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Unathi Msengana Biography, Age, Kids, Husband, Marriage, Weight Loss, Awards and Songs

Unathi Msengana Biography

Unathi Msengana was born on 6th November 1978 in South Africa. She is a South African singer, actress and radio personality. She is popularly known for hosting shows on youth station YFM and Metro Fm’s drivetime show, with 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.

Education Background

Student at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands where she studied International Media Studies

Student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa where he studied Journalism and Drama.

High school student at Victoria Girls High School.

Media Career

She heard of the auditions for the music show ‘Castle Loud’, which used to be on SABC 1. She got the job and sue to her background on journalism she became one of the producers on the show.

She co hosted the third season of Pop Stars which aired on SABC 3

In 2007 she was a radio DJ at Metro FM

Unathi Msengana Acting Career

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

Unathi Msengana Career in music

Zola asked her to join him in studio and see how things would go, because he used to hear her singing in the corridors at Urban Brew. By the end of the evening they had recorded the song ‘Usana Iwam’ which became the beginning of her career.

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

Unathi Msengana Age

She was born on 6th November 1978.

Unathi Msengana Husband – Unathi Msengana Marriage

She was married to DJ Thomas Msengana, popularly known as Bad Boy T on 19th September 2009. Unathi confirmed during a TV interview on eNCA that she and her husband Thomas are not together. This was after media reports about their marriage being in trouble.

Unathi Msengana Kids

She is married and has two children; a son Sinako and a daughter Imbo.

Unathi Msengana Weight Loss Diet – Unathi Msengana Weight Loss

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Unathi Msengana Songs

  • Sonini
  • Kwa Nolali
  • Kubuhlungu
  • Run
  • Let Him Be

Unathi Msengana Awards

  • 2005: Most Promising Woman in Media suring MTN Media Awards
  • 2005: She was among the top ten people in media according to the Star Newspaper
  • 2004: Top ten people in media according to the Star Newspaper.
  • 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 Philanthropy

In 2013 during the University’s first fundraising event in Johannesburg she made a a generous donation, freely volunteered her time to help organise the event and entertaining everyone on the night with her performance.

In October 2014 she organised a concert at the Sttler’s Monument to raise more funds for student financial aid.

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Joburg Post Interviw with Unathi Msengana

Source: Joburg Post

What was your childhood Ambition?

Unathi Msengana: I had varying ambitions depending on how old I was. I wanted to be a
Lawyer and found out how much reading that entailed. That deterred me. I wanted to be a Sports’ Manager but my dad said I had to go to university and at the time that course wasn’t offered at universities.

Who influenced your life?

Unathi Msengana: My parents have been and still are my greatest guides. In an incredibly graceful manner they have raised our family across borders, hemispheres and continents and yet still possess a profound humility and understanding of fulfilling ones purpose.

Your educational background and life in varsity/ your life in the public domain and in your private space?

Unathi Msengana: Education has been and continues to be a huge theme in my life. I’m not a book worthy intelligent person but have had to develop a diligence which is associated with setting goals and achieving them. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents sacrificed not seeing my parents for over a decade because they truly believed in the power of education. We grew up in the UK because the Apartheid government would not let our parents and forefathers be educated above a senior certificate qualification. This is why we were based in the UK and both my parents after having not seen their parents for over a decade, returned permanently to South Africa to bury their fathers respectively.

My middle name is Fundiswa and as I mentioned before, I don’t think I’m particularly smart. I was just tremendously affected by my family’s circumstance and the sacrifice of my forefathers.

It is because of this I understand the importance of making my work more important than my private life in the public domain. It’s just how I’ve been raised.

Your first job?

Unathi Msengana: The best job ever, I worked as a cashier at Makro in Port Elizabeth from the age of 16 to when I graduated and moved to JHB. I would work on holidays. Truly character. Holding and FUN. At the same time that I was a cashier, Tazz the actor was a packer and Zolani, lead singer of Freshly Ground was at receptions. Truly, fun times.

How do you keep fit?

Unathi Msengana: I have fun. I change my routine. Don’t work out for longer than an hour. It’s usually 30 min. I support my training with a good diet so it doesn’t become a burden. I do it with friends and girlfriends and keep it new.

Whiskey or wine? why?

Unathi Msengana: Wine. Whiskey makes me do some very weird things. I think coz of my training I’ve become a light drinker. Whiskey has become way too heavy. I could handle it in my 20’s though. I’m a red wine kinda lady.

What is your source of happiness?

Unathi Msengana: The fact that I can choose it at any given time. It’s always there waiting to be picked. Easier said than done though. But definitely doable.

What in today’s society is a cause of concern?

Unathi Msengana: That we forget that bad things happen when good people sit and do nothing. We often more and more sit and watch things happen and don’t exercise compassion in the name of ‘It’s not my business’. It’s a dangerous state of just letting things go slowly by slowly.

What are you passionate about?

Unathi Msengana: Life

What is your ultimate driving force?

Unathi Msengana: LOVE

What can you not do without in a day?

Unathi Msengana: Conversations with God

What are your biggest achievements?

Unathi Msengana: Raising my babies

What are your biggest disappointments?

Unathi Msengana: I try not to dwell on them as just disappointments. Cheesy I know.

If you were not in this particular career, which career would you be in?

Unathi Msengana: I’d be a house executive. Family is so beautiful.

Radio or Television, why?

Unathi Msengana: Both. I was born to do both.

How religious are you?

Unathi Msengana: I’m extremely spiritual. I’ve been recently obsessed with a doccie series by Morgan Freeman ‘The Story Of God’ Energy and the understanding of it by humans fascinates me. I also know I am just a mere mortal in this enormity called life which keeps it all magical. I need magic.

What could you have done better in life ?

Unathi Msengana: I’ll only know that at the end of this life.

In your next life what would your career be?

Unathi Msengana: Professional hockey player for South Africa.

Top 5 things to do before you retire?

  1. Play with the Gorillas in the DRC.
  2. Witness the great migration in Kenya.
  3. Take my kids to the Vic Falls, Zambia side. Sorry Zim but I want them to be in it.
  4. Go back to the pyramids in Cairo and pray again.
  5. Dance with the Massai
  6. AFRICA my heart!!

Personal life scale card from 1-10?

Unathi Msengana: 20 000…I am blessed!

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