Note: this post was partially copied from her 18th birthday post.
Momoko Okazaki was born on March 3rd, 2003, in Fukuoka, Japan. She moved to Kanagawa prefecture (near Tokyo) when she was 3 years old.
In 2014 she joined Amuse, and 1 year later joined Sakura Gakuin, graduating in 2018 along with Megumi Okada and Aiko Yamaide. Shortly after she left Amuse to study abroad, before reappearing in August 2019 as one of BABYMETAL’s Avengers [Backup Dancers Guide].
And in between she has done lots of other things, such as model, appear on TV, movies, and more. You can read more in the links below.
She continued performing with BABYMETAL both in Japan as well as abroad, filling in that “3rd” spot in the lineup, rotating with Riho Sayashi and Kano Fujihira. Though Momoko has been the only one appearing at any shows since the pandemic started.
In July 2021, it was announced that Momoko would be entering a South Korean reality competition show, Girls Planet 999. At the time, many fans believed that she would no longer participate with BABYMETAL (at least in the near future), and that it marked the end of the “Avengers”. Sadly, she was eliminated in the first round of voting, coming in last of all groups.
However, in January 2023, when BABYMETAL returned from their hiatus for the set of “BABYMETAL RETURNS – THE OTHER ONE -” shows [Show Report], Momoko made a reappearance. Though there was no mention of “Avenger” specifically, but for all intents and purposes, it was like when Momoko was an Avenger.
At the end of the show it was interpreted by many fans that a permanent 3rd member will be added for the “BABYMETAL BEGINS – THE OTHER ONE” shows in April 2023. Many believe this will be Momoko, because she has been the only Avenger to appear in 3 years, performing with BABYMETAL for almost 4 years by now. And also because the show will take place in Yokohama, Kanagawa, where she lived her childhood since she was 3 years old.