Idols SA Judge Unathi Msengana Opens Up About Metro FM Exit


For the first time since her departure from Metro FM, Idols SA judge Unathi Msengana opened up a bit about why she left the station.

During a recent interview which was her first since leaving the broadcaster, Unathi said regret is the last thing on her mind following her resignation. On Tuesday, she told Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral that her surprise departure from the station may have had something to do with a disagreement with the station’s bigwigs.

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“I don’t feel pressure and that is why I just left radio. I was on some ‘I don’t like what is going on right now and I am not going to put up with it anymore because I am great at what I do,” she said.

As a result of the pressure which she was feeling, she felt the need to take a bow. Though Unathi did not go into any more details about her resignation from her Metro FM job, she said she feels pity for her bosses at the station.

“Hate is a strong word. I pity them. There is a school of radio where we love each other and we are obsessed with radio and it is all we talk about,” she said

Following her departure which coincided with reshuffling at the station, there was a widespread speculation that Unathi was not happy with being paired with Khanyi Mbau on a mid-morning show.

Nevertheless, on the plus side, Unathi’s life post-Metro FM has been awesome. She said she’s loving every bit of life at the moment because she can afford to live it any way she deems fit.

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“I am ratchet! I am doing things that I never used to do. I love it,” she said.

Speaking on her traditional rituals which she used to perform once a year, Idols SA judge Unathi told Gareth that since she has become more spiritual over the years, she will now do them more than once a year.