- Unathi took to Instagram to finally acknowledge the reports about her Idols SA termination and wrote a heartfelt caption, showing just how much the show meant to her
- The media personality especially addressed fans of the show and contestants for making her experience an unforgettable one in the best ways possible
- Fans of the star took to the comments to reciprocate Unathi’s grace and gratitude, showing just how much of a positive impact she had while on the panel
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Unathi Nkayi poured her heart out on Instagram this past Saturday to officially take a bow after being booted from Idols SA. News that she had been “forcefully” dismissed made the rounds last week.
Although Idols SA producers chose to rehire Unathi’s former friend, Somizi, it doesn’t seem she is bitter about the change. Instead, she has expressed nothing but gratitude to all people involved in her Idols experience.
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Addressing the show’s audience and contestants, Unathi explained how her life was changed by their loyalty and ambition. She beautifully declared in part:
“Thank you for your love South Africa and our beautiful continent of Africa. Please allow me to honour you. You have been kind, loving and deeply invested.”
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“Truly the real energy and heartbeat of a wonderful wave of hope and dreams coming true on Idols and as you do that, you have made my dreams come true too.”
The fans and contestants weren’t the only people who got a nod from Unathi. She also acknowledged the people who got her on the judging panel and thanked them for the opportunity. Her followers shared their heartfelt responses as seen below.
“More love, more joy, more success to come!”
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“My love, you are an incredible entertainer and I can’t wait to see what’s next!”
“The contestants will miss your humanity and the motherly lovey, fare thee well and bloom like a flower that you are. Thank you for being you!”
“You’ve been the best judge. Resolute, balanced, fair and accurate.”
“I really loved how you believe in everyone's gift and talent, how you groomed those who didn't believe they could”
Randall Abrahams & former contestants respond to scrapped ‘Idols SA’ Season 18 contract
Earlier, Briefly News reported that the quick-witted Randall Abrahams had been voted off from the Idols SA judging panel after being on the show for two decades. Thankfully, there’s no bad blood. M Net sent its well wishes to Randall, who responded with a sweet message of his own.
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When the news broke, M Net’s director of local entertainment channels clarified that the reason behind the channel’s decision solely lay behind staying competitive as audience interests shift. Unlike some of his colleagues, there was no conflict to prompt Randall’s exit.
The amicable nature of the contractual separation between the parties was further emphasised by Shirley’s note of gratitude. According to a quote sourced from ZAlebs, she had the following kind words to say about M Net’s working relationship with Abrahams and his other booted colleague, Unathi:
"Randall and Unathi have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and made an impact on the South African entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come."
Source: Briefly News