REAL Housewives of Durban (RHOD) reality star Nonkanyiso “Laconco” Conco is fast becoming one of the important figures in Mzansi.

This after she received a word of advice from media guru and actress Connie Ferguson.

On Monday, Laconco posted a picture of herself with Connie at a gym.

Whatever Connie said to Laconco left her feeling good.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “What a pleasure to meet the phenomenal @Connie_Ferguson. Thank you for the kind words you said to me. The lesson with the moment here is: stay true to who you are, you just never know who is appreciating. Ngaze ngamuthanda shweeele.”

To which Connie responded: “Pleasure was all mine my angel! Greatness comes from being true to self and constantly striving to be and do better! Good things come from those who are willing!”

Soon after, her fans took turns to appreciate Laconco.

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Zubaida Motlah wrote: “I like the fact that you are who you are. You don’t try to be someone else. And she’s right, some of us really appreciate who you are. I love the two of you.”

Another fan SThingo wrote: “Usuvele wathola ugcobo lokuba kumabonakude mntase...ubizelwe kulento, khuphuka ngawo lowoshuni ulaydi kakhulu.”

Nonkosi Tshangana said she deserved to be on TV.

“I want to see more of you on my TV screen yaaz.”

Though little was known about Laconco before RHOD, except for the fact that she has a baby with former president Jacob Zuma, the reality show has put her name on another level.