Meet the Model: Mikill Pane
Mercury Records-signed rapper, Mikill Pane, is repping for all the 'slashies' out there; always grinding, with various disciplines to his name. When he's not broadcasting his segment on FUBAR radio - with fellow model Reece Sanders and Rizzle Kicks' Harley Sylvester - you can catch him in the studio, laying down bars or supporting talent, as a manager. This guy's tireless work ethic, down-to-earth nature, and positive outlook made him a natural fit for our My Generation campaign crew. Come get to know...
How would you define yourself?
I’m a songwriter / broadcaster / artist manager from London and would describe myself as a joy-seeker. All I ever want is to make myself and other people smile.
Describe your generation in 3 words.
THE BEST EVER.
What motivates you?
I’m passionate about literature and lyricism. I’ve enjoyed creative writing for as long as I can remember and decided I must be good at it when I won a poetry competition in primary school!
What does being woke mean to you?
It’s about having your eyes open and your wits about you, socially and politically. We live in bubbles throughout our lives and can get too comfortable. I’m learning how big the world is and how often we turn a blind eye to things.
Complete the sentence: “What the world needs now is...”
A period of serious reflection.
What's the best advice you can give to someone to help them stay positive?
Do things for people whether they can return the favour or not. You feel good when you’ve changed someone’s mood, day, or life for the better. Always encourage them to pass the good vibes on, too, as soon as is humanly possible!
How important is social media to you?
It’s vital. Without it, I certainly wouldn’t be doing this interview right now.
If you had your own hashtag what would it be?
#PanestakingProcess - because nothing has been easy for me. I’ve always had to apply myself and play the long game.
What would your dream party be like and who would be on the guest list?
It would be a relaxed dinner party with Jeremy Corbyn, Jay-Z, Akala, Katherine Ryan, Stephen Fry, Solange Knowles (sitting nowhere near Jay-Z), Naomi Campbell, Serena Williams, Common, Mike Skinner, JME... and Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins as the waiting staff.