- Mzansi's Terry Pheto was among many celebs who congratulated US actor Tyler Perry on his recent achievement
- Tyler opened the first African American-owned studio in Georgia, USA
- Terry praised Tyler for always thinking about African Americans and trying to uplift them
It's so beautiful when we see celebs congratulating each other. Especially when it's one of our own. South African Sotho actress, Terry Pheto, took to social media to congratulate and thank US actor, Tyler Perry, for his latest achievement.
Tyler was the first to open an African American-owned studio in Georgia, USA on 5 October. Tyler
Terry took to Instagram to congratulate Tyler. She quoted Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done,” and wrote "Congratulations Mr @tylerperry and thank you for all that you do for our people. Our dreams are indeed valid."
Terry's post gathered more than 4 800 likes and more than 50 comments. Here are a few comments from her post:
thesivu: "Truly inspired this morning."
savitambuli: "What an inspiration!"
madamtiks: "Yesss the dreams I have to build a black owned studio in Mandela's town, also my home town Mthatha will come true one day... Thank you for the inspiration."
no_nto: "Sir. What an inspiration you are."
Many well known African American celebs joined Tyler Perry at the official opening at Fort McPherson, five miles south-west of downtown Atlanta.
According to The Pooch Times, Essence revealed that Perry said reason he chose the site was because it was the “poorest black neighbourhood in Atlanta” when he was growing up and he wanted his 12 sound stages for movie productions to inspire black children to reach for the stars.
“The kids can see that a black man did that, and they can too,” said Perry.
He also dedicated one of the sound stages to the late actress Diahann Carroll, whose determination inspired Perry to persevere.
Meanwhile, a month ago, Briefly.co.za, reported that the people of Mzansi were buzzing over Terry Pheto’s most recent international award. She scooped the Best Actress Award at the fifth annual British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) Awards in London.
Terry has a number of international awards under her belt. The stunning actress became a household name in 2005 with the film Tsotsi, and went on to star in movies such as Catch a Fire, Goodbye Bafana and How to Steal 2 Million.
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Terry’s big win and how taken aback the star was. Terry received the prestigious award this weekend thanks to her phenomenal performance in the international film, Faces.
Terry really has flown the South African flag high more times than we can count and the people are extremely thankful to her for that.
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