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Amara Winter (Ciara) is an aspiring singer raised in her father's church. When her father dies, Amara's mother, Lillian (Lynn Whitfield), takes up the role of preacher and becomes a gospel sensation. While her mother ascends the ranks of gospel royalty, Amara also begins to achieve success in the R&B world. However, Lillian does not approve of her choice to pursue a career in R&B as it does not agree with their religious principles and Amara is soon faced with an ultimatum.
Also starring Marvin Winans, Patti LaBelle, Billy Zane and Ben Vereen, Mama, I Want to Sing is an energetic adaption of the off-Broadway musical. Tune in on Sunday, August 19 at 5:30P/4:30C for the premiere of Mama, I Want to Sing.