Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi leave Idols SA

Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi have left Idols SA and will not be judges during the upcoming Idols SA 2022 (Season 18).

Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi leave Idols SA
Idols SA judges Randall Abrahams, Unathi Nkayi and Somizi Mhlongo are pictured during the live show on Sunday 25 August 2019.

In an unanticipated announcement in the afternoon of Friday 21 January 2022, Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and [SIC] Entertainment (producers of Idols SA) revealed that Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi have departed the show and will not be judges for the upcoming 18th season.

Shirley Adonisi, M-Net director for local entertainment channels, told the media that;

The channel will not be renewing their contracts with for the upcoming season of the popular singing show.

She added;

We are taking a fresh approach to the judging panel to retain audiences and stay competitive in the Sunday night timeslot.

We salute these great icons of South African entertainment and thank them both for great innings on Idols. 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. We wish them well in their endeavours.

Why did Unathi and Randall leave Idols?

Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams left Idols South Africa because M-Net did not renew their contracts for the upcoming season which will be the 18th.

Meanwhile, online auditions for Idols SA 2022 (Season 18) will start on Sunday 23 January 2022. Read more about that HERE.

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5 Responses

  1. vincent the rock jackson says:

    vincent the rock jackson i love and i like to creat samething news evry days and evry night that is my visualisations .with forcus . i bielive in big and big and big dreams.i bielive to do samething the world the never see before .i bielive to dosamething biggers and biggers then my self and my mind is powers and never give up hope

  2. vincent the rock jackson says:

    please guyz , next year 2023 s a idols season 19 vincent the rock jackson his gona be there .in that events as a great vocalist pop singer .and the pick up one and the winner of golden tick. sa idols season 19 .2023 that golden ticcket i m gona winne is for my all fans around the globe and around nations of south african fans .somizi ,anothers new judgings. vincent the rock jackson mj .i do entertain the all globe and the all nations . 4years i means i been in sa idols 4 times, but next year sa idols season 19, 2023 i will come back to sing there for business . those years i was there that is was my blood sacrifaces . in my passion and my emotional deep from my heart and pain with tears. nxt year sa idols season 19, 2023 vincent the rock jackson his gona be sameon. in god we trust the world the will see the really talents and i will bring it them samething the world the never see before ,.that is my confidant and love music thanks

  3. vincent the rock jackson says:

    good day guyz please i m vincent the rock jackson sa idols singer and dancer mj .randall abraham . his did respect me vincent the rock j in my last auddition season 16 and his was very bad and rought that why god of that land idols the take him out of autority.but if randall abraham .his was help me to put me true and gave me my golden ticket but to day ,support to be still there . as sa idols judging .

  4. Selaelo Malatji says:

    We will definitely going to miss them.i really miss Unathi shame. they were both good for that job

  5. Selaelo Malatji says:

    We will definitely going to miss them..

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