Shaunie Henderson, a pioneering media mogul and philanthropist, is the formidable founder and CEO of Amirah, Inc. Under her stewardship, Amirah produced the iconic ‘Basketball Wives’ franchise, rewriting the reality TV landscape. Her unwavering advocacy empowers people of color and women, ushering in a new era of diversity and economic independence in entertainment. Beyond the screen, Shaunie extends her impact through the Amirah Foundation, breaking barriers for women worldwide.

As a co-host of the ‘GroowZone’ podcast and an upcoming author, Shaunie continues to inspire and educate. Committed to family and community, she raises five children and shares her time between Houston and Los Angeles, where she and her husband, Pastor Keion Henderson, lead the Light House Church.



Amirah Inc is a multi platform production company that produces spiritually enriching, magnetic content and  programming that entertains, empowers and inspires. Founded by visionary media mogul Shaunie Henderson, Amirah, Inc. is reshaping the art of storytelling by centering and celebrating women and people of color in every story we discover and create. We amplify underserved communities by showcasing muted voices and overlooked narratives and are vehemently committed to democratizing expression by investing in women-led stories that activate, motivate, and inspire shared experiences. By changing the narrative of people of color through diverse storytelling, we aim to spotlight female authorship and agency. Our stories are shared and experienced with our community through film, television, audio, our website, newsletter, social and digital channels.

Our goal is to expand the sector by equipping aspiring creative’s with the tools to create pathways todiversify the entertainment landscape. Shaunie and her all-star team of deeply seasoned and knowledgeable creative’s will produce inspiring content from today’s most innovative storytellers, while sharing their highly coveted insights on matters such as casting and production while also providing access to real time learning’s. The production company is named after Shaunie’s eldest daughter and was designed to cement a legacy of advocacy, empowerment, and inspiration for meaningful change.



Shaunie Henderson Talks ‘Overwhelming’ Response to Her Memoir, Finding True ‘Love’ and Her ‘Voice’ (Exclusive)

She says it wasn’t until her relationship with the pastor that she realized the difference between “loving someone” and “being in love with someone.”


It’s been a busy week for Shaunie Henderson. She recently released her first book, a memoir, titled Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms, and she’s been on the move promoting it because it’s a work years in the making that came with plenty of stops and starts.


Henderson is a natural talent, an undeniable beauty, a savvy businesswoman and a legitimate influencer. She’s a winner and author of what is sure to become a New York Times bestseller, Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms.


This frank yet gracefully restrained memoir about lessons learned on the way to fulfillment [is] sure to inspire readers seeking inspiration to change their life trajectories.


“Basketball Wives” creator and entrepreneur SHAUNIE HENDERSON discusses her new memoir, “UNDEFEATED: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms.”


When Shaunie O’Neal, the ex-wife of NBA great Shaquille O’Neal, created the VH1 series Basketball Wives in 2010, she didn’t just raise the profiles of the cast, she also legitimized the power and reach of WAGs, or, in layman’s terms, the “wives and girlfriends” of professional athletes.


Shaunie Henderson On Overcoming Her Fears And Releasing Her Memoir

“All I can do is hope and pray that my delivery is received,”

Shaunie Henderson told HelloBeautiful.


Shaunie Henderson, the CEO of Amirah, Inc. and the creator and executive producer of Basketball Wives, will share the key business lessons she learned from launching one of television’s most prominent reality franchises. She will also talk about her new memoir, Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms, with BLACK ENTERPRISE Multiplatform Content Producer, Ashlei Stevens.


Shaunie Henderson isn’t new to the game. The mother of five was thrust into the public spotlight behind the shadow of a famous husband, endured merciless rumor mills, and rebuilt her life on her own terms while the world plotted on her downfall. Today, she’s a one-woman empire, having spawned a cultural revolution with the reality series Basketball Wives, as well as the six spinoff shows created in its wake.


Shaunie Henderson saw the signs of her marriage with Shaquille O’Neal “beginning to crumble” long before their divorce rocked the sports and entertainment world in 2011. Henderson, the creator of VH1’s reality series “Basketball Wives,” explained what went wrong in their marriage, which played out during O’Neal’s star-studded Lakers days, in her new book, “Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms,” out Tuesday, May 7.


In a candid reflection, Henderson revealed, “Looking back, I don’t know that I was ever really in love with the man” whom she married in 2002. Expressing grace for her now ex-husband and father of her children, “I was in love with the idea of being married to the man I had a family with. He was trying to be a world-famous, thirty-something multimillionaire with thousands of women throwing themselves at him and people in general begging just to be in his presence while being a husband and a father at the same time. How could anyone possibly know how to do that?”


This week Mysonne and Tamika speak on personal growth, relationships, public perception, and the journey to becoming a first lady of a church with Shaunie Henderson. During the show, Shaunie also touches on having no regrets when creating the popular reality show “Basketball Wives” and later they were joined by her new husband Senior Pastor Keion Henderson, where they highlighted their individual growth, challenges, and the dynamics of blending families.


Creator of Basketball Wives and First Lady Shaunie Henderson is prepping for the release of her highly anticipated memoir UNDEFEATED! In the book set to be released on May 7th, the wife, mother, entrepreneur, and producer opens up about finding love, offers advice for raising strong, smart, grounded Black children in today’s world, and reveals how to define your career and personal life by your own terms in this inspirational memoir.



The Groow Zone, hosted by the dynamic power couple Keion and Shaunie Henderson, redefines the fusion of faith and culture. As experienced navigators of life’s complexities, they invite listeners on a journey of inner growth, exploring the captivating intersection of spirituality and culture. Growing in front of listeners who wish to grow inside themselves, these two influencers, a mega-church pastor and a pioneering media mogul, inspire millions to embrace their truth, seek wisdom, and navigate the intricacies of relationships while celebrating life’s diversity. With candor, humility, grace, and humor, they dive deep into the trials, triumphs, and transformations that define personal growth. Join them each week for practical wisdom that renews and elevates every aspect of life within the embrace of love.

Get ready to learn and grow alongside some of the world’s most fascinating thought leaders in business, culture, music, entertainment, and faith.