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Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi opens up on being told to lose weight to save her career


Unathi Nkayi is one of South Africa's busiest media personalities. The star has been in the entertainment industry for 18-years and during her time in the limelight, she has successfully dabbled in radio, music and television.

The Idols judge who has a very distinctive style recently went on Instagram to open up about a time when Executives told her to change her look at the beginning of her career.

“I remember being sat down by the whole production and everybody on the team, everybody saying to me, Unathi your look is a bit harsh and you are a bit thick, so we are wondering if you would ever consider wearing a weave and a wig and just losing some weight," she said in part. Watch the video below:

Unathi is living proof that you do not have to conform to society's expectations because today, she is one of the leading voices in Africa and she did not have to change herself to fit in.

– ZAlebs

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