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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2 Responses

  1. Selaelo Malatji says:

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

  2. Selaelo Malatji says:

    We will definitely going to miss them..

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