Mzansi singer-songwriter, television and radio personality, Unathi Nkayi just turned 40 years-old. The Grahamstown-born and self-proclaimed ‘village girl who found gold, celebrated her birthday in style.
Unathi, who is also a judge on South African idols, is currently away with her sisters and friends to celebrate her birthday.
Taking to social media to share her share journey, she said: “They say life begins at 40. It is my born day today. 40 years ago I was born to Sakhiwo no Nondwe who conceived me out of love. My uncle Ndabazoxolo Nkayi named me Unathi. I was the only grandchild my grandfather, Themba, named. To which he gave me the name, Fundiswa, which I use as my second name (sic).”
She went on to say: “My grandfather was/is Themba, whose father was Dyonashe, the son of Singq. I know I am the answer to my forefathers dreams and prayers and I hold that with high regard. I am the mother of Sinako and Imbo Msengana who too were conceived in love with the man who remains the love of my life.
I am sister to my incredible sisters, cousin-niece-aunt-granddaughter to my solid fam and friend to my absolutely crazy friends (sic).”
She also thanked everyone who shaped her to be the woman she is today.
“To ALL of you thank you for your love. To those I love, have met, never have met and possibly never will. Your love has made me the woman I am today. Thank you for your love (sic),” – she wrote.
Check out the snaps below:
Image Courtesy: instagram.com/unathi.co
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.