Michelle Obama praises Tyler Perry, says $250m studio is inspiring

Michelle Obama praises Tyler Perry, says $250m studio is inspiring

- The former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has praised Tyler Perry for building a film studio

- According to her, she is proud that an African-American has built such a structure as it reflects progress

- She went on to say that, together with her husband, Barack, they are proud of his achievement

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The former first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has lauded filmmaker, Tyler Perry, after he pioneered a $250 million 330-acre film studio in Atlanta.

According to her, she feels so much love for him because it is the first major film studio fully owned by an African-American.

She went on to say that together with her husband, Barack, they are proud of him because he has proven that progress means marching forward regardless of the challenges.

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According to Perry, the reason behind the project is to leave a legacy behind and secure the groundwork for the next generation to continue from there.

High-profile personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Jay Z and Beyoncé were present at the event.

Meanwhile, Terry Pheto also congratulated Perry.

The South African Sotho actress took to social media to congratulate and thank US actor, Tyler Perry, on his latest achievement.

Tyler was the first to open an African American-owned studio in Georgia, USA on 5 October.

Pheto 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."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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