Nathi Nkanyi became known to South Africans as a YFM DJ early 2000s. She went on to release a song with Zola who was at the peak of his time at the time. Nathi married her fellow workmate at YFM, Thomas Msengana who was better known as Bad Boy T . The couple had their wedding in 2009 and got two children, together.
Unfortunately their marriage broke down after Nathi Nkayi found s_xting messages between Noluthando Thando Dlalisa and Bad T. Both women ended up taking each other to court seeking protection order against each other. The divorce took a toll over her. She got so depressed and resorted to alcohol as a copying mechanism. She said this happened when she was working at Metro.
“There were times I would rock up in my onesie with slippers on and I’d throw a tracksuit over to seem as if I made an effort, which I clearly couldn’t at my lowest of lows. There were times I would rock up stinking of alcohol from the night before, I am sure I have sat on my therapist’s sofa still drunk from the night before