. She has been frequently voted for in the Top Ten people in Media by The Star newspaper and was named as the most promising woman in media at the MTN Media Awards, hosted by Media Magazine. Unathi is often nominated at the South African Music awards.

This young lady continues to reinvent herself through the years and with only 13 years of experience under her belt, it is evident that South Africa has given birth to a true gem, Unathi.