( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Sister Circle is More Than Just a Talk Show
ENSPIRE Contributor: Djata Doumbouya
Daytime television keeps getting diverse by the day. “Sister Circle” is a talk show hosted by four beautiful and opinionated black women on TV One. It was created by executive producer Helen Swenson whose goal was to give a more meaningful talk show that more black women can relate to. “Sister Circle” is hosted by Rashan Ali, radio host and television actress, Syleena Johnson R&B and soul singer and songwriter, Kiana Dancie comedienne and actress, and Reality TV star Quad-Webb Lunceford.
When asked, “ What has sister circle done for you all individually? What have you gotten from this?” Each lady answered with a heartfelt response. “ I just have to say for me it’s all about sisterhood, I didn’t grow up with sisters I had two brothers. This show has given me the opportunity to see and feel how it’s like to have sisters. Good or bad, ups and downs being able to push each other to go further. For me, on a personal level, it’s truly about sisterhood” said Webb Lunceford.
Johnson added, “It teaches me so many things. Every day I learn something new and it has done so much for me. First of all, it has brought me closer to God, because I spend more time with him now because of this show. I have to hear from him in order to project and be careful about what I say, once it’s out on TV it is over. Number two it has taught me regimen, routine, and organization. You have to be studied and where you need to be in order to be prepared for the show if you are not prepared it will show in your performance. Now I’m an efficient person, as an entertainer I could get up, as a CEO and head of the company but in Sister Circle, I have been taught every single day how to strategize and manage my time. And of course, it keeps adding on to the Syleena Johnson brand.”
Ali followed by saying “I put the H-U-M in humble, I never wander away from my radio roots. No matter how far we grow, we have to continue to do the things that got us to this point. They make those moments that matter more precious” and last but not least Dancie added her experience “ It has definitely increased the Kiana Dancie brand, I am so grateful to be here. I am a momma’s girl to the core and My mother recently just went through back surgery and my soul…….it broke my heart that she had to go back to work. I want to retire her and for me, this is a great platform to achieve that goal. I love waking up every day, it’s like coming home again. It’s something I prayed for, I needed to take my career to the next level.”
What makes this show so interesting is that different women from different backgrounds in the industry are being put together to give their different point of views. Not only does it promote sisterhood it also promotes blackness and gives light to topics happening in urban communities that aren’t discussed. These ladies are here to stay and are happy while doing it.
Be sure to watch Sister Circle weekdays at 12 p.m./11 a.m. (C) on TV One!