- Unathi Nkanyi has revealed that she failed twice in her life
- Unathi Nkayi shared that he failed Grade 8 and her first year in university
- The media personality urged those who have failed matric to draw strength from her personal experience
Unathi Nkayi has opened up about failing twice in her life. The media personality took to social media on Sunday, 21 February to offer a message of hope to matriculants ahead of the release of public school's matric results this Monday, 22 February.
The Idols SA judge revealed that she failed Grade 8 and her first year in university. The star captioned her Instagram video:
"#Guyzini Please share with those you’re concerned about."
The singer encouraged those who failed and those who are dissatisfied with their results to draw strength from her life story. She asked them not to give up on themselves.
"I had to learn that I’m just slower when it comes to academics and I needed more time."
The stunner shared that her dad made her go back to the same school she had failed Grade 8. At the time, she thought her old man was punishing her. Unathi said her father advised her:
"My child, if you start running now you'll never stop running."
Unathi's followers and her peers in the entertainment industry praised her for her positive post. Check out some of their comments below:
"Thank you!! This is so powerful!"
"Sis this message is not just for matriculants it's for all of us who want to give up, who want to run, who have been told they wouldn't amount to anything. Thanks sisi."
"My niece was slow in high school, her teacher told her she would one day be her kids' maid. My niece is now doing her 3rd year in university and is about to become the 1st graduate in our family... I wonder how her high school teacher's kids are doing."
"And this includes failure in business, career and life. There is always a second chance. Thank you for this."
"I thought you were gonna cry but you made me cry UNA. That was so sweet and very thoughtful of you to share. I love you."
"This is all I wanted to hear, not only for matriculants. Sometimes I feel like the business is not moving everything is just stuck. Thank you."
"Your voice is so soothing, soo calming. Makes me teary. I’m not in matric, I’m a whole adult but I found this uplifting and encouraging. Thank you mami."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Shimza has contributed to the education of the children in his community. The popular club DJ and musician took to social media recently to reveal that he has donated 400 pairs of school shoes to kids from Tembisa, Johannesburg.
Shimza joined a list of Mzansi stars who have played a role in making sure that Mzansi school pupils don't go to school barefoot when the public schools opened a few days ago. Shimza posted a few snaps from the ceremony when he was giving away the much-needed school shoes. He captioned his post:
"Contributing to the education of the kids in my community. 400 shoes of hope."
Shimza's fans took to his comment section to praise him for his good deed. Instagram user ngoako01 commented:
"Well done bro, charity begins at home. Re ya ba lebogela."
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