Unathi Msegana has Long a fixture on the South African entertainment scene, Unathi Msegana is the modern day African Renaissance Woman. 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.
The singer, songwriter, Idols Judge, mother and all-round modern African woman released her sophomore album in 2008 titled “In Honour” which reached Gold status. She embarked on a personally financed tour called “Unathi & Friends” to strengthen South African collaborations but to also donate some of the funds to youths in need of financial aid to further their studies.
Unathi has also performed for The United Nations, evoking such strong emotions and presence that legendary producer Quincy Jones, stood up in the audience to give 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 John Legend and Yossou Ndou and One of her proudest achievements is writing her song “Sgubhu” which is on the soundtrack for the Oscar winning movie “Tsotsi” But this is just the beginning. She also co-hosts the biggest drive time show in South Africa with the great 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. In 2003, she walked away with two awards at the Metro FM Music Awards, for Song of The Year and Best Dressed Artist. 2004 & 2005
She was named as one of 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 Msegana – Conference MC has also been nominated twice at the South African Music awards.
Her most recent accolades, being voted as South Africa’s Best Female at the Annual Metro FM Music Awards and nominated for Best Urban Pop Album at the MTN SAMA’s
This young lady continues to reinvent herself through the years and with only ten years of experience under her belt, it is evident that South Africa has given birth to a true gem, Unathi.