“Mama I Want to Sing” Gets a Release Date

Remember Ciara’s big screen remake of the Broadway classic “Mama I Want to Sing?” No? Well, neither did I until I got an e-mail informing me that the flick would finally be seeing the light of day… via DVD.

We first reported on Ciara landing the lead role in this film back in 2007. It was due to be released in 2008; however for reasons unknown Ciara said it would be going straight to DVD in 2009. Two years later, the film still has no theatrical release date, but finally does have a DVD release date.

Originally marketed as a Code Black Entertainment project, the film will now be released through Fox Home Video Entertainment on February 14, 2012.

If you still haven’t seen the full trailer you can check it out below. I also have a sneaking suspicion this film may show up on BET like many straight to DVD black films do.


  1. hey, this actually looks really great!

    I think a lot of young people who are raised in the church have issues when they want to identify as an adult and pursue their own dreams. Parents and elders in the church have issues with the fact that the young person they are accustomed to telling what to do may want to try something different on their own. When you throw in God in the mix and ‘well the Bible says so and so’ you have the making of real family conflict.

    I can really relate to this, and will be looking out for it!

  2. I enjoy decent black media, so I’m sure this will be good! Lynn Whitfield is a superb actress. This comes at a time when Cici could use it most! Things happen for a reason and timing is everything. I agree this will be on BET soon!

    Go Ciara!

  3. Saw it…Ciara can’t act and barely holds a note… Wanting to sing and having the talent to are 2 different things all together. I loved Lynn, but this DVD SUCKS!!!

  4. Not a great movie, but the young Amara character can sing…and Hill Harper looked great…Lynn was good too. But I don’t mind supporting the cause even know Ciara was not that good to say the least

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