Her husky voice makes her stand out in a crowd.
Unathi Msengana has landed the role of her life with the Walt Disney Company Africa.
The mother of two will become the first person on the African continent to voice a character on the edutainment series called Doc McStuffins.
She plays the role of Rita the cheetah, in an episode titled No Sweetah Cheetah on Disney channel on Youth Day.
When asked what it meant to be part of the animated series, she said: “It’s amazing… it’s Disney! I love that they have localised the content, it is something that our kids can relate to.
“It has a strong and specific message to Africans as it highlights issues of diversity, resolution and pride.”
Unathi said her character faces challenges with accepting her spots, and at times believes she is sick.
Unathi said that this show is one that she watches with her kids and she hopes that people will learn to love themselves and to reach for their dreams.
“Being part of this episode has taught me that the boundaries between South Africa and other countries aren’t as rigid as we think.
“I aim to discover more of Africa because of the opportunity afforded to me,” she added.
When asked what else she has been up to, she said: “I love rewarding and giving back.
“Although I can’t say much about it, I have something very exciting in store for some of my fans and special people in my life.
“I haven’t made music in the past three years but I think this is something that could reach the rest of Africa.”
The Metro FM breakfast show co-host is still one of the judges on Idols.
No Sweetah Cheetah, with special guest artist Unathi Msengana, will air on 16 June at 8.20pm on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309), with a repeat at 1.20pm.