Unathi Nkayi has responded to those who have shaded her, told her she’s too old to take over Bridget Masinga’s radio show on Kaya FM from March.
Unathi told TshisaLIVE that those who shaded her are insecure about what they have achieved.
She said, “People who obsess about age are people who are insecure about what they have achieved at their age. Do they expect a 19-year-old to host Kaya FM? Kaya doesn’t speak to 19-years-olds, it speaks to my generation.
“I don’t engage in age issues. I don’t speak age,”
Unathi found an ally in radio veteran Kgomotso Moeketsi, who took to Twitter at the weekend to weigh in on the debate.
Unathi won’t let the hate get to her and said she was looking forward to the journey ahead.
“I’m tremendously honoured, if I could tell you the truth. I’m honoured, excited, nervous to be given the task to start a new decade with the station.
This will be Unathi’s first radio gig since she took a break three years ago.
“I needed time to take care of myself and heal. I left radio at an emotional time in my life. I never wanted to be an angry broadcaster.
“You hear of some broadcasters who are always angry on-air or they treat their platforms as their personal therapy session. I never wanted to be that for the South African audience.”