9/17/2012 10:11:00 AM

Following up from his 2011 single, “Gentle Man” which featured E.M.E soldier Skales and sampled the late great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as well as the Pope Tha Hitman-featured "Fear Me", fast-rising Nigerian rapper and singer/songwriter BIG MO returns in the second half of 2012 with his massive new single titled “Wahlaitalai”.

Featuring another rising star of 2012, Maytronomy who is in inspiring form and superbly produced by Pappey, “Wahlaitalai” is an excellent Nigerian Pop song which is led by lush drum patterns, sweet melodies, witty rap verses and a catchy and infectious hook that will not only rule the radio air waves and conquer dance floors all over the country in the coming months but will also see Big Mo rise up the ranks of "Ones To Watch" in Nigerian music in 2012. On this new tune, Big Mo finally comes of age as an exciting Nigerian artist that is worth keeping an eye out for, now and in the future. Press PLAY and listen to “Wahlaitalai” below:


Big Mo - real name Emmanuel Derine Momoh - is one burgeoning rapper, singer and songwriter that you should be keeping an eye on in 2012. Hailing from Edo state and raised in the northern part of Nigeria, Kaduna state to be precise, Big Mo draws inspiration from the likes of the late Notorious B.I.G, Michael Jackson, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and Jay-Z respectively, hence his passion and love for music which shines through today.

Having started making music at an early age, Big Mo has already collaborated with the likes of Praiz, Iyanya, Skales, Pope Tha Hitman and Maytronomy so far in his rising career. Like every young musician aspiring for artistic success, the hard working rapper and singer/songwriter previously released his debut singe titled “Komole” back in 2005 with a video that saw modest success and television rotation, he then went back to the drawing board to work more on himself, recording a couple of mixtapes in the process. After which, he made a return in 2011 and dropped another single featuring E.M.E soldier Skales with a melody that was drawn from the above mentioned late great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

This single created that much needed buzz for Big Mo and he has been striving off that success and working hard to live up to the hype with his follow-up single. In 2012, he is releasing his third single titled “WAHLAITALAI” - a slang drawn from the northern part of Nigeria where he grew up - which featured Maytronomy. With this new single, he believes he is set to take Nigerian entertainment to another level as he aims to stand tall among his peers in the Nigerian music landscape. Big Mo is also currently studying Politics and International Relations in Lead City University, Ibadan.

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