Unathi Nkayi Is Out: ‘Idols SA’ Could Be Facing Another Major Shift in S18 Despite Possible Somizi Comeback

Unathi Nkayi Is Out: ‘Idols SA’ Could Be Facing Another Major Shift in S18 Despite Possible Somizi Comeback

  • The new Season of the singing competition show is set to start shooting later this month, so reports are buzzing about the judging panel
  • City Press shared the unlikeliness of the We Thembisisle singer’s return in an article that included quotes from sources close to the show’s production
  • The piece also detailed that a former judge may be back on our TV screens as soon as the upcoming episodes hit

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Auditions for the upcoming Idols SA season start this Sunday, so news surrounding the show is coming in hot. The rumour mill has put out that Unathi may not show up for the 18th Season, while Somgaga makes his possible return.

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Rumour has it that Unathi may not return to her judge's seat in the upcoming 'Idols SA' season. Image: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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A source close to Idols SA producers spread the word in a recent chat with City Press. The publication told of the details behind the former Kaya 959 radio personality’s exit and the reasons for Somizi’s return. City Press shared in part:

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“Unathi was entangled in the allegations that she made against Sizwe which were found to be false. So she now has to be given a break from the show.”

The publication added:

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“Somizi has been given the green light because he is obviously the life of the show. There was a huge difference when he was not on the show, in terms of declining viewership.”

The pair had quite the dynamic on the show, so it is interesting to see how fans will receive the news. However, since SomSom was given the go-ahead after a short break, viewers could expect the same for Unathi soon.

Unathi Nkayi claims she's been silenced, Kaya 959 claps back

In more stories concerning Unathi Nkayi, Briefly News previously reported that she had been minding her business as she trended for being fired from Kaya 959. While the radio station and Sizwe Dhlomo told their sides of the story, peeps wondered why the singer was quiet.

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Unathi eventually revealed why she has been keeping to herself. Unathi hopped onto her Instagram to disclose that she received a letter from her former employers at Kaya 959 informing her that she is not permitted to speak about the matter on any of her public platforms.

The musician explained that the only reason she withheld from sharing her side of the story was that she contractually bounded not to. Kaya959 shut down Unathi's claims of being silenced.

Source: Briefly News

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