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A legend called me “New Cat of Nollywood” – Phyna

Winner of Big Brother Naija 2022, Josephina ‘Phyna’ Otabor recently got a compliment from a Nollywood legend, and it made her very happy.

Phyna who made her acting debut in the movie “Osato” revealed that the legend called her a new Cat of Nollywood.

The film which just hit cinemas has been getting positive reviews from fans and entertainers. The reality TV star said a senior colleague called her to laud her execution of the role.

Phyna Nollywood new cat

She tweeted: “Guys an A list actor, infact a Legend just called me and said…… Phyna you are the new Cat of Nollywood📍💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼”

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Reacting, Chris Charles wrote; Well deserved. Your acting skill is top notch. Such a Raw and Real Talent 👏

Allie said: You’ve killed every roll U’ve played so far!! So Yes!! You’re here to stay!! The Queen of all Queens!!

Amaka Success: Congratulations my baby, take ur crown our 2024 AMVCA winner. It will come to reality ijn 🙏🙏🙏

Meanwhile, in similar news…

Veteran actor, Bob-Manuel Udokwu recently decried the influx of poorly trained practitioners into the movie industry.

He expressed sadness that half-baked actors and filmmakers have invaded Nollywood and are now the leading characters.

Udokwu said the industry should be better than the level it has reached and the only reason the growth seems stagnant is because a lot of unprofessional activities are taking place.

He spoke during an Instagram Live session with journalist, Azuh Arinze within the week of his 60th birthday.

The movie star said; “Nollywood ought to be greater than what it is at the moment. Unfortunately, the true potential of the industry is not being realised. A lot of unprofessional activities are going on.

“Many half-baked practitioners have invaded the industry. The real professionals should step forward and take back Nollywood.”

Speaking on the high point of his career, Udokwu mentioned having the privilege of anchoring Gulder Ultimate Search among other accomplishments.