Momo was born Monique Wilson on Presidents Day 1980 in Los Angeles. A triple threat, Momo acts, dances, and sings. By age 9, MoMo had landed her first T.V. Commercial for Mattel, (Superstar Barbie). That same year, MoMo, her mother, and baby sister were involved in a car accident paralyzing her mother. At age 10, little MoMo (still only 4’11”) became the lead singer in the R&B quartet “Voices” and signed with BMG records. They toured the U.S. and opened for such acts as Nancy Wilson, Mary J. Bilge & Dionne Warwick. Her first hit single was “Yeah, yeah, yeah;” it remained on the French Top 20 charts for 13 weeks.
Soon after that MoMo found dancing and dancing found MoMo. Years of pushing her mother’s wheelchair had developed MoMo’s physical and emotional strength which led Madonna to choose MoMo as a featured dancer in her music video “Ray of Light” and in her 1998 MTV Video Musical Awards performance.
In 1999 MoMo became Manager of the L.A. Jazz Pizzazz Performing Arts Academy where their central piece demonstrated visually, orally, musically, & centrally “64 ways of non-violence”.
Called by the spirit of ‘Aloha,’ MoMo settled in the small idyllic town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai’i, manifesting the Aloha Island Performing Arts Academy which was dedicated to educating our youth through dance, musical theater, and the visual performing arts.
While working with the youth of Hawai’i & the Aloha Performing Arts Academy she produced a Drug-Free Awareness music video called “Ice Not Nice” , which received the 2nd place medal, a scholarship Grant and a free trip to Oahu to meet the famous cast of “Lost” the popular television series, also the Aloha Island Performing Arts Academy toured the island and performed at Eco-Community & Drug free Awareness functions and festivals. Returning to theater and music, she co-starred in “Hair” when it hit the islands. Momo frequently plays Topanga Days, an annual celebratory arts and music festival in Los Angeles.
Currently, MoMo acts, dances, and sings, is founder and choreographer of the Freedom Performing Arts Academy of Dance, Music, & Theater, lead vocalist of the jazz ensemble “Monique & the Situation”, also working on a new album and recording contract.