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Syleena Johnson of 'Sister Circle' Poses Next to Nelson Mandela Memorial during Her Visit to South Africa

Monica Otayza
Feb 24, 2020
01:20 A.M.

Syleena Johnson of "Sister Circle" poses in front of the Nelson Mandela Memorial during her recent visit to South Africa, paying tribute to the late politician.


During her most recent vacation, Syleena Johnson made sure to stop by the Nelson Mandela Memorial, honoring the legacy left behind by the politician and philanthropist and visiting different historic places where he once was.

"He was the first black president in South Africa. After being in jail for 27 years. I was so blessed to experience so much history of him today thanks to Durban Tourism... This is a perfect way to Honor black history month."

"Sister Circle" host Syleena Johnson attends a TV One event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

"Sister Circle" host Syleena Johnson attends a TV One event | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


The history trip was a part of her South African adventure before she headed back to work in the US. Johnson currently co-hosts "Sister Circle," and is also a known R&B singer.


She grew up in Harvey, Illinois, where her father was a blues singer and her mother was a law enforcement officer. Her love for music was discovered at a very young age, as she would accompany her father every time he would perform at nightclubs.


Syleena recently launched a new album entitled "WOMAN."



While Syleena decided as early as when she was in high school that she would be pursuing a career in music, her father wanted to stop her plans as he believed the industry was "full of devils." Because of this, she had to wait until college to record some of her songs.

Since then, she released two albums under Jive Records, "Chapter 1: Love, Pain, and Forgiveness," and "Chapter 2: The Voice" in 2002. Syleena recently launched a new album entitled "WOMAN," which she produced while hosting the hit TV One daytime talk show "Sister Circle."



At 43 years old, Johnson has been living her best life. Aside from her thriving career, she also made a personal achievement recently as she lost a total of 50 pounds to make her fitness competition debut.

To share her fitness story with her fans, she created a documentary called "From One Stage to the Next," which shows her journey in doing different things.

In the end, it showed her winning three awards in the bodybuilding competition she joined.

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