Geared up and ready to go: Unathi Nkayi tells us what to expect from her new show on Kaya FM
Unathi Nkayi (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)
After two years away from radio, Unathi Nkayi will return to the airwaves on Monday 2 March, and her excitement is almost tangible.
The presenter, who announced in late January that she is joining the Kaya FM family, will host the 12:00 to 15:00 slot, Monday to Thursday.
Speaking at a private lunch with a few members of the media, Kaya station manager Greg Maloka said Unathi ticked all the boxes when it came to what they were looking for. "We could not get a better woman for this gig, and we're really excited to have her."
The atmosphere was light and fun as everyone gathered around a table at posh restaurant, Marble, in Johannesburg. Unathi was brimming with joy as she discussed her return to radio.
"It's rare to be able to work with a team of people that you admire, and I truly have admired everyone that I'm going to get to work with," she said.
She added that the reason why she chose to stay away from radio for so long was that "South Africa hadn't caught up with the fourth revolution and I found that to be a pity."
But Unathi says things are different with Kaya FM.
"I love the fact that I can see that Kaya, visually [and] digitally, was on par with what it was giving us in terms of radio as well, and that, for me, was so sexy and seductive."
Chatting to Channel24 later, the star told us about the things she's missed most about her time off air.
"The two things I love most in the world are people and music. Radio allowed me to experience these two things in abundance. That's what I have missed."
With her new show, Unathi says it's all about the audience. "The listener is always first and, let music be the hero – I am excited to follow just those basics in radio. Allowing our listeners to guide us in what they want to hear and playing great music."
So, what should you expect when you tune into Kaya FM on Monday 2 March?
"Joy, love, riveting content, inter-generational conversations and great music."