Pretty Mo is a Liberian rapper, singer, and songwriter based in the United States. She was born Morgatha Exhilareta Cephas on November 25,1994, in Monrovia Liberia.
Early Life, Music Career and Songwriting
Morgatha Exhilareta Cephas a.k.a. Pretty Mo, was born in Monrovia Liberia, to Martha Cephas, a nurse, and Mongardoe Cephas, a pastor. She is the last of eight siblings. Her family relocated to Staten Island, New York when she was 4 years old and later moved to Minnesota.
Pretty Mo began her singing career in the church choir at the age of eight. During her years at Champlin Park High School in Minnesota, she worked with James Greer who also worked on Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. At school, she was a hit in school talent shows and recitals. One of her earliest moments of “stardom” was at her third grade talent show where she stunned her mother and others with her rendition of Selena’s hit song, Dreaming of You”. After high school, Mo went on to Hennepin Community College, also in Minnesota, and graduated with an associates degree in Social Work.
In 2011 she signed with Alaric entertainment and recorded her first song with the label, “Da-Ay-Deh”. The song received great reviews and set a trail for the crossover sound of this female rapper in America to become popular in Liberia.
Pretty Mo continues to write songs and build her music career. In December of 2019 she signed to LB Records an independent label.