Award-winning actress and media personality, Terry Pheto, stole the show this weekend at the International Achievement Recognition Awards 2017 held in London in the UK.
Pheto took home the Best Actress Award for her role as Naledi Khama in "A United Kingdom", as well as Best Actress: TV or Drama, for her role as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the BET series "Madiba".
Speaking to HuffPost SA in May, Pheto said playing Madikizela-Mandela was one of the scariest experiences of her life.
"I don't think anyone can ever be ready for that kind of a challenge. But because I grew up watching my mom, looking up to her, I grew up being aware of her journey and her struggle. It was important for me to see this role as I've always seen her. It was important for me to give respect to the life of a legend," Pheto said.
Pheto, who was the night's biggest winner, was also nominated for the Best International Actress category, which was won by Nigerian actress Nse Ikpe-Etim for her role in Tess.
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South African celebs took to social media to congratulate Pheto on her wins.
The actress, who also starred in "The Bold and The Beautiful", recently joined hands with her best friend, Mampho Brescia, to launch Let's Learn Toys -- an online educational toy store.
"If your dream only includes you, it's too small." - Ava DuVernay Proud to share this moment with my person and business partner @mamphob. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came celebrate with us on Tuesday. Let's Learn Toys (@letslearntoys) is officially open for business. Visit our online store for the best quality educational toys www.letslearntoys.co.za 🙏🏾❤️
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